Historic & Scenic Landscapes

The Piedmont’s beautiful vistas also present some of America’s most historic terrain-where visionaries, pioneers, farmers, generals, soldiers, slaves and Presidents lived and left their mark.


Annual Mountain Heritage Events

Annual Mountain Heritage Events

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Attendees check out a schedule of events during the 2015 event at the Thornton Gap Primitive Baptist Church in Rappahannock. Photo by Paula Combs   Each spring since 2012, PEC hosts a mountain heritage day in a different location and different county ...
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Blue Ridge Heritage Project

Blue Ridge Heritage Project

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The Blue Ridge Heritage Projectunveiled its first memorial sitein 2015 in Madison County.Photos by Kristie Kendall. Incorporated in 2013, the Blue Ridge Heritage Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to continue the work of honoring and preserving the culture and ...
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Look at All the Stars!

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A few weeks ago, friends from D.C. were visiting for the weekend. As the evening wore on, we found ourselves outside discussing current events, the latest gossip, and our plans for the fall—when, inevitably, eyes turned toward the sky, and ...
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PEC receives the Madison Family Cup Award at Montpelier. Photo by Kelley Spurlock, courtesy of The Montpelier Foundation

PEC Awarded Madison Family Cup for Conservation Efforts

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In early November, the National Society of the Madison Family Descendants honored PEC with the Madison Family Cup for its noteworthy conservation efforts at Montpelier and the surrounding Orange County environs. In 2009, PEC collaborated with the Montpelier Foundation and ...
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Waterloo Bridge Update -- Dec 2014

Waterloo Bridge Update — Dec 2014

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Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: PEC, Fauquier County, and Culpeper County commissioned a report that identified a more cost-effec­tive option for the full rehabilitation of the historic Waterloo Bridge on Waterloo Road (Route 613). The bridge has a ...
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