Sun, Apr 24

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Orange

Roads, Taverns, and Mills: Cornerstones of Community

Come watch a showing of videographer and documentary producer Phil Audibert's documentary that shows how roads, taverns and mills were all interconnected to create vibrant economic and social networks in 18th and 19th century Orange County. This event is free and open to the public.

Roads, Taverns, and Mills:  Cornerstones of Community

Time & Location

Apr 24, 3:00 PM

Orange, 130 Caroline St, Orange, VA 22960, USA

About the event

“Roads, Taverns, and Mills:  Cornerstones of Community”

Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 3:00 pm (doors open at 2:30) at the Orange County Historica Society Research Center auditorium at 130 Caroline St., Orange, Virginia

As you drive along our country roads, have you ever wondered how these thoroughfares were developed…Orange Turnpike, Plank Road, Blue Ridge Turnpike? What about all these mills…Grymes Mill, Wilhoit’s Mill, Matthews Mill--dozens of them? Then there are the taverns and their place names: Gordon Tavern (Gordonsville), Wilderness Tavern (Wilderness), Chancellor Tavern (Chancellorsville).

Local videographer and documentary producer Phil Audibert was intrigued; the result, a documentary that shows that roads, taverns and mills were all interconnected to create vibrant economic and social networks in 18th and 19th century Orange County. They are the cornerstones of community.

This program is free and open to the public.

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