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Lord Dunmore’s War Weekend

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Before the American Revolution began in 1775, the roar of guns and the beat of drums could already be heard beyond the Blue Ridge. 250 years ago, in 1774, western Virginia was engaged in America’s last “colonial” conflict, Lord Dunmore’s War. Starting in Staunton, the men of Augusta, led by Colonel Andrew Lewis marched west on an expedition to war with the Shawnee. Many of the men who would become Virginia’s heroes of the American Revolution marched with him, perhaps with ideas of American liberty already in their thoughts.

Join us at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia, September 7-8, 2024, as we explore the many facets of this often-overlooked conflict on Virginia’s frontier.

Engage with historians recreating Virginia’s heroes of ’74 as they prepare to march west towards an uncertain future.

Sit with citizens of the Shawnee nation, so to understand this conflict from their important and unique perspective, and the perspectives of their ancestors.

Learn from a star-studded panel of guest speakers, including Brigadier General Theodore Shuey Jr, Dr David Preston, Glenn Williams, Neal Hurst, Michael Cecere, and Daniel Cross.

March with the recreated Augusta County Militia to commemorate and recreate this important moment in Virginia history.

Meet the Speakers:

Louis Brems – The Citadel
SY 18-19, David Preston, Department of Military History

Dr. David Preston

This event is made possible in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities.

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September 7
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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