Warren Heritage Society seeking executive director

Warren County Virginia new logo used by permission by Warren County Director of Technology Todd Jones

The Warren Heritage Society is searching for a new executive director.

The agency is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to play a pivotal role in driving the Society’s mission forward and fostering partnerships to further its impact. The ideal candidate has a strong background in history, business, nonprofit management, or a related field, along with leadership capabilities and a passion for community engagement.

The Executive Director search is being conducted by the Executive Committee of the Society’s Board of Directors. The full job description can be found on the Warren Heritage Society website at warrenheritagesociety.org. Resumes for the position will be accepted through March 15, 2024.

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Pastor to War Heroes – The Muhlenbergs

For everything, there is a season from Ecclesiastes 3, which helped create a Revolutionary War hero. Was it Peter or Frederick who preached this infamous sermon? 

Tour historic Handley library

Handley Library is continuing to celebrate its 110 years of community service nestled in downtown Winchester.

If you are a history enthusiast, join their tour on January 13th at 11 AM.

Unlock the secrets of this historic library, delving into its fascinating architecture and rich history.

The design of the library itself lends itself to literature, with the dome symbolizing a book spine and the wings being the book covers.

This beautiful structure opened to the public on August 21, 1913.

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Winter reading challenge

madeline macneil tribute

Handley Regional Library announces its Winter Reading Challenge.

This year’s theme is Where We Come From, inspired by the captivating picture book, “Where We Come From,” written by John Coy, Shannon Gibney, Sun Yung Shin, and Diane Wilson.

Participants will be immersed in the rich history and captivating stories of individuals, exploring themes of family, history, identity, and belonging.

Through the magic of literature, readers will embark on a journey that encourages self-reflection.

All while earning badges on a virtual bingo card! 

The Winter Reading Challenge runs from January 1st to January 31st.

To register click here: https://handleyregionallibrary.beanstack.org/reader365

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The Warren County Woodstock

Did you know Warren County had its own Woodstock?

Or that we had a cult here?

Not that big, and not as well known, but at least one famous family was a part of it.

Resources:

https://www.facebook.com/111381873717547/posts/the-arquettes-in-winchesterdavid-arquette-was-raised-on-the-skymont-subud-commun/113435783512156/

https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/VLR_to_transfer/PDFNoms/093-5023_Milford_Battlefield_2004_Final_Nomination.pdf

https://virginialiving.com/peace-love-and-subud/

Belle Boyd, after the Civil War

We take a look at the life of Confederate spy Belle Boyd, after the war.  Did she marry? Did she have any children Where is she buried?

 

Resources:

https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/isabelle-boyd

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Belle-Boyd

https://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/dvb/bio.asp?b=Boyd_Belle

History for the hungry event

A new “Hungry for History” Event explores history and food traditions of Winchester, Frederick County, and Clarke County, Virginia from August 26-September 4, 2023.

Fifteen locations including museums, historic organizations, and community sites will come together to showcase the area’s historical food traditions.

Four restaurants and a brewery will also participate with historic recipes and special programs.

There will be presentations, demonstrations, how-to classes, children’s activities, food tastings, special handouts and giveaways, special tours, agriculture related programs and more.

Dates and times for the activities vary depending on the site. Many of the activities are free of charge.

See the event schedules and more information please visit the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center.

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Winchester Frederick County unveils latest Civil War markers

civil war trails

The Winchester Frederick County convention and visitors bureau will unveil new Civil War Trail interpretive markers.

The unveiling takes place at Rouss City Hall Sat. Jun. 19 at noon.

The markers expand the story of how the war impacted the community with emphasis on local African American Troops.

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