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History Talk and Booksigning: “Col. James Gordon and Verville: A Colonial Lancaster Gentleman and his Home”

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:50 pm

“Col. James Gordon and Verville:A Colonial Lancaster Gentleman and his Home”

History Talk and Booksigning
by Lois Crane Williams and Ammon G. Dunton, Jr.,
authors of Tobacco Trader on the Corotoman

Saturday, July 27, 10:00 AM (doors open 9:30) 

at Lancaster Woman’s Club, next door to LVHS Museum
8346 Mary Ball Rd, Lancaster Court House

Admission: $5 Suggested Donation.

Reservations Requested to Ensure Seating. 
804-462-7280 or history@LancasterVaHistory.org

Books for Sale
$16.75 Regular ($15.00 LVHS Members), including tax. 

Presentation about 1 hour, followed by booksigning and light refreshments.  Lois Williams will speak about the life and times of Col. Gordon as revealed through his journal. Ammon Dunton, owner of Verville, will speak about the history and architecture of the circa 1725 house once owned by the Carter, Gordon, and Currie families.

Their newly-published book Tobacco Trader on the Corotoman provides a vivid portrait of upper Lancaster County gentry prior to the Revolutionary War through a study of Col. James Gordon’s 1759-1763 journal and its first-hand accounts of his activities as a planter, slaveholder, and merchant, and his involvement in Virginia’s tobacco trade. The book continues with Gordon’s role in local dissent against the Church of England and the growth of Presbyterianism, his son’s “dream town” of Gordonsville, and the Gordon family’s house later known as Verville.

Museum “4th Saturday” Hours:  July 27, 11:00-3:00 
The LVHS Museum will also be open 11:00-3:00 on July 27 with the exhibit “Digging Into Archaeology: Uncovering Pieces of Lancaster’s Past” featuring over 100 artifacts from the colonial homesites of Thomas Carter (Barford, near Verville) and William Ball III-VI (Millenbeck).

Lancaster Virginia Historical Society
Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, Inc.
804-462-7280
history@LancasterVaHistory.org
www.LancasterVaHistory.org

History Talk and Booksigning: “Col. James Gordon and Verville: A Colonial Lancaster Gentleman and his Home”

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:50 pm

Lancaster Woman's Club , 16 Mary Ball Pl Lively, VA 22507

“Col. James Gordon and Verville:A Colonial Lancaster Gentleman and his Home”

History Talk and Booksigning
by Lois Crane Williams and Ammon G. Dunton, Jr.,
authors of Tobacco Trader on the Corotoman

Saturday, July 27, 10:00 AM (doors open 9:30) 

at Lancaster Woman’s Club, next door to LVHS Museum
8346 Mary Ball Rd, Lancaster Court House

Admission: $5 Suggested Donation.

Reservations Requested to Ensure Seating. 
804-462-7280 or history@LancasterVaHistory.org

Books for Sale
$16.75 Regular ($15.00 LVHS Members), including tax. 

Presentation about 1 hour, followed by booksigning and light refreshments.  Lois Williams will speak about the life and times of Col. Gordon as revealed through his journal. Ammon Dunton, owner of Verville, will speak about the history and architecture of the circa 1725 house once owned by the Carter, Gordon, and Currie families.

Their newly-published book Tobacco Trader on the Corotoman provides a vivid portrait of upper Lancaster County gentry prior to the Revolutionary War through a study of Col. James Gordon’s 1759-1763 journal and its first-hand accounts of his activities as a planter, slaveholder, and merchant, and his involvement in Virginia’s tobacco trade. The book continues with Gordon’s role in local dissent against the Church of England and the growth of Presbyterianism, his son’s “dream town” of Gordonsville, and the Gordon family’s house later known as Verville.

Museum “4th Saturday” Hours:  July 27, 11:00-3:00 
The LVHS Museum will also be open 11:00-3:00 on July 27 with the exhibit “Digging Into Archaeology: Uncovering Pieces of Lancaster’s Past” featuring over 100 artifacts from the colonial homesites of Thomas Carter (Barford, near Verville) and William Ball III-VI (Millenbeck).

Lancaster Virginia Historical Society
Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, Inc.
804-462-7280
history@LancasterVaHistory.org
www.LancasterVaHistory.org

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