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Annual Meeting 12 November 2017

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When:
November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2017-11-12T14:00:00-05:00
2017-11-12T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
Godfrey Miller Home
28 S Loudoun St
Winchester, VA 22601
USA
Cost:
Free

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15th Annual Meeting

French and Indian War Foundation

Sunday November 12th, 2017
2pm to 4pm

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Godfrey Miller Home – Woltz Pavilion
38 S Loudoun St

See location on this map 

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Free Event, Light Fare and Wine Served

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215pm Business Meeting of Awards

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3pm Speaker Robert Ambrose

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Click on picture to enlarge.

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For more information call 540-678-1743 or email fiwf.dsg@comcast.net

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About our speaker, Mr Robert Ambrose

Mr Robert Ambrose works for the Maryland Park Service. In 8 years of service he has been both a historical interpreter at Fort Frederick in Maryland, as well and Ranger at Cunningham Fall, Gambrill and Fort Frederick State Parks.

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Mr Ambrose is a graduate of Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science.

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He has been involved in living history for 21 years during which time he has portrayed soldiers from the French and Indian War, American Revolutions, War of 1812, Indian Wars of the 1870s, and the Spanish American War.

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In addition he has done interpretation on African American Subjects and the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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Mr Ambrose lives in Berkeley Springs, WV with his wife and three sons.

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Fort Frederick MD will be the subject of our 2017 Annual Meeting.

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Officers

President David S Grosson
Vice President Steve Rean
Secretary Tay Rafter
Treasurer Jim Shipp
Historian Norman Mailer

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Board of Directors

Barbara Caballero
Carl Ekberg
Tony Elar Jr
Peter Merkel
Patrick Murphy

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We Invite You to Attend the

French and Indian War Foundation’s

Annual Meeting

Sunday, November 6, 2016

2pm-4pm

Godfrey Miller Home

Judge Woltz room

28 South Loudoun Street, Downtown Winchester VA

Free Event, All Are Welcome

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Speaker is John Adamson

Subject of talk?

Kentucky Long Rifles and

the role they played in frontier America

 

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Short Bio of John Adamson

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john-adamson-sitting-with-long-rifleMr. Adamson is a native Virginian having grown up in Arlington County.  He attended Virginia Tech where he graduated with a B.S. in Statistics and later received an MBA from the University of Richmond.

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During his career with C&P and Bell Atlantic/Verizon, John has lived at various times in Richmond, Culpeper and Fairfax County.  On his retirement in 1998 he relocated with his wife Barbara to Strasburg, VA.  The Adamson’s have two grown children, a son and daughter, and three grandchildren.

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John has long had an interest in history in general, military history in particular, and especially that of the Kentucky long rifle.

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John Adamson, vice president of the Strasburg Museum, stands beside this drum that the Strasburg Museum and the Strasburg Heritage Association funded to restore and display inside the museum. The museum will open for the 2016 season on May 1. Rich Cooley/Daily

John Adamson, vice president of the Strasburg Museum, stands beside this drum that the Strasburg Museum and the Strasburg Heritage Association funded to restore and display inside the museum. The museum will open for the 2016 season on May 1. Rich Cooley/Daily

Since arriving in Shenandoah County John has cultivated an interest in Shenandoah County history, local architecture and the material culture of the Shenandoah Valley.  He has been very active in the Shenandoah Valley community serving on numerous boards and advisory committees of area historic organizations.

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In his “free time”, John is an active member and past president of the Strasburg Rotary Club and enjoys fishing for smallmouth bass in the North Fork of the Shenandoah R. from his canoe.

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Picture and caption From Thursday April 28, 2016 issue of Northern VA Daily

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Items of interest to the topic of

Kentucky Long Rifles:

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Okay, its Wikipedia but we put this link here

as a launching point for more discovery.

And Wikipedia links normally don’t disappear. 🙂

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_rifle

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LAST YEAR’S ANNUAL MEETING

French and Indian War Foundation’s

Annual Meeting

Sunday, November 15, 2015

2pm-4pm

Godfrey Miller Home

28 South Loudoun Street, Downtown Winchester VA

Free Event, All Are Welcome

Refreshments Served

2:00 – Business Meeting

followed by Awards

3pm – Speaker Dr Carl Ekberg

Our Man of the French.   This is worth the visit.

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To read this Winchester Star article published 16 November 2015, left click to enlarge.

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Dr Carl Ekberg 2 Dr Carl Ekberg 3 sunday 3pm 15nov2015

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Our originally scheduled speaker had an unexpected event come up and will not be able to appear.

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He is an expert on Andrew Montour, so we hope to have him appear at a future event for the French and Indian War Foundation

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Bill Hunt

on Andrew Montour

See link on Bill Hunt presentation at Ashby’s Fort

Other links on Bill Hunt’s presentation of Andrew Montour

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Montour_NCPA

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YEAR 2014 ANNUAL MEETING

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See Winchester Star Article on 13th Annual Meeting November 16, 2014

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Speaker  Mr. Paul R. Misencik, author of

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George Washington and the Half-King Chief Tanacharison

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