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October 2019 Issue
In this issue:
  • Oct. 13 Lecture: “Germanna 101: Virginia’s First German Settlement”
  • Oct. 17 "Tasting, Tales, and Tunes" at Hiddencroft Vineyards
  • Upcoming LHS lectures and events
  • The Brunswick Bridge
  • LHS Fundraiser a Sweeping Success 
  • Remembering our "Living Legend" Jimmy Spring
  • Bulletin of Loudoun County History is revived
  • Nearby events of interest
  • Archive of back issues

Next in the Lovettsville Historical Society's
2019 Lecture Series:

"Germanna 101:

Virginia’s First German Settlement"

Presented by

Ashley Abruzzo,

Germanna Foundation
Locust Grove, Virginia

Sunday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m.

Germanna Visitor Center

Almost two decades before German settlers began streaming into Virginia’s Loudoun Valley and the Shenandoah Valley,  the first organized settlement of Germans in Virginia was underway in the “Germanna” colony in the Piedmont, along the road between present-day Fredericksburg and Culpeper.

On Sunday, October 13, Ashley Abruzzo, a Germanna descendant, and the Germanna Foundation’s Membership Development Manager, will present an overview of of the Germanna Colony's history starting in 1714, when Governor Alexander Spotswood recruited a group of ironworkers from the Siegerland area of Westphalia, who were of the German Reformed faith, to come to Virginia.  A second group, Lutherans from the Palatinate, arrived in 1717.  Abruzzo will discuss these two regions of Germany where the first German immigrants came from, and will tell about stories of their indentured servitude, and how they dispersed into other settlements in the Piedmont – particularly into Madison and Fauquier Counties -- and some eventually into the Valley of Virginia. 

Abruzzo will also describe how the Germanna Foundation was created, and discuss its present-day mission to preserve, protect, and educate about Virginia's early German heritage.  She will tell how the Germanna Foundation acquired some of the original land on which the original families settled, the quest to find the original 1714 fort at Germanna, and the progress the Foundation has made over the last few years. She will be available to answer questions after her presentation.

The presentation will be held at St. James United Church of Christ, at 10 East Broad Way in Lovettsville (formerly the German Reformed Church, thought to have been founded in the early 1730s by the earliest German settlers in Loudoun County).  

The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome to defray expenses of the program.  

For more information, visit or email

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Upcoming LHS Lectures
and Events
Oct. 17 -- Second Annual Tasting, Tales, and Tunes: Lovettsville Historical Society Night at Hiddencroft Vineyards.  Participants will be treated to a history tour that includes four stops of German Settlement history, plus tastings of multiple Hiddencroft wines paired with curated foods and storytelling shared by Lovettsville Historical Society members. There will also be music from George’s Mill-based bluegrass band the Short Hill Mountain Boys. 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Ticket price: $40

Nov. 10 - Lecture:  "The German Union Churches of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic," by Bill Oosterman.

Dec. 15 (tentative):  LHS Annual Meeting 
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The barn at Hiddencroft Vineyards
Lovettsville Historical Society Night
at Hiddencroft Vineyards

Thursday Evening, October 17, 2019
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Those of us who live in this region relish the unique history, culture, stories, music, foods, and beverages of our German-influenced region just below the Potomac.  After a hot and humid summer, we also crave the Fall.  On Thursday evening October 17, 2019, the Lovettsville Historical Society will put these all together in its second annual program partnering with Hiddencroft Vineyards on its historic campus at 12202 Axline Road, Lovettsville, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The program is meant to be a fun little October midweek break from the hubbub of work and crammed-full Fall weekends while celebrating good wine, good food, and local history.

Hiddencroft Vineyards includes a number of historical buildings—a property dating back to our Revolutionary War Axlines in the 18th century, and the Comphers in the 19th century.  Hiddencroft owners Clyde and Terry Housel are very passionate about the history there, and do an excellent job acting as preservationists, stewards, and historians for the property.  These buildings, including their historic house, barn, smokehouse, summer kitchen, and Springhouse, become the basis for our program.  Participants will be treated to a history tour that includes four stops of German Settlement history, plus tastings of multiple Hiddencroft wines paired with curated foods and storytelling shared by Lovettsville Historical Society members from the Lovettsville area’s voluminous past.  There will also be music from George’s Mill-based bluegrass band the Short Hill Mountain Boys.  So—tasting, tales, and tunes it will be, having fun with your neighbors while helping support your local museum, lecture series, and history outreach efforts. 

