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Rocktown History

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382 High Street
Dayton, Virginia 22821
(540) 879-2681 http://www.valleyheritagemuseum.org/

July 2017

Why the Civil War Still Lives: Greg Clemmer

July 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rocktown History, 382 High Street
Dayton, Virginia 22821
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Free

Author Gregg Clemmer compares and contrasts the details and events of the 1860s with those of today - everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food, and quotes to the famous, infamous, and forgotten. But of more importance, perhaps, what is The War's enduring legacy? And how do Americans of today compare with those from that time in their response to devastating events? Expect the unexpected!  Free.  382 High Street.  For more information, call 540-879-2681.

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October 2017

Valley Ablaze: Stories of “The Burning” in the Shenandoah Valley

October 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rocktown History, 382 High Street
Dayton, Virginia 22821
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Dr. Irvin Hess will present this program on the tragic history of the Burning, including the story of the death of Union Lt. John Rodgers Meigs.  Presented by the Heritage Museum and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.  382 High Street, Dayton.  For more information, call 540-740-4545.

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September 2018

Harrisonburg-Rockingham History

September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rocktown History, 382 High Street
Dayton, Virginia 22821
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Harrisonburg-Rockingham History in the Collections of The Virginia Museum of History & Culture           The Heritage Museum, Dayton (Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7pm)   Virginia Museum of History & Culture Associate Archivist (and Harrisonburg native) Paige Newman shares notes on local treasures which now reside in Richmond.  Free.  382 High Street. For more information, call 540-879-2681.

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May 2019

The Most Romantic Man in America Comes to Rockingham

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rocktown History, 382 High Street
Dayton, Virginia 22821
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As part of its Third Thursday programs, the Heritage Museum is proud to present The Most Romantic Man in America Comes to Rockingham. The story of John C. Frémont, explorer, presidential candidate and part-time general, will be told by Bill Miller, historian and battlefield guide. Share the event on Facebook and bring your friends and family.

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June 2019

“Letters From Home”: Esther Matthews

June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rocktown History, 382 High Street
Dayton, Virginia 22821
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"Letters From Home": Travels of Esther Matthews of Lacy Spring As part of its Third Thursday programs, the Heritage Museum is proud to present presents Letters From Home: Travels of Esther Matthews of Lacy Spring, 1840-1860. Experience the antebellum life of quilter Esther Matthews as told by Neva Hart. Share the event and bring your friends and family.  Free.  382 High Street, Dayton.  Share the event on Facebook and bring your friends and family.

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June 2021

“Little Massachusetts” Northern Valley Unionists

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rocktown History, 382 High Street
Dayton, Virginia 22821
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“Little Massachusetts”: Unionists in Martinsburg & Berkeley County Zoom Webinar with Jonathan Noyalas A Third Thursday Talk Zoom Webinar with presenter Jonathan Noyalas and guest host Jonathan Berkey, presented by Rocktown History. This presentation will explore the strength of Unionist sentiment in Martinsburg and Berkeley County, Virginia; why Unionist sentiment remained so strong in the locale throughout the Civil War; and the various lengths the community’s Unionists were willing to go in order to support the Union war effort. For…

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