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April 2016

AUGUSTA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY SPRING MEETING 2016

April 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Lane
Verona, VA 24482
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Norman Scott author of A River of Iron, a history of local iron works in western Virginia, will be the featured speaker at this year's Spring Meeting. He will discuss the history and importance of local iron works, such as Mt. Torry Furnace near Sherando, to the county's economy and culture. This program is free and open to the public. For more information please call the ACHS at 248-4151 or email ACHS offices at augustachs@ntelos.net    

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May 2016
$20.00

A Great Evening on the Great War: “A Tale of Intrigue, Treachery, and 100-Year-Cover-Up”

May 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
R.R. Smith Center History Gallery, 20 S. New Street
Staunton, VA 24401 United States
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An evening with author William Walker Staunton author William “Bill” Walker will thrill the audience with his new book Betrayal at Little Gibraltar: A German Fortress, a Treacherous American General, and the Battle to End World War I. Retired C-SPAN journalist Connie Doebele will moderate the discussion in the same way that she brought authors to audiences’ living rooms for many years on BookTV. A Q&A and audience discussion will follow this 30 minute presentation. Guests will enjoy a  wine and cheese…

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June 2016

In Full Bloom- Music to the Eyes and Ears

June 4, 2016 - August 31, 2016
R.R. Smith Center History Gallery and Memorial Garden, South New Street
Staunton,
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What makes summer more enjoyable than art and music and gardens? The Augusta County Historical Society and Heifetz International Music Institute bring them all together this summer with an event you will not want to miss. An exhibit comprised of approximately 50 original botanicals from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, including works by Basilius Besler, Elizabeth Blackwell, Christopher Hills, and Friedrich Bertuch will run from June through August, 2016. The exhibit is free and open to the public. As part of…

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September 2016

The Verdict of the People

September 23, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
R.R. Smith Center History Gallery, 20 S. New Street
Staunton, VA 24401 United States
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The Evolution of Elections in Augusta County and the Nation

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November 2016
free

ACHS Fall Meeting features Jeff Evans

November 6, 2016 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Lane
Verona, VA 24482
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Jeff Evans will present a program on Staunton and Augusta County Artisans at the ACHS Fall Meeting Sunday, November 6 at 3 p.m. Augusta County Government Center Verona, Virginia Jeff Evans, President, Principal Auctioneer and Specialist at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Virginia, will include new scholarship and research focusing on 19th century cabinetmakers and potters. Evans is a nationally recognized expert in early American glass and 18th and 19th century Shenandoah Valley furniture and decorative arts.…

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Connie Doebele and Nancy Sorrells to present book and documentary video – Hope Reborn of War: The Story of a World War II military hospital, a world famous rehabilitation center, and a unique educational community in Fishersville, Va

November 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Harold E. Watson Auditorium at the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, 64 James Anderson Road
Fishersville, VA
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Connie Doebele and Nancy Sorrells will unveil their book and documentary video Hope Reborn of War: The Story of a World War II military hospital, a world famous rehabilitation center, and a unique educational community in Fishersville, Va. (the Woodrow Wilson General Hospital, Wilson Memorial High School, WWRC, and the tech school) Friday, November 11, 2016, 2 p.m. Harold E. Watson Auditorium at the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Reception following hosted by the WWRC Foundation Book & Video set available…

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Stuart Lecture

November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lecture Room, R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street
Staunton, VA 24401 United States
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On December 7, 1941, a Pan Am passenger plane winging over the central Pacific learned that the Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor, where they had landed and embarked from the day before the attack. The adventures of the plane and its crew as they worked to escape attack and get home safely make up a little-known but compelling tale. The plane not only had to avoid Japanese aircraft, it had to find safe places to land and refuel on…

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December 2016
Free

HOPE REBORN OF WAR

December 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Francis Auditorium, 227 E Frederick St,
Staunton, VA 24401 United States
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Back by popular demand Connie Doebele and Nancy Sorrells  will present their book and documentary video –  Tuesday December 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Mary Baldwin's Francis Auditorium Hope Reborn of War: The Story of a World War II military hospital, a world famous rehabilitation center, and a unique educational community in Fishersville, Va. (the Woodrow Wilson General Hospital, Wilson Memorial High School, WWRC, and the tech school) The story of a ground-breaking military hospital and its impact on the people it…

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March 2017

ACHS Spring Meeting

March 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Lane
Verona, VA 24482
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Kevin Walker CEO for the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation The Future of the Past: Jackson’s Valley Campaign and Battlefield Preservation This presentation will focus on two pivotal battles at Port Republic and Cross Keys that led to the victory over the Union forces. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of our region’s true experts talk about the importance these two strategic battles played in Jackson’s Valley Campaign. The lecture is free and open to members…

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175th Anniversary Exhibition on the history of Mary Baldwin University

March 28, 2017 - May 7, 2017
History Gallery at the R.R.Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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This exhibit commemorates the history of Mary Baldwin University. It features a rich collection of artifacts, historic images, and documents covering the school from its early establishment as Augusta Female Seminary in 1842 to its recent transformation from a college to a university. April 6, 2017 5 to 6 p.m. Opening reception: ACHS members welcome  

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