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VIRGINIA BEER MUSEUM EVENTS

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December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Where:
Virginia Beer Museum
16 Chester St
Front Royal, VA 22630
USA
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Christmas Party

Virginia Regiment George Mercer Co is having its Christmas Party

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New recruits or those interested in wanting to find out about this time in history, come join us.

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2pm to 6pm, December 9, 2018

Virginia Beer Museum

16 Chester Street, Front Royal VA 22630

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VIRGINIA INDEPENDENCE DAY

December 10, 6pm

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PAST EVENTS AT VIRGINIA BEER MUSEUM


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This museum has many more events than listed here, but we are just listing some of  the ones that celebrate historical events.

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last update by Jim Moyer 1/25/2018 and 1/26/2018, 11/20/2018

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Robert Burns Night at Virginia Beer Museum

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27 January 2018 this coming Saturday 6 PM – 10 PM
16 Chester Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630
https://www.facebook.com/events/521975494850921/
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Our poet was born in 1759,
a year after Fort DuQuesne was burned down by the French,
a year when our Colonel George Washington
retired from service and married Martha.
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But Burns became a part of Washington’s life
See Burns’ 1794

Ode For General Washington’s Birthday
http://www.robertburns.org/works/463.shtml
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And he was loved world wide, especially by the Russians.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Burns#Russia

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And Steinbeck’s 1937 Mice and Men
took from Robert Burns’ To a Mouse
“The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
Gang aft agley, (Go often askew) ”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_a_Mouse

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BATTLE OF GREAT BRIDGE

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December 9, 2017

This museum may be the only place in Virginia that celebrates the fight against the last Royal Governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore.

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Click on photo to enlarge. Photo supplied by David Downes, creator of the Virginia Beer Museum in Front Royal VA

Photo of  some of the crowd on Battle of the Great Bridge Night of Dec 9 2017 .  Notice the one man with a harp. A special instrument designed by the holder of it.  He spoke of the harp’s mythic orgins. Look that up some day.  Something about dead turtles decaying and hearing the wind whistle through dessicated decaying muscle and cartilage.  . . . David Downes has created this Virginia Beer Museum and appears in the center of this photo in Revolutionary War uniform.

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December 9, 1775  

Battle of the Great Bridge.

Dunmore had taken refuge aboard a Royal Navy vessel. Dunmore’s forces had fortified one side of a critical river crossing south of Norfolk at Great Bridge, while rebel forces had occupied the other side. In an attempt to break up the rebel gathering, Dunmore ordered an attack across the bridge, which was decisively repulsed. Colonel William Woodford, the Virginia militia commander at the battle, described it as “a second Bunker’s Hill affair“.[2]  – wikipedia

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Dunmore County later changed its name to Shenandoah County.

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GUY FAWKES NIGHT

Compiled by Jim Moyer, 11/5/2017.
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November 5, 2017 Saturday Night

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Chess Board at Virginia Beer Museum

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On a slightly drizzly night

at VA Beer Museum,

where a few Regimental Soldiers

played a Chess Game as badly as the Pitchers in

Game 5 between the Astros 13 and Dodgers 12.

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Thank you to the VA Beer Museum for a nice night out.

A wonderful burning of Guy Fawkes, a bit of fireworks. conversation, and the beer !

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On November 5, 1605 Guy Fawkes charged for being in the Gunpowder plot to kill King James of 1609 King James Bible fame became Pope Day here during the French and Indian War times to war for independence.

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Why relevant for Fort Loudoun?

This wasn’t just a battle against the French and Indians,

but that they were Papists,

agents of a monolithic devil.

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And now in modern times the Fawkes face

has stylized into a mask

for anti-govt, anti-globalist, anti-establishment.

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V for Vendetta as a comic book became a movie,

became a face for Anonymous,

the hacking group pretending to be good at hacking

and posing as cooler than Wiki-Leaks

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LINKS

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

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

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

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

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

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Jim Moyer with Fay Dutton at the Guy Fawkes Night, November 5, 2017,  at Virginia Beer Museum on 18 Chester Street in Front Royal VA.

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Jim Moyer is in Colonel George Washington’s Virginia Regiment in Captain George Mercer’s Company headed by Tony Elar Jr, French and Indian War Foundation Board of Director Member.

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