For more information and reservations, please call (410) 615-7224 or e-mail  Tickets including history, music, food, and wine are $40.00 per person. 

Tickets can also be purchased at the Lovettsville Museum on Saturday afternoons from 1:00-4:00.  Since in order to make this an intimate, cozy experience on a fall night, the program is being limited to just 30 participants, please reserve early. Dress for a cool and cozy fall evening on the farm! 
Photograph from The Times-Herald, Feb. 10, 1953, courtesy of Brunswick History Commission.  Automobiles are crossing the old bridge, as a construction crane is used to lower the superstructure for the new bridge which replaced the old one in 1955.
The last days of the old Brunswick bridge --
and other stories of our ferries and bridges

Our friends in the Brunswick History Commission have posted a treasure trove of old photographs and news articles online -- which are of interest to those in the Lovettsville area as well.  Among these are many news stories and pictures of the old Brunswick bridge and the construction of the new span which was completed in 1955.  Also there are a number of stories about the history of ferries and early crossings across the Potomac between Berlin/Brunswick, and The German Settlement/Lovettsville.

Read more about the old Brunswick bridge
LHS  Fundraiser a smashing success!
(Pictured at lower right:  LHS benefactor Dr. Donald Cooper, Catoctin District Supervisor Geary Higgins, and LHS President Fred Lee George III.  Photos courtesy of Allen Baker and Rob Scott.)

Our Third Annual Fundraiser and Membership Appreciation Event, held on Sunday, October 22, was the best ever!  About 60 people attended, and others who could not be there in person sent in contributions.  A number of those present were invited to give short presentations on their historic houses. With matches from a couple of generous donors, over $12,000 was raised.  And a fun time was had by all!
Donate today!

Even if you missed the September 22 event, it’s not too late to contribute to our Museum Expansion Fund. If you do it soon, your donation will be doubled.  We are currently working on a generous offer to match the next $10,000 in donations. We estimate that we have about $7000 toward that goal – which means that if you get your donation in soon, it will be matched dollar-for-dollar until we meet the $10,000 goal.

The Lovettsville Museum is the pre-eminent town-centered museum in Loudoun County, dedicated to telling the story of its local community.  And it’s all done with volunteers.  But we don’t have enough space.  We have far more artifacts and materials in our inventory than we can display.  This is why we launched the Museum Expansion Fund three years ago.  Donations to this fund will be used exclusively for acquiring and improvement of a new building, or for expanding and improving our existing facility.

Donations of $2500 or more – if you consent – will be acknowledged on a permanent plaque to be displayed at our new facility.

Your gift supporting the Lovettsville Historical Society is tax-deductible, since the LHS has been designated as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We have also been deemed to be exempt from registration under the Commonwealth of Virginia’s charitable solicitation law.
In Memoriam: 
"Living Legend of Lovettsville," Jimmy Spring
Jimmy Spring (above, center), who was featured in our "Living Legends of Lovettsville" presentation on Dec. 11, 2016, passed away on September 22.  The 2016 event was presented before a packed house in the fellowship hall at New Jerusalem Luheran Church.  Featured at the "Living Legends" event were a half-hour video of Jimmy's life, and a slide show of Jimmy and Zella Spring and their wonderful family.

An obituary for Jimmy Spring can be read here.
(Photos courtesy Allen Baker)

Bulletin of Loudoun County History
being revived in early October

Diversity Fairs of Virginia (DFV) is pleased to announce the October 2019 publication of the Bulletin of Loudoun County History, formerly the Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun County which turned over the periodical to DFV in late 2018.   The Bulletin will soon be easily obtained directly from Amazon, rather than through a membership subscription, as before.

