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History and Hops – “Over There” Comes to Main Street
November 15 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
History and Hops returns to Dragon Hops! This month, “Over There” Comes to Main Street: Loudoun County and the first World War.
Loudoun’s World War I Centennial Committee is bringing Loudoun’s First World War experience alive! We will be joined by local historian Rich Gillespie who will show us how rural and small town Loudouners viewed the coming war and, through stories from Purcellville and Leesburg, what the experience for those on the home front and those who went away was like.
Gillespie taught American History at Purcellville’s own Loudoun Valley High School for 30 years. For the past 14 years, he has worked with the Mosby Heritage area as the Director of Education, Executive Director, and now as Historian Emeritus to promote preservation through education, once again teaching history using our historical landscape.