For more than 60 years, the Germanna Foundation has held an annual reunion and conference centered around the descendants of the Germanna Colonies. In its earliest days, the Reunion was a Sunday afternoon potluck picnic and the conference portion consisted of one or two prominent Virginia speakers giving presentations on genealogy or family history of […]
Executive Director Tim Sutphin gives an update on Germanna Foundation’s 2020 conference and reunion July 17 and 18, 2020. The Germanna Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring the Colonial Virginia frontier via the historic 1714 Fort Germanna and its German colonists and their descendants. It conducts archaeological exploration and conservation, genealogical research […]
An article about the 2019 Germanna Reunion and Conference was published in the Culpeper Star-Exponent, written by Emily Jennings. See the photo gallery on the article page. ~ Dawn Everman’s father died at age 59, and her mother at 62. “My grandparents died long before that, so I had nobody I could ask questions about […]
It’s the Germanna Event of the Year! The annual reunion and conference where Germanna “cousins” from all over the country and world come back to where it all started in Virginia at Fort Germanna. A full four-day schedule of events is planned for socializing, learning and having fun. This year’s 61st reunion is called “Germanna […]
Be sure to take a look at the photos taken during the 2017 Germanna Reunion and Conference– Photos from the Salubria dinner Photos of various events Fort Germanna Archaeology Dig including the visit to the site by world-renowned archaeologist William Kelso, who discovered Fort Jamestown.
Registration for the biggest Germanna event of the year — the 60th annual Germanna Foundation Conference and Reunion — is now officially open! This year we are celebrating the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the 1717 Second Germanna Colony. We have a great line-up of events, activities and lectures that you won’t want to miss. Many events […]
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Front page news during conference and reunion weekend! By Amber Galaviz, published in the July 14, 2016 edition of the Orange County Review. For the first time in 20 years, excavation work is being done at the Fort Germanna/Enchanted Castle archaeology site on the eastern end of Orange County. The Germanna Foundation hopes to discover […]
Over this Memorial Day 2016 weekend, please take time to remember those who have fallen while serving our nation in uniform. Say a silent prayer for their families. Participate in a community remembrance service. Share their stories so that others will understand what freedom, patriotism and service really mean.
Thousands of people pass the place every week, yet far too few know of its international significance. Some remarkable moments in American history happened at the Germanna historic site, on State Route 3 in Orange County. Some of those stories are told, briefly, by exhibits in the Germanna Foundation’s Brawdus Martin Visitor Center where the […]