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 […]
People have come to Germanna for many reasons. Initially, they came because it was a convenient ford across the Rapidan River, and more recently to connect with the distant past, perhaps where their families fished and farmed, explored, or battled. These people have deep roots far from Germanna, whether they crossed the Bering Straits or […]
Dennis Loba references primary sources to paint a picture of the history before Germanna and the forces that influenced Lt. Governor Spotswood to explore and settle the Germanna peninsula and its surrounding area. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dennis Loba is known to Germanna Foundation mainly for his portrayals of Alexander Spotswood and the Rev. John Thompson. […]
Historian and historical re-enactor Dennis Loba explores the various timepieces of the eighteenth century. Dennis explains where timepieces were coming from, shows examples from his collection and answers questions. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dennis Loba is known to Germanna Foundation mainly for his portrayals of Alexander Spotswood and the Rev. John Thompson. He is a history […]
Sunday, May 9th is Mother’s Day, and the Germanna Foundation wants to take the time to honor and remember our mothers and foremothers. This above is a video of the names of mothers whom our supporters wanted to honor. The full list of names can also be found here: Germanna Honor Roll of Mothers Did […]
Sylvester Bishop*, proprietor of the Spotswood Arms tavern in the Germanna area gives discusses and shows the different type of glass stemware of the 18th century. *Actually historian and living history re-enactor Dennis Loba, who is well-known among the Germanna family portraying Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood and Rev. John Thompson of Salubria.
Germanna Foundation Trustee and Genealogist Barbara Price gives an overview of the Foundation’s trips to Germany, which she leads. For more information about traveling to Germany with Germanna, click here and fill out the form indicating your interest.
In this video, Executive Director Tim Sutphin discusses the history of the Spotswood Stained Glass Window that has been in the Fort Germanna Visitor Center in Locust Grove, Virginia, for over ten years. The Germanna Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring the Colonial Virginia frontier via the historic 1714 Fort Germanna and […]
Ashley Abruzzo takes a look at the Germanna Ford. On May 4, 1864, 156 years ago during the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac crossed the Rapidan River at Germanna Ford. The Germanna Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring the Colonial Virginia frontier via the historic […]
Germanna Foundation Membership Development Manager Ashley Abruzzo shows you around the research and genealogy library at the Fort Germanna Visitor Center and takes a look at all the resources we have there. The Visitor Center is currently closed because of the national emergency.