Celebration of Loudoun’s Historic and Environmental Heritage

 

The Loudoun Civil War Roundtable invites all to attend a Celebration of Loudoun’s Historic and Environmental Heritage. 
 
Sunday, December 4, 2011
3:00 – 5:00 PM
 
Sponsored by the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition, a group of local organizations dedicated to the preservation, enhancement, and celebration of Loudoun’s unique historic and environmental assets, to honor the incoming
Board of Supervisors.
 
Come and enjoy multiple exhibits highlighting each organization’s activities. Enjoy light refreshments and a short talk by Kathleen Kilpatrick, Director of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
 
Tour the Fort Evans Civil War site. Fort Evans was the first of three earthworks of similar configuration built in 1861 by the Confederates to protect the approaches to Leesburg. Named for Col. Nathan “Shanks” Evans, the fort is about 1.5 acres in extent and was placed to cover the Edwards Ferry Road and the turnpike from Alexandria (today Route 7).
 
The event is free and the public is invited.
 
Location: REHAU, 1501 Edwards Ferry Road NW, Leesburg (approximately opposite Costco and Target stores)
 
Exhibitors will include:
Aldie Heritage Association
Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Land Trust of Virginia
Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Loudoun Preservation Society
Loudoun Watershed Watch
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
Loudoun Archaeological Foundation
Loudoun County Civil War Round Table
Mosby Heritage Area Association
Waterford Foundation
Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship
Goose Creek Association
Unison Preservation Society
Sustainable Loudoun
George Marshall International Center
Lincoln Preservation Foundation
Banshee Reeks Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Virginia
Friends of Banshee Reeks
Piedmont Environmental Council
 
For more information, contact: Al Van Huyck (avanhuyck@aol.com) or Patty Rogers-Renner (marandder@aol.com). Visit Loudoun Preservation Society on Facebook for updates and last minute information.
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About Craig Swain

"Historical marker hunter" and Civil War enthusiast.
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