The Mosby Heritage Area Association is proud to announce the upcoming events for 2015. Details for these events will be coming soon so keep an eye on this page or check the monthly e-newsletter.
Sunday, July 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Blazer's Scouts and Mosby in the Shenandoah,
lecture by historian Darl Stephenson. St. James United Church of Christ, 10 East Broad Way, Lovettsville VA.
Darl Stephenson is one of the foremost authorities on Capt. Richard Blazer and his Scouts, a unit specially
formed to hunt down the Confederate Ranger John Singleton Mosby.
Jointly sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area Association and the Lovettsville Historical Society. Donation requested. For more information call (540) 822-9194. Reservations are not required.
Saturday, August 15, 7:30pm
Cavaliers, Courage, & Coffee Program
The Occupation Winter of 1865
George’s Mill Farm B&B
11867 George’s Mill Rd
Lovettsville, VA 20180
On Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. the Mosby Heritage Area Association’s well-known Gray Ghost Interpretive Group (GGIG) will offer the next program of its Cavaliers, Courage, and Coffee series, entitled “The Occupation Winter of 1865.” The program, originally scheduled for February (for the 150th anniversary) but snowed out, will be held at George’s Mill Farm Bed & Breakfast.
This installment of the popular Cavaliers, Courage & Coffee Program (now in its 11th season) will delve into the 1865 encampment of Union cavalry under General Thomas C. Devin at historic George’s Mill and other Lovettsville-area sites in northern Loudoun County. First-person accounts of this encampment (2,000 soldiers!) and its impact on life in Loudoun in the final winter of 1865 and other stories from that hard, cold, final winter of the Civil War will be shared in a series of vignettes by soldiers and civilians. Sketches will include that of the George sisters, courted by both sides; John Mobberly, the Short Hill partisan; the Great Fox Hunt of February 1865 by Mosby’s Rangers; and winter guerilla operations.
The Mosby Heritage Area Association works to inspire personal explorations of Loudoun by those who attend our programs. Booklets and guides will be provided for those attending. Admission is $10 adults/$5 students. Reservations are not required.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
With Special Guest Speaker, Bud Robertson
Join Dr. Bud Robertson on Sept. 13th at 2pm at Highland School in Warrenton as he discusses “Remembering the Civil War”. A reception will follow at historic Hopefield, with a tasting offered by Maker’s Mark.
597 Broadview Ave.
Warrenton, VA 20186
6763 Airlie Road
Warrenton, VA 20186
Talk by Dr. Robertson - -$40 MHAA Members/$50 non-members
For both events - -$65 members/$75 non-members
Friday October 2-Sunday October 4
July 2, 1863: Gettysburg--The Second Day.
18th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War. Middleburg Community Center, 300 West Washington St. Middleburg VA and bus trip to the field of Gettysburg.
Friday Oct. 2nd:
4:00-5:00pm Book Browsing, Registration;
5:00-6:00pm Speaker: Stuart Dempsey “The New Guys: The Army of the Potomac’s June Reinforcements”.
6:15-7:15pm Speaker: Allen Guelzo “Meade’s Council of War, July 2nd, 1863”
Saturday, Oct. 3rd:
8:00am Coffee and Snacks;
8:30-9:30am Speaker: Jim Hessler “Sickles and Meade and the Great Controversy.”
9:45am-10:45am Speaker: Jeff Wert “An Army of Lions: The Union Army at Gettysburg.”
11:00am-12noon Speaker: Robert K. Krick “Lee and Longstreet on July 2nd, 1863.” Lunch.
12:30pm-1:30pm Speaker: Eric Wittenberg “Early’s Assault on East Cemetery Hill.”
1:45-2:45pm Speaker: Christina Moon “If History is Written Truthfully: Freeman McGilvery at the Battle of Gettysburg.”
3:00-4:00pm Speaker: John Archer “Holding the Other Flank: Culp’s Hill and the 137th New York.”
4:15-5:00pm Panel Discussion.
6:15pm Cash bar opens at the American Legion Hall.
7:00pm Banquet Dinner.
Sunday, Oct. 4th:
8:00am-5:00pm Bus Tour of Gettysburg, boxed lunches served.
$200 Partial Registration, includes Friday and Saturday lectures and lunch Saturday.
$425 Full Registration includes all events.
Sunday, November 14, 2015
20th Anniversary Event