American Revolution On The Frontier
Venue: Crockett Farm, Shawsville
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Event Types: Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
The Meadowbrook Museum of History and the Eastmont Community Foundation presents American Revolution On The Frontier on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Crockett Farm in Shawsville, Virginia.

Join the special event created in honor of local revolutionary war soldiers, Colonels Joseph, Walter and Hugh Crockett and in observance of the 240th Surrender of the British Army at Yorktown, VA and celebrating the signers of the Fincastle Resolutions.

There will be presentations by:
• The Fincastle Company: 18th Century Living History Interpreters
• Local Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution Chapters
• Virginia Tech Associate Professor Dan Thorp
• Montgomery County Board of Supervisors Chair Steve Fijalkowski
• Virginia Board of Historic Resources
• Boys Scouts of America

Volleys will be fired by period re-enactors in honor of the 15 signers of the Fincastle Resolutions adopted January 20, 1775, 18 months before the Declaration of Independence, and as a salute to the frontier soldiers who helped tum the tide of the Revolution towards victory. Among these were the three sons of Joseph and Jeanne Crockett, all of who rose to the rank of colonel in the Continental Army or the Virginia Militia, and fought in battle and skirmishes in Virginia and other states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio.

Virginia Tech history professor Dan Thorp will speak on the 240th anniversary of the surrender of the British Army under Lord Cornwallis to General George Washington in Yorktown on October 19, 1781. He will also address the significance of the Fincastle Resolutions and the perspective of the 15 local leaders who signed them in 1775.

Program participants will include Sons and Daughters of the Revolution, Fincastle Company and Fincastle Rifles re-enactors in period dress, local Scout troops and the Meadowbrook Museum of History. A Virginia historic marker, entitled American Revolution on the frontier, will be unveiled. Rivermont Farm, dating from the early 1760's, will also be recognized as a Virginia Century Farm.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Refreshments to follow.

The event is rain or shine.

Bring your own chair as the program will be conducted on the farmhouse lawn.

Crockett Farm is located 847 Alleghany Springs Road in Shawsville, VA.

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For more information, call Mac at 336-401-2612 or George at 540-392-6280.
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