French and Indian War Weekend

18th Century Colonial Encampments

Drilling and Musket Presentations

Two Battle/Skirmishes

Historical Interpretation of Colonial Forces in the French and Indian War

275th Anniversary of Winchester Talk by Dr. Carl Ekberg

“From Disaster to Redemption: George Washington and the Making of Winchester” Lecture and Slide Presentation by Dr. Carl J. Ekberg

About the Speaker

Dr. Carl J. Ekberg is Professor of History Emeritus at Illinois State
University and now resides in Winchester. He is an expert in Colonial American history and award-winning author of 8 books. He has traced the footsteps of Jefferson in Paris for the last 25 years. In 2014, he received La Médaille des Valeurs francophones presented by the French Ambassador on behalf of the Renaissance française for his numerous outstanding publications on the French Colonial period.

Sunday, September 15, 2019
1:30 PM Mingle with the Speaker
Hotel is offering Chicken Plate $15,
Dessert $5, Bar available
Cash only
2:30 PM Lecture and Presentation
The George Washington Hotel Ballroom
103 E. Piccaddilly Street, Winchester, Virginia
Free Event, All Welcome.

Fort Loudoun Day Living History Event

Join us at the French and Indian War site of Fort Loudoun

Bring the family and enjoy a fun day learning about the history of the French & Indian War era at the site of Colonel George Washington’s headquarters for the Virginia Regiment.

Meet living history interpreters including Colonel James Wood, founder of Winchester and mentor to young George Washington, Captain George Mercer and his company of the Virginia Regiment, Major General Edward Braddock, British commander of the American Expedition of 1755, and others.

Tours of the Fort site will be offered throughout the day.

The event is put on by The French and Indian War Foundation and is free to the public.

For additional information, visit our website or take the Audio Tour: 703-574-6110.

 

winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary