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ABRAM’S DELIGHT

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When:
September 22, 2018 all-day
2018-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
2018-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
ABRAM'S DELIGHT
1340 S Pleasant Valley Rd
Winchester, VA 22601
USA
Cost:
Free

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PAST EVENTS


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September 30, 2018

 Sunday 12 noon to 3pm

Children’s event

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Winchester Frederick County Historical Society invited the Virginia Regiment George Mercer Company to their Annual Meeting 22 September 2018, which featured The Brunswick Stew and an open house of both Abram’s Delight built in 1754 and the Cabin which is younger (maybe 1780) and was moved from Cork and Braddock in 1967 to the site of Abram’s Delight, perhaps the oldest home in the City of Winchester VA. See more on this. Scroll down to find info on cabin and Abram’s Delight stone building:
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/abrams-delight/
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Thank you to Vangie Robinson for supplying the photos for video by Jim Moyer
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For more about the Virginia Regiment George Mercer Company:
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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/george-mercer/?instance_id=2586
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And more on this group:
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http://jimmoyer1.wixsite.com/mercercompany1stva
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And about Fort Loudoun Winchester VA where they were one of the several companies building that fort:
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http://jimmoyer1.wixsite.com/fortloudounva/news-and-stories-blog
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And a World Wide Map of what Churchill called the First World War:
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http://jimmoyer1.wixsite.com/fortloudounva/forts-on-the-frontier
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Brunswick Stew

Winchester Frederick County Historical Society

Annual Meeting.

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Saturday September 22, 2018

1pm – 3pm

Abram’s Delight Museum

1340 S Pleasant Valley Rd,

Winchester, VA 22601, USA

 

This is an outdoor even.

Please Dress Accordingly.

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Captain George Mercer Company of the Virginia Regiment appearing at the Fort Edward Foundation in Capon Bridge WV, OCTOBER 28, 2017 …. CLICK OR TOUCH TO ENLARGE PHOTO

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In addition

to this Brunswick Stew,

the Captain

George Mercer

Company of the

Virginia Regiment

who helped build

Fort Loudoun in

Winchester VA

under the direction

and design

made by

Colonel George Washington

will demonstrate camp life

during the day

and overnight into Sunday !

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Brunswick Stew: A Virginia Tradition

By Joseph Haynes

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With roots in Native American, African and European cooking traditions, Brunswick stew developed in colonial and Federal era Virginia, when squirrel was a necessary ingredient. By the nineteenth century, the mouthwatering delicacy had become an important part of politicking, celebrating and family gatherings. At the same time, it spread beyond Virginia, following barbecue culture into the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, author, award-winning barbecue cook and Brunswick stew expert Joe Haynes entertains with barbecue stew history, legend and lore, complete with authentic recipes.

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Source:

https://winchesterhistory.org/event/brunswick-stew-a-virginia-tradition/

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The Skirmish held at that event at Abram’s Delight.

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Same Video again, different music.

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We used some Funk just for fun. We enjoy the history, the firing of the musket, the stories of the past, the meeting of others who also are interested. Re-enacting? It is a remote viewing: a distant walking in another’s shoes. History is a Foreign Country.

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More Past Events


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Re-enactors of the French and Indian War

will be appearing

at Abram’s Delight

 

on Friday evening  2 December 2016

and Saturday 3 December 2016.

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About Abrams Delight

Emphasis is on the cabin.  The cabin was not originally part of Abram’s Delight.  It was moved to the property in 1967 from its original location at Braddock and Cork.

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ABRAM’S DELIGHT

Wikipedia link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abram%27s_Delight

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abrams-delight-cabin

Loghouse

Just in case you missed the lecture.

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See Winchester Star, Friday 4 November 2016

Log homes in Winchester VA

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Excerpts:

It might take an entire day just to prepare two of the 60 logs necessary to build a two-story, 400 square foot cabin with 7-foot ceilings…

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Abrams Delight Loghouse origins

Built in the 1700s, it was moved by the Winchester Historical Society in the 1960s to its current location and used as part of the Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center.

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This is not a still life.

Navigate the Google Car with your Mouse or Touchscreen.

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“It came over from Cork Street,”

said George Schember, president of the

Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.

“It was on the corner of Cork and Braddock streets,

and it was being destroyed.”

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The historical society dismantled the building and rebuilt it at its current location,

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Drive the Google Car around this cabin,

built 1780 and moved here in 1967

https://goo.gl/maps/8zdzoVmcQVK2

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Other log buildings –

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Many original log homes here are obscured beneath updated siding.

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One of these is the Patsy Cline house museum on Kent Street, according to a museum volunteer

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Editors Note:

Stories of wood taken from Fort Loudoun to build a few homes.

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North-facing walls are especially susceptible to wood decay, fungal deterioration, dry rot and insect infestation,

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“You’ll see lichens and things growing,”

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“Very rarely do you find a cabin that is exposed to the weather that has the original daubing.”

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Scotch-Irish builders tended to use dovetail joints, while Germans used a style known as steeple, or V-notches, to secure the logs, he said.

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Lecture given by

Moss Rudley, superintendent at the Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick,

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Held Thursday [3 Nov 2016] at a Lunch and Learn lecture

at Oakcrest Properties’ headquarters on Kent Street.

The event was sponsored by Preservation of Historic Winchester

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Sources:

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Winchester Star article

Friday 4 November 2016

http://www.winchesterstar.com/lifestyles/features/log-structures-tell-history-in-the-wood/article_9f65dc59-7f74-52cf-a2ed-84c198667805.html

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Abrams Delight

The Stone House was built 1754.

A log cabin, built in 1780 and similar to the one built by Abraham, was moved to the property in 1967. Abram’s Delight was added to the VLR on November 9, 1972, and the NRHP on April 11, 1973.[2][4][5]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abram%27s_Delight

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National Park Service short article

https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/vamainstreet/abr.HTM

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