J. Marc Wheat will speak on “The People of Germanna, 300 years in the Virginia Piedmont” on Saturday February 28th at 2 pm at the Culpeper County Library. This free talk is organized by the Society for the Preservation of Culpeper. Come and learn about the history of colonial Virginia and the early German immigrants that Governor Alexander Spotswood helped to locate in the frontier of Virginia.
The Germanna Foundation owns land on the original Germanna peninsula, just off the Germanna Highway, near the site of the original Fort Germanna (once the westernmost outpost of colonial Virginia), and a nearby 18th-century mansion, Salubria– once the home of Governor Spotswood’s