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August 2018

Vive La France: A Celebration of the Influence of French Wines and Cheeses on Virginia and America,

August 20 - November 16
History Gallery at the R.R.Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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Another premier exhibit curated by Scott Ballin will run from mid-August to mid-November. A number of magnificent 17th-century maps, more than 30 of which are from the famous Blaeu family of mapmakers, are on display. The family patriarch and his sons were the premier mapmakers in Europe in the 1600s. The exhibit will officially open at a gallery and garden reception from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday August 25. The reception is free and open to the public. This exhibit is dedicated…

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September 2018

Conversations from the Grave

September 22 - September 23
Thornrose Cemetery, West Beverley Street
Staunton, 24421-2310
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Meet the Residents of Thornrose Cemetery September 22-23, 2018 Saturday, Sept. 22: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 1:00, and 1:30 Sunday, Sept. 23: 1:30, 2:00, and 2:30  They say only the good die young. Find out for yourself when you meet the Rev. Abel Fraser, Eva Clark, the infamous Marguiretta de Crescioli, Hugh B. Sproul, the Black Widow, and others as you are guided through Staunton’s own beautiful Thornrose Cemetery. Local costumed actors will tell the stories of the people who made…

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Stuart Talk

September 27 @ 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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The Mysterious Photograph in the Hon. Mr. Stuart’s Attic presented by Pamela Patrick When Mrs. George Cochran (Lee) began her restoration of Stuart House a number of years ago, she asked Pamela Patrick’s father, Dr. Jim Patrick (former Augusta County Historical Society president) to go through the documents stored in the attic, and save those he thought should be preserved.   The subject of this talk –a photograph found in the attic of Stuart House during that restoration, pictures 18 men in…

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November 2018


November 4 @ 3:00 pm
Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Lane
Verona, VA 24482
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When Buffalo Bill helped Staunton prepare for war by  John Flood This event is free and open to the public.  

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