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2017 SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR

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Here are pictures from our Series of Stories concerning the French and Indian War time period.

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Tuesday, July 18thSteve Resan
The War that Sowed the Seeds of Revolution
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Thursday, July 20thDr. Carl Ekberg
The Spark that Set the World on Fire
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Tuesday, July 25thPat Murphy
The French and Indian War on the Virginia Frontier
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Thursday, July 27thChaplain Melanie Lewis
What was Worn, and Why: Abigail Morgan and
Women’s Life on the Frontier
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Lectures begin at 7 P.M.

Tickets are $10 each or $35 for the Series.
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Steve Resan VP on the French and Indian War Foundation member often can be seen portraying James Wood, founder of Winchester VA

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 A Benefit Presentation for the

Godfrey Miller Historic Home & Fellowship Center,

28 South Loudoun Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601

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Please see

Upcoming Events

on the right side.

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PAST  EVENTS OF 2017


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Fairfax County VA 275th Anniversary

17 June 2017

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13 years after the creation

of Fairfax County (1742)

the Virginia Regiment was

recruiting men in 1755

from this county

 for duty in the back country

in the wild west town

of Winchester and beyond.

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262 years later

the Virginia Regiment

(the Captain Mercer Company)

was back

to recruit in Fairfax County again

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See local event in Shawneeland.

June 3, 2017  @ 1030am

Clowser family Cemetery

152 Tomahawk Trail

Shawneeland isn’t named

JUST because it has Indian Street Names . . .

or is it?

Find out here.

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French and Indian War Foundation

Meeting of Board of Directors

Thursday  June 1,  2017

11 a.m.

at 419 N. Loudoun St.

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A Thank You

to all those who participated

and visited

on Fort Loudoun Day

this past Saturday, 20 May 2017.

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The following presenters were there. And thank you.

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President David Grosso  took over the tour of the Fort Loudoun footprint.  Norman Baker, Foundation historian, has done most of those tours in the past.

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Foundation members Left to Right: Norman Baker our historian, and veteran of WWII battle Iwo Jima and veteran of Korean War stands next to our Foundation President David Grosso.

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Both were at this year’s Fort Loudoun Day. David Grosso took over Norman’s tour of the footprint of Fort Loudoun this year of 2017. This is a file photo from last year’s Fort Loudoun Day.

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Those who went on that tour liked that David Grosso carried the aerial photo to show point of reference.

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Norman Baker is the one who got the imprint outline on that photo.

Norman Baker pointed out the fort’s outline to an archeologist who then confirmed Norman Baker’s research.

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A thank you to Erica Nuckles who gave a presentation at the George Washington Hotel the night before. See event.

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To the Re-enactors, a thank you to:

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Captain Mercer’s company of Colonel George Washington’s VA Regiment of 1756. Left to Right are Jim Moyer, Mayor of Middletown Charles Harbaugh IV, Eric Bartok, Tony Elar…… AND OUR CAPTAIN? Where is our Captain? You can see him right behind Eric Bartock peeking over his shoulder, right behind us all. This is our Captain George Mercer – presented to you by Tony Elar Jr. ….. You still cannot see him? Click on photo to enlarge.

Mayor of Middletown, Charles Harbaugh IV,
Experienced re-enactor Eric Bartock,
Tony Elar, son of Tony Elar Jr

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Tony Elar Jr, (yes Jr)  acting as  our Captain George Mercer

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Bret Osborne is there to lead his two woodsmen

to raise the Flag.

This flag in 1756 is only 47 years old representing the union of England and Scotland parliaments, and in in 1756 only 9 years since the Battle of the Culloden ending a possible dis-union.

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Click on Steve Resan, our stalwart James Wood to see his picture. He is our Foundation board member, who has some interesting stories about that Well at Fort Loudoun.

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Mark Tooley, Center. Jim Moyer part of George Washington’s VA Regiment under Captain Mercer on left. and on the right is French Re-enactor on right with his cannon in the background.

Our French Re-enactors with their 3 pounder cannon – a thank you. Some younger citizens of this great Republic got to see the cannon fire.

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More on our French visitors to come.
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And Mark Tooley and another selling books from the Fort Edwards Foundation.

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Raleigh Boaze, a living history interpreter who gave at a previous Fort Loudoun Day a great story on the Braddock Expedition.

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John Adamson displayed his rifles and shared his knowledge on the rifles and muskets of the time. Normally 7 grooves and almost one full turn inside a 72″ barrel do those 7 grooves make. Fascinating.   See info on his visit to our annual meeting last.

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The Geographers – Left to Right – Michael Wood and Robert ‘Kass’ Kassebaum . This Fort Loudoun only Robert Kassebaum and wife set up the display.

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The Surveyor.  Quite a store of knowledge there.  They have appeared at every Fort Loudoun day since 2015.

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See their website – http://armygeographer.org/

And their Facebook Page.

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And we had several authors there.

Norman L. Baker, Foundation board member, who was in the battle of Iwo Jima. Take a look at his books on Fort Loudoun, The Braddock Road, and the ring of forts in old Frederick County.

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Patrick Murphy, a Foundation board member, was there too. His book has 131 pages, Beautifully Illustrated. The story of the French & Indian War in Shenandoah County as it exists in memory and artifact. Full color illustrations, fold-out map of French & Indian War sites in the County.

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An author of historian fiction was there. More follow up on him at a later date.

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Left to Right. Our Captain George Mercer, Tony Elar Jr, Jim Moyer and Living History Interpreter, Raleigh Boaze

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And one final thank you

to the energy and exuberance

of our Captain George Mercer,

aide de camp to George Washington,

our Foundation member,

Tony Elar Jr.

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Erica Nuckles  Historian

on Charlotte Browne

An eye witness of the Braddock Expedition.

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See Event for More Detail

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May 19, 2017 @6pm to 9pm

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at George Washington Hotel,

a Wyndham Resorts International Hotel

103 E Piccadilly St

Winchester VA

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Fort Loudoun’s footprint in Winchester VA, on a hill overlooking the downtown walking mall. Click on photo to enlarge. Hit backspace arrow to return here.

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FortLoudoun Day

May 20, 2017

10am to 3pm

at 419 N Loudoun St

Winchester VA

Click for details here.

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Spring 2017 newsletter

FIWF Newsletter_V12N2_04.17

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More past events of 2017


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 Sunday 19 March 2017,

if you didn’t go to the event noted below,

 you missed a very entertaining talk

about Jefferson in Paris,

and

the chance to meet some interesting authors

of the little known stories

of our local history

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But don’t fret !

We’re here for you.

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Explore this site. There is a lot here.

Read in bits and pieces.

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MSV Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

View from Amherst Street of the MSV Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Sunday March 19, 2017

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

2pm to 430pm

Refreshments Served

Free and Open to the Public

Click here for more detail on this event.

The following 3 authors will be there:

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Mr. Norman Baker

will be selling and signing his new book

“Braddock’s Road Historical Atlas.”

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Mr. Wilbur S. Johnston

will be signing his book

“On the Town”

Celebrating James Wood and the founding of Winchester.

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Dr.  Carl Ekberg

will give a talk at 3:00pm 

“Thomas Jefferson in Paris, his Likes and Dislikes.”

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All of the above is …

This is all free and open to the public.

Open House from 2:00 to 4:30

at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

Refreshments served

Please come and enjoy an afternoon of History!

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See PAST EVENTS from before 2017

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

Why January 1 as New Year Day?

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Why did a 16 year old George Washington

write a double year date?

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GW’s Diary – Fryday the 11th. of March 1747/8.

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You gotta click on this – Here’s a story.

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