 The Bulletin, originally owned by the Historical Society of Loudoun County, was formed in 1957 and ran until 1976. It was then revitalized in 1997, then from 2002 to 2018, when the society turned the Bulletin over  to DFV, a 501(c)(3) educational organization.

The editor-in-chief of the revised Bulletin is Larry Roeder, President of  DFV and formerly a U.S. diplomat and foreign affairs editor for Springer Science+Business Media of Hamburg.  He is also well-known as Principal Investigator for the Edwin Washington Project, which documents segregated schools in Loudoun County from 1865 to 1968 in a partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools.

 The other members of the Editorial Board are: Donna Bohanan, Chair of the Black History Committee of the Friends of Thomas Balch Library; Lori Hinterleiter Kimball, a well-known Loudoun County historical researcher who is now serving as Executive Director of the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum; and Edward Spannaus of the Lovettsville Historical Society.

 “I want to commend Larry Roeder and his Diversity Fairs of Virginia team for taking on the task of keeping a revamped and reinvigorated Bulletin of Loudoun County History alive,” said Childs Burden, a Trustee of the Loudoun County Historical Society, along with Lewis Leigh, Jr., and Taylor Chamberlin. “We are now a county of 400,000 residents  -- an astounding growth rate from the 25,000 residents when the Loudoun County Historical Society was formed in 1954. It is clear to me that our 400,000 residents want to know and want to appreciate our county's rich history and heritage dating back to Loudoun's founding in 1757.”

 Roeder, in introducing the revised Bulletin, stated that “We do this with humility and a love for our county, and with respect to the editors who came before us.”

 “The Bulletin is non-partisan and offers no political ideology or mission of its own, other than to advocate for the preservation of history and the value of a diverse society, since diversity has been a feature of Loudoun since colonial days.”   Information on the Bulletin and its events will be posted regularly on its own Facebook page, also going live in early October.

Articles in the inaugural issue include:

  • “Carter’s Goose Creek Tract,” by Wynne C. Saffer and Lori Hinterleiter Kimball;
  • “A Study in Civil Rights: The Delegates of the 1883 Mass Meeting,” by Donna Bohanon;   
  • “The Readjusters: The Black-White Alliance that Once Governed Virginia,” by Edward Spannaus;   
  • “The Readjuster Movement in Loudoun, 1877-1885,” by Wynne C. Saffer;  and
  • “The County School Fair Movement,” by Larry Roeder.

Copies of the first issue may be purchased online from, at the price of $15 per copy.  Tax-deductible contributions to support the new Bulletin and other efforts of DFV may also be directed to this address. 

