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September 11, 2016 Program: A History of Alone Mill in Rockbridge County

Local author Anne McClung will present the RHS Fall Program, free and open to the public, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, at the Bethany Lutheran Church, Alone Mill.  Her talk will be illustrated with archival photographs, as well as recently captured aerial and ground images, to illuminate the mysteries of Alone Mill’s past and its current environs.

The program will be followed by music performed by Laurie Lipscomb and his musician-friends Dick Sessoms, Dan Newhall, and Mark Dalton. In addition to an original bluegrass tune that Laurie composed called “Alone Mill,” they will share two other songs that speak to the community and its timelessness. Following the music, discussion and fellowship will continue during refreshments, when guests are encouraged to browse (and contribute to) “show and tell” tables displaying artifacts and pictures from the Alone Mill area.

Anne McClung is a lifelong resident of Rockbridge County. She resides on her farm at Alone Mill with Laurie, where they keep cows, horses, and chickens. Anne has written several books on the county, including “Goshen Pass, a Magical Place in Virginia,” “Among these Mountains: The Story of Rockbridge County,” and most recently, “Dried Apples and Other Vanishing Memories of Rockbridge County.”  Her love of history and her interest in people, influenced by a graduate degree in sociology from the University of Virginia, are the driving forces of her never-ending curiosity regarding Rockbridge County’s history.

The presentation will take place in the sanctuary of Bethany Lutheran Church, 1320 Bethany Road, approximately 20 minutes west of Lexington via Routes 60W and 631 to Route 625 (Bethany Road).

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2016 Annual Fund Drive

The Rockbridge Historical Society, one of the oldest and largest county societies in Virginia, has launched its 2016 Annual Fund drive. To review the appeal, click here.