Over 300 years ago in September 1716, Virginia’s Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood organized a famous trek over the Blue Ridge mountains that came to be known as the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe expedition.
The trek began and ended at the colonial frontier fort that Spotswood established in 1714: Fort Germanna, where a colony of Germans and their families lived (the fort is located in what is now Locust Grove, VA near Culpeper).
Join Dr. Eric Larsen, the Director of Archaeology for the Germanna Foundation, as he tells the story of this fabled expedition and its lasting impact on Virginia’s Piedmont region and beyond.
This is part of the ongoing Evening With Germanna series.
Make a donation of $10 or more to help support the mission of Germanna to get the password to watch the presentation. Your generous donation will go directly toward supporting this Germanna Foundation program and more programs like this one as well as research, archaeology and preservation of our historic sites. Thank you!
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See more images:
2016 Knights of the Golden Horseshoe 300th Anniversary Living History Encampment at Germanna, Sept 17, 2016 – Germanna Foundation (smugmug.com)
2016 Germanna Reunion – Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Reenactment – Germanna Foundation (smugmug.com)
2015 Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Photo Shoot – Germanna Foundation (smugmug.com)
Carolyn K Barley says
Is the program free or are you requiring donation. When I try to register, I am asked for a donation.
Yes, it requires a donation of any amount to help support the work of the Germanna Foundation. Thank you!
John Rudmin says
I registered and made a donation, but only now realized I have another event I wanted to attend, at the same time. Will I be able to view the event later?
Hi John, yes, the recording will be made available later.
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