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February 2018

New Exhibit

February 19 - June 30
History Gallery at the R.R.Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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Exceeding Expectations: Staunton, Augusta County, and World War I Liberty Loan speeches in downtown Staunton One hundred years after the event, the story of Staunton and Augusta County soldiers and civilian volunteers who contributed so much to the Allied victory in World War I has been researched and will be on display with historical photos, newspapers, uniforms and medals  in the society’s history gallery at the R.R. Smith Center, opening the third week of February. Exhibit…

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March 2018


March 1 @ 7:00 pm
Lecture Room, R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street
Staunton, VA 24401 United States
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Edmund D. “Rick” Potter will present Exceeding Expectations: Staunton and Augusta County Meeting the Challenge of Being from the President's Hometown During World War I  Plaque honoring the area’s war dead on the front of the Augusta County Courthouse. The talk will explore the military and civilian contributions of area residents during the period 1917-1918 as well as after the war, and is offered in connection with the society’s World War I exhibit opening in February…

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March 18 @ 3:00 pm
Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Lane
Verona, VA 24482
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“Shakers & Jerkers: Radical Revivalism in the Shenandoah Valley & East Tennessee, 1805–1815,” presented by Douglas Winiarski. Free and open to the public.

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April 2018

Annual Spring Banquet 2018

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center, 24 S Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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Monday, April 2, Social 6 p.m., dinner 6:45   Dr. Ed Ayers will present a program on the third book and  final book in his Civil War trilogy,  “The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America.” Book signing to follow program. Banquet tickets $50.

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