Nearby Events of Interest
Oct. 1- 31.  Exhibit: Edwin Washington Project. Loudoun County School’s Record Project, presented by Larry Roeder.  Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market Street, Leesburg, VA. 703-737-7195.
Fri-Sun., Oct. 4-5-6 – 75th Waterford Fair. American Crafts and Historic Homes Tour. Shop the hundreds of hand-made arts and crafts. Demonstrating artisans will be around the village. We have over 80 juried crafters' items and baked goods at the Old Mill. And don't forget the Dried Flower Barn, the Photography Exhibit & Sale, Art Mart and the Fine Art! General admission $20; 3-day admission $35.  Reduced rates for seniors and students. For more information
October 4, at 5:00, 5:45, 6:30, 7:15 & 8:00 --   First Friday: “George Washington and the American Revolution.”  Viewing times for Washington's Will are at 5:00, 5:45, 6:30, 7:15 & 8:00. Tickets will be handed out starting at 4:45 pm.  One Ticket per person. Only 375 Tickets are available the night of the exhibition.  75 visitors per group. Brought to you by: Honorable Gary M. Clemens, Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court; Honorable John T. Frey, Fairfax County Clerk of the Circuit Court; and Thomas Balch Library.  Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 E. Market Street, Leesburg
Sat.-Sun., Oct. 5-6, at 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Brunswick Railroad Days.  Train rides, train-themed exhibits, kids’ activities, model trains, arts & crafts exhibitors, etc.  Downtown Brunswick MD, Potomac & Maple Streets.
Sat., Oct. 5, at 9 a.m. – Leesburg Walking Tour. James Roberts, a native of Leesburg, former member of Thomas Balch Library Advisory Commission, 2008 recipient of a Loudoun History Award, and recognized in 2011 by Loudoun Laurels, will lead a walking tour of Leesburg. The tour is an insider’s commentary of local people, places, and points of interest both in and around Leesburg. Roberts highlights the ways in which Leesburg has undergone changes in its architecture, economics, and race relations. Factual, historical, and anecdotal information is intertwined and presented in storytelling fashion as only someone who lived through it and thoughtfully observed it can do. This unique tour will leave from Thomas Balch Library parking lot at 9 AM; sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market Street, Leesburg, VA. 703-737-7195.
Sat., Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. – “Death and Destruction in Downtown Frederick” – First Saturday Walking Tour. Like modern warfare, the Civil War ushered in moments of horror and disaster for the citizens of Frederick, Maryland. Located at a major crossroads, the town was sure to be visited by the conflict’s cruelties. The armies soon arrived, filling the community with soldiers and filling its buildings with the sick and dying. When fighting broke out, it was often the local residents who suffered the consequences. Buildings broken, property smashed, and livelihoods lost. Not to mention the hundreds of local men off serving in the armies of North and South, many never to return. This pay-what-you-please walking tour will unveil the true cost of war to the residents of Frederick. What did they endure? How did they move on? Visitors will walk the same streets as Union and Confederate soldiers and hear the words of those who witnessed the chaos as the Civil War came crashing into the city. The program will begin in the lobby of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at 3:00 PM. This will be a “pay-what-you-please” program. Register ahead of time to hold your spot, as space is limited. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701.  For more info, call 301-695-1864.
October 5 and 6 -- “Shenandoah 1864:”  a re-enactment of the battles of Third Winchester and Fisher’s Hill.  "Shenandoah, 1864" is the 155th Anniversary Re-enactment of Sheridan's Valley Campaign. This event will feature unit specific detailed battle scenarios, even-handed rule enforcement, correct force ratios, including artillery and mounted forces by invitation only, both campaign and garrison camping and unit specific impressions. Sponsored by Rear Rank Productions. All participants must be registered, and registration is now closed.  Shore Farm, 40371 Quarter Branch Road, Lovettsville.
Mon., Oct. 7, at 7:00 p.m. – “Action Along the Track:  The Civil War on the B&O’s Upper Potomac Line.” By Steve French.  Part 1: Harpers Ferry to Great Cacapon. This Robert H. McCauley Historical Lecture will focus on numerous successful Confederate efforts to disrupt traffic along this section of line. Discussions of events will include Stonewall Jackson's forays on Harpers Ferry, Martinsburg and Hancock, plus the July 3, 1864, Battle of North Mountain Depot, Harry Gilmor's Brown's Shop Express West holdup and Mosby's Greenback Raid. Part II will be on Nov. 4.   Washington County Free Library, 100 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Tues., Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. – Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable:  “`I Held Lincoln,’ a Union Sailor’s Journey Home,” presented by Richard Quest. Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market Street, Leesburg, VA. 703-737-7195.
