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A History of Goshen, Virginia”   

RHS Program, Sep.10, 2:30 PM, Goshen Baptist Church

            Presented by Anne McClung

On September 10, the Rockbridge Historical Society will sponsor another one of its popular programs in which the county’s smaller localities are researched, explored, and brought to life. In recent months, talks and slide shows on House Mountain, Denmark, Buena Natural Bridge Station and Collierstown have illuminated what these areas were like in their heyday. As we continue to explore other themes and patterns that mark Rockbridge history more broadly, we are glad to keep spotlighting the neighborhoods and local networks that have long dotted our county.

Next up: a look at our western-most portion of the Rockbridge: Goshen.  At 2:30 PM, in the sanctuary of Goshen Baptist Church, Anne McClung will return to the RHS podium, after her packed-house presentation on Alone Mill last year.  Her narrated slideshow on the history of Goshen will include both archival and drone photography.  It is free and open to the public, with refreshments and fellowship to follow.

Anne has particular stakes in the area, as a retired librarian from the Goshen Library. While there, one of her passions was local history. She organized, collected, and significantly expanded the Goshen local history collection. Because of Goshen’s intriguing, diversified, yet intertwined history of the railroad, resort hotels, and iron furnaces, the local history collection was and is well utilized by historians and researchers from all over the country. Anne says, “It is a privilege for me to give this presentation because Goshen and Goshen Pass has been an intricate and very special part of my entire life.”

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