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Conversations in History: "A Century Ago: Virginia and the First World War"

  • Morven Park Stone Barn at the Coach House Complex 17195 Southern Planter Lane Leesburg, VA, 20176 United States (map)

MHAA, in partnership with NOVA Parks and Morven Park, are bringing together a unique look at Virginia as it was on the verge of the United States entering World War I.  On the night of April 6, the centennial anniversary of America's entry into the war, come hear Jana Shafagoj, Director of Preservation and Education at Morven Park, speak about Governor Westmoreland Davis and Virginia's role in the First World War.  Some World War I era artifacts from the collections of Morven Park will also be on display.  

The program will be held at Morven Park inside it's Stone Barn, located at the Coach House Complex, 17195 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176.  Those attending the program should park in the main lot and walk to the Stone Barn.  Comfortable shoes and appropriate dress for the weather are recommended for the walk to the program's location from the parking lot.

This program is free and open to the public; donations will be accepted.  For questions or more information, call (540) 687-5188 or email