Wed., Oct. 9, at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. -- Presentation and Book Signing of Hamilton Versus Wall Street. Lovettsville resident and journalist Nancy Spannaus will present the case for Alexander Hamilton’s economics and their relevance today.  Spannaus’s argument is more fully presented in her book Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of Economics, published in February of this year, which will be available for sale and signing at the event. Kirkus Reviews described Spannaus’s book as “a thoughtful, well-written argument for Alexander Hamilton’s financial system as a guard against tyranny.” Economist Richard Sylla, author of Alexander Hamilton: An Illustrated Biography, noted that “In our time of crumbling infrastructure, anemic economic growth, and dysfunctional government, Spannaus points to a better path, the American System of economic policy initiated by Alexander Hamilton more than two centuries ago.” Four Seasons Books, 114 West German Street, Shepherdstown, WV.
Wed., Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m.  – Harper’s Ferry Civil War Roundtable: "Improving Artillery Deadliness," with Larry Turner.    Larry explains how Civil War armament engineers recognized the need to improve the effectiveness of artillery weapons as the traditional 6-pound gun didn’t have enough firepower. Cylindrical projectiles and exploding shells required fuses, and the presentation dissects point detonating, time, and concussion fuses, explaining their components and manufacturing procedures used (and conjectured to have been used) in Civil War arsenals and privately-owned factories. Examples include the Parrott, Bormann, Girardey, Hotchkiss, and Tice fuses with explanations of how the fuses worked, problems encountered in the field, and perspectives from the Confederate and Union armies.  A family-style meal will be served at 6:30 PM prior to the program. The cost of the meal is $15.00 per person. Reservations for the meal must be made no later than Sunday, October 6, with Christopher Craig  or 304-433-1260. The meal will consist of meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, coffee, tea, and dessert. Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church, 645 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry.
Thurs., Oct. 10, at 7:00 p.m. – The Battle of Antietam and Sharpsburg's Civilians.  The Sharpsburg Historical Society will present Steve Cowie, of Knoxville, Tennessee, who will share an overview of his upcoming book on the Battle of Antietam and its impact on Sharpsburg's citizens. The study, based on twelve years of research and many trips to Maryland, investigates 150 households affected by the battle and its aftermath. The book will be published in 2020.  The program will begin at 7:00 pm and attendees are asked to enter the Community Room from the rear of the Church building. The public is welcome to attend this free program. Information may be obtained by calling either (301) 992-9767 or (301) 432-5079.  Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Community Room, 209 West Main Street, Sharpsburg, Maryland
Thurs., Oct. 17, at 6:45 p.m. -- "Hell Comes to Southern Maryland- The Point Lookout POW Camp." Presented by author Brad Gottfried and the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable.  The Point Lookout Civil War Prisoner of War Camp for Confederates was the largest facility in the North. Over 51,000 men lived and died in this spit of land between the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland. This presentation will provide a fresh perspective on the camp from its formation to its closing and its lasting legacy. It will include a discussion of the rise and fall of the parole/exchange system, how the prisoners were treated, what they did each day, and how illness and death were a daily occurrence. Those in attendance will get a vivid picture of what it was like to be incarcerated in the camp. Free for members, $5 suggested fee for non-members. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701.  For more info, call 301-695-1864.
Oct. 18, 19, 15, and 26 -- Brunswick History and Ghost Walk.  Hosted by Brunswick Heritage Museum.  The Brunswick Heritage Museum will again offer a Brunswick History and Ghost Tour on October 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, and November 2nd. Learn about Brunswick’s oldest structures, the Berlin Cemetery, Old Berlin, The B&O Railroad, the Civil War, the business district, and some ghost stories of Brunswick. The maximum participation is 20 people per walk. The tour is lead by James R. Castle as Brakeman Jim. The cost is $10.00 per participant for this tour (Tour and Investigation event is $15.00 per person). All tickets must be pre-paid. Any participant under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. The walk is about 1 mile long and starts at the Brunswick Heritage Museum. Travel along West Potomac Street, up Delaware Avenue, along Brunswick Street, down North Dayton, along West Potomac Street, down South Maryland Avenue, along Railroad Square, up South Maple, along East Potomac Street, along West Potomac Street, and ends at the Heritage Museum.
On Oct. 19, Return to the Brunswick Heritage Museum and continue to listen to the stories from the past. Investigate alongside members of The Ghost PIT. The only difference use the equipment!!! Use the stuff you see on t.v. and find out for yourself what it's like to communicate with the other side. Tickets are still just $15 and spots can be reserved by contacting James at the museum or by email at
Sat., Oct. 19, all day -- 158th Anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Living History Encampment
11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - Ball's Bluff Battlefield Tours (Start Location: Battlefield Parking Lot Kiosk)
12:00 Noon - Skirmish by reenactors
1:00 p.m. - Civil War Music presented by the 8th George Mason Division Band, George Mason University (Location: Near Cemetery in park)
2:00 p.m.- Artillery Demonstration
7:30 p.m. - Battlefield Illumination and Remembrance Program (Location: Near cemetery)
Sat., Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. -- John Brown Walking Tour in Downtown Charles Town.  One hundred sixty years later, he still stirs controversy: Was he a murderer and terrorist? Or a freedom fighter willing to sacrifice himself for others? Join us on a walk around downtown Charles Town to explore the final days of John Brown and his legacy. Your tour leader will be Chris Craig, a certified guide at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. We will visit the Jefferson County Courthouse where Brown was tried, the gallows ground where he was hanged, and homes and offices of people important during Brown’s last days. Our walk will conclude with a visit to the Jefferson County Museum, home of notable items connected to the Brown story, including the wagon that transported him to his hanging.  Afterwards, you are invited to purchase lunch and drinks at Abolitionist Aleworks, a Charles Town brewery inspired by Brown to “rebel against the status quo of the beer industry.”  This tour and the purchase of your lunch will benefit the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Historic Town Foundation and its efforts to preserve First Zion Baptist Church as a cultural arts center. Tickets are $15 through 10/18 or $20 at the event and may be purchased on Eventbrite at or directly with check from the Foundation. Contact Ed Wheeless, or 304-582-1886. Meet at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Charles Town, WV.
Tues., Oct. 22,  at  2-4 p.m. -- Clerk’s Office Tour, Loudoun County Courthouse Historic Records. Eric S. Larson, Historic Records Manager for the Clerk of the Circuit Court, will lead a tour of the Clerk’s Office and the Historic Court building. He will discuss the extent of Loudoun County’s records holdings, where to look for records of births,deaths, marriages, and deeds, and how to use these records in research. You will need to pass through security so the group will leave the library promptly at 1:45 PM. Reminder: Cell phones and cameras are not allowed in the Court House. Meet in the parking lot of Thomas Balch Library by 1:45 PM. Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market Street, Leesburg, VA. 703-737-7195.
Thurs., Oct. 24th, at 6:30 p.m. -- Conversations in History: Revolutionary Spy John Champe. Presented by MHAA in partnership with NOVA Parks. Join MHAA Public Programs Coordinator Travis Shaw and learn the history behind Loudoun County’s Revolutionary War hero and his daring plan to capture the turncoat, Benedict Arnold! Mt. Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie, VA 20115.
Sun., Oct. 27, at 2:00 p.m. -- Heroes of the Underground Railroad, with Jenny Masur.  Many of the unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad lived and worked in Washington, DC. Men and women, black and white, operatives and freedom seekers – all demonstrated courage, resourcefulness, and initiative. Enslaved people engineered escapes, individually and in groups, with and without the assistance of an organized network. Some ended up back in slavery or in jail, but some escaped to freedom. Anthropologist and author Jenny Masur tells their stories. Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market Street, Leesburg, VA. 703-737-7195.
Mon., Oct. 28, at 7:00 p.m. – Book Talk:  “The Real Story on Alexander Hamilton.” Nancy Spannaus discusses her book Hamilton versus Wall Street  (see above, Oct. 9 event).  Purcellville Library, 200 East Main St., Purcellville VA.  
About Us
in 2019, the Lovettsville Historical Society & Museum continues its mission of preserving and promoting the heritage of Lovettsville, and also our surrounding area formerly known as “The German Settlement."  The success of our mission relies heavily upon our membership, which provides the needed resources and also committed volunteers to share our local history. Please encourage your friends, family, and others to join the Lovettsville Historical Society (LHS), or renew their annual membership, to ensure our continued success in preserving and promoting our local heritage.

There are many opportunities for members and others to participate in supporting the Lovettsville Historical Society and also meet others who share in our passion for preserving and promoting our local history. This includes volunteering to help with the museum, fundraising, organizing events, website and social media, and publicizing our activities.  We enjoy hosting special presentations for groups such as Scouts, school classes and tourists. Lastly, the donations of local historical artifacts such as family documents and pictures (or digital scans thereof), ensure that we can continue our efforts to expand our presentation of local genealogical information.

The Lovettsville Historical Society, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions and membership dues are tax deductible under Internal Revenue Code Section 170.  The Society has been deemed to be exempt from registration under the Commonwealth of Virginia's charitable solicitation law.
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