Gifted to the Germanna Foundation between 2007 and 2017, the Peter Hitt Farm is an architectural and archaeological gem that provides a rare glimpse into two centuries of life in western Fauquier on the Rappahannock River. Peter Hitt, its builder, was a grandson of the 1714 Germanna immigrant of the same name. The presentation by Germanna Trustee Kristie Kendall will discuss the unique historic and cultural resources on the property and what documentary research has revealed about the history of the property and the people who called it home.
About Kristie: Kristie Kendall has served on the Germanna Board of Trustees since January 2016. She has a B.A. in History from James Madison University and a Master’s in Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland. She has worked at the Piedmont Environmental Council, an environmental non-profit that focuses on conservation and land use issues in a nine county area of Virginia’s Piedmont, since 2011, where she serves as the Historic Preservation Coordinator. She currently sits on the Fauquier County Architectural Review Board. Previously she served as the Secretary of the Blue Ridge Heritage Project, from its inception in 2013 through 2019. Her preservation interests include the documentation, mapping and preservation of underrepresented communities in Virginia’s Piedmont, including mountain settlements in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and free black and post-emancipation communities in Virginia. She is a lifelong Virginian with deep roots in Madison County.