Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County

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Stratford Hall:
February 1766 Richard Henry Lee drafts the Leedstown Resolves
February 27, 1766 Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Thomas Ludwell Lee, and William Lee sign the Leedstown Resolves at Old Bray’s Church (with more than 100 other men, including several brothers of Geroge Washington).
February 1766 Formation of the Westmoreland Association
1775 News of Lexington and Concord broke in Great Britain through Arthur Lee
June 7, 1776 Richard Henry Lee formally proposes independence from Great Britain in Congress Hall, Philadelphia.
1776 Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee sign the Declaration of Independence
1778 Arthur Lee signs the Treaty of Alliance with France, bringing the French openly into the war on the American side.

Local Events

Remembering Leedstown: A Dialogue.Remembering Leedstown: A Dialogue.
February 27, 2024 - February 27, 2024
Westmoreland County

Remembering Leedstown: A Dialogue. Join Stratford Director of Research Dr. Gordon Blaine Steffey and Marquette University Professor Dr. J. Patrick Mul... Read More

Northern Neck Hidden History Trail Official Launch CelebrationNorthern Neck Hidden History Trail Official Launch Celebration
March 09, 2024 - March 09, 2024
Westmoreland County

The Northern Neck Hidden History Trail will expand existing historical narratives with comprehensive and inclusive presentations that will reveal the ... Read More

James Monroe Day CeremonyJames Monroe Day Ceremony
April 20, 2024 - April 20, 2024
Westmoreland County

Please come to the annual ceremony honoring fifth President and Revolutionary War hero James Monroe. The ceremony is held annually at his restored Bir... Read More

We Built This Place: Watermen Then and NowWe Built This Place: Watermen Then and Now
June 07, 2024 - June 08, 2024
Westmoreland County

On Friday night, June 7, 5-7 pm, The Art Center of Montross will have a juried art show with the theme of Watermen: Then and Now. Reception will be o... Read More

The Leedstown Resolutions–Connecting Consumerism and Revolution on the Northern NeckThe Leedstown Resolutions–Connecting Consumerism and Revolution on the Northern Neck
June 09, 2024 - June 09, 2024
Westmoreland County

The Leedstown Resolves were one of the first protests against the 1765 Stamp Act and influenced public opinion in other American colonies. In this eng... Read More

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