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The Peoples of Germanna

July 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm July 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Welcome to the 64th Annual Germanna Foundation Conference. While they will wait another year to meet and gather in-person, the Germanna Foundation has lined up exciting presentations all week that they hope you will enjoy. The focus for the conference is on the four cultures that intersect at Germanna: Native American, English, African American, and German.

WEBINAR NOTES: All presentations will be held LIVE via Zoom Webinars in which you can join by computer, tablet or phone from wherever you are in the world. No need to have a camera or microphone, as participants are not shown like in Zoom meetings, but you can Chat with other participants and ask Questions to the presenters during the Q&A.

Each day has its own individual Zoom Webinar link; register for each day you want to attend. Missed a day? If you’ve registered in advance, we’ll send you the link to watch it later, after the session is over.

The Piedmont Environmental Council’s historic preservation coordinator, Kristie Kendall, will present on Friday, July 16 at 2:30pm on “The Peter Hitt Farm: Uncovering Two Centuries of History on the Rappahannock River.” More about the subject of Kristie’s talk:

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 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.

Learn more about the conference and register at: https://germanna.org/conference-and-reunion/