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Three Lucky Winners

The Calendar Gals got together for the Early Bird Drawing this week. Pictured are Shirley LaCroix and Karen Siegfried.

We have three lucky winners for the Green Hills Garden custom Holiday Wreaths.  These three submitted and paid for their calendar orders, along with many others, before September 15th.  But since there can only be three, the Calendar Gals held their annual drawing today.  Pictured are Shirley LaCroix and Karen Siegfried.  Karen Parker is taking the photo.  We love this part of Calendar Season second only to the Calendar reveal at the annual picnic.  Congratulations to:

  • Mary Helfenberger
  • Stephanie Loquet
  • Joan Whitesell

Thanks everyone who participated.  Even if you didn’t win the contest, everyone who purchases this year’s calendar is getting a winner.  They make great Christmas gifts!

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Scout Troups 92 & 29

Our Most Sincere Thanks

Scout Troups 29 and 92 answered our call for help in anticipation of hundreds of visitors for the May 7 Slave House Tour. The Scouts and leaders executed their tasks perfectly. This meant managing traffic flow and directing the parking of over 100 cars safely and without property damage at the Whitehall and Oakbourne locations. Each site presented challenges as did the cold, rainy weather; but the Scouts were not detered.

Thank you Troup 29 Star Scout William Gardner, Commitee Chair Sam King, and Assistant Scoutmaster Bruce Gardner for your help at the Whitehall location. Thank you also Troup 92 Star Scout Becky Holoye, Tenderfoot Scout Lucy Holoye, and Scoutmater Quentin Peach for your help at the Oakbourne location. Sam King, your advance site visit and planning ensured successful and seamless execution on the day of the Tour. You were all maginificent and contributed greatly to the success of the day. The Brownsburg Museum is utterly impressed and deeply grateful for your steady, skillful help.

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We have a few left …

Don’t delay. We have less than 10 left. If you need a Brownsburg Calendar, we are selling the last few for $14 each or $12 each if you buy more than one.  Mailing is another $4 (our cost) for each calendar.  

Payment is required in advance for mailed calendars or at the time of pickup. To pick up at the Museum or another convenient place, contact Karen Parker 540-461-2444 or by email to brownsburgcalendar@gmail.com to make arrangements.

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One Last Chance…Discounted Calendars for Sale

We have a few calendars for sale because the printer gave us some extras.  To “clear the shelves” they are for sale at a discounted price of $14 each or $12 each if you buy more than one.  If anyone has new neighbors or late Christmas gift giving, here’s a chance to support the Museum at a bargain price.  Mailing is another $4 (our cost) for each calendar.  

Payment is required in advance for mailed calendars or at the time of pickup. To pick up at the Museum or another convenient place, contact Karen Parker 540-461-2444 or by email to brownsburgcalendar@gmail.com to make arrangements.

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Discounted Calendars for Sale

We have a limited number of calendars remaining because the printer gave us a few extras for free.  To “clear the shelves” they are for sale at a discounted price of $14 each or $12 each if you buy more than one.  If anyone has new neighbors or late Christmas gift giving, here’s a chance to support the Museum at a bargain price.  Mailing is another $4 (our cost) for each calendar.  

Payment is required in advance for mailed calendars or at the time of pickup. To pick up at the Museum or another convenient place, contact Karen Parker 540-461-2444 or by email to brownsburgcalendar@gmail.com to make arrangements.

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Brownsburg Update: December 1, 2020

The Museum is Ready for Christmas!

The Country Store exhibit at the Museum was amazingly charming before – but you should see it now that it’s decorated for Christmas.  There are so many little reminders of Christmases past tucked in here and there that it’s almost like a scavenger hunt trying to find them all!  Santa’s elves and decorators have done a brilliant job:  Nancy Armstrong, Julie Fox, Marcie Harding, Lucy Hayes and Melinda Mills.  The Museum will be open this Saturday, December 5, and is otherwise open for private or small-group visits by calling Julie Fox at 540-377-2198.

Dick Barnes is Honored by MAC

At the Museum Advisory Committee (MAC) meeting on Friday, November 20, about six months of covert activity resulted in a virtual dedication ceremony to name the museum’s exhibit gallery in honor of Dick Barnes.  Current members of MAC include Nancy Armstrong, Dick Barnes, Julie Fox, Nancy Hahn, Karen Parker, Harry Shannon, and David Wade (the Lexington David Wade).  All members of the MAC (with the exception of Dick) have been working quietly behind the scenes, in the middle of pandemic restrictions, and without the knowledge of Dick to plan the surprise, remote, virtual dedication via Zoom.

In the case of the Brownsburg Museum, it does indeed take a village.  The MAC has been thinking for some time about an appropriate way to honor Dick for all of his dedication and hard work to turn the dream of a village museum into reality.  Once they decided to dedicate the gallery in Dick’s honor, Nancy Hahn suggested using wood from the Avenue of Trees to make a plaque for the gallery.  Local artisans were involved in fabricating the plaque: Mike Sorge chain-sawed an Avenue of Trees log into rough boards; Tony Waddell milled a board and kiln dried it in his kitchen oven and branded it with his Avenue of Trees logo; and Troy Shaw used his computer-based router to make two plaques. One plaque is now proudly mounted on the Museum’s wall at the entrance to the back gallery (you can actually see it in the bottom right photo above), and one was presented to Dick by a Kendal staffer during the Zoom meeting. 

North Rockbridge Trail

 Holiday Open House(s)

Don’t let The Grinch steal your Christmas!  Get out this weekend, support our local businesses and enjoy all the great things north Rockbridge County has to offer!  Depending on your route, you might encounter The Grinch at West Airslie.  Note in the flier below that Hogback Mountain BBQ’s food truck will be in Fairfield from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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Museum on the North Rockbridge Trail

Cider, donuts, small group tours. See this vintage sheriff’s car. It’s a fun Fall day in the Village this Saturday, October 17. Order your calendar, buy a cookbook, take a self-guided walking tour of homes or old country stores. See you there!