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The Dragoons at Scotchtown 

July 10, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 

Meet some of George Washington’s cavalry when the 1st Regiment of Dragoons Revolutionary War living history group visit Scotchtown this Saturday. The morning's activities will include mounted formation riding and drilling practices, and the afternoon will feature time with interpreters and their horses, descriptions of equipment and the history of the Dragoons.

Walk-ins are welcome and the event is included with General Admission. 


John Marshall and the Trilogy Cases
June 13, 2021 at 7 p.m.
 

Join us in this 60-minute virtual tour as we explore Chief Justice John Marshall’s “Trilogy Cases” relating to Native American sovereignty in the United States and the impact of his decision in these three cases. Registration is free, but advanced sign-up is required.

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A Historic Haunting: Scotchtown and Hanover Tavern
July 24, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 

Two locations. One incredible experience. Transcend Paranormal & RTL Paranormal are teaming up to investigate claims of strange happenings at not one, but two historical locations: Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown and Hanover Tavern.

On July 24th, you’ll have the opportunity to investigate 6 buildings – all in one night. 100% of the proceeds for this event go directly to the Hanover Tavern Foundation and Preservation Virginia, the nonprofit organizations that own, preserve and interpret these locations. 

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Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown and Patrick Henry’s Red Hill are teaming up to take a closer look at primary source documentation for the time periods when Mr. Henry was living in these two locations. What stories do these surviving documents tell us about his life, family and the enslaved who lived at Scotchtown and Red Hill? Guest panelists from Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown include Erin Turbeville, Interpreter, and Lea Lane, Curator of Collections. Red Hill-Patrick Henry National Memorial is represented by Mark Couvillon, noted Henry historian and author, and Caitlin Curtis, Director of Education & Donor Systems.
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Recently faced with demolition, the Greensville County Training School is now being recognized with a historical marker and inclusion on the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail. During our statewide survey of Rosenwald Schools in 2019, the Preservation Virginia team visited the site when its future was uncertain. Many congratulations to the Citizens United to Preserve the Greensville County Training School for saving and commemorating this important cultural resource. Read more in the Emporia Independent Messenger:


Work continues at Turkey Run House in Chesterfield County. CEO Elizabeth S. Kostelny visited the site and spoke with the Committee to Save Turkey Run about the project. To save the house from demolition, it's being carefully cataloged and removed to be rebuilt at a future date. 
 
The Chesterfield Observer recently published a deep-dive story on the efforts to save Turkey Run. Read on here:

https://www.chesterfieldobserver.com/articles/saving-justis-preservationists-get-to-work-relocating-a-historic-antebellum-house/

Through your investment, we’re here to act as a preservation call center, helping communities find solutions to literally hundreds of preservation issues. At the same time, our six historic sites open to the public offer programming and student resources that drive tourism in their communities and connect people to history where it happened. All along, we support public policy programs that add to quality of life, preserve the places that make Virginia unique and hasten economic recovery.

Thank you so much for your support! Our work across the entire Commonwealth is only possible because of you. 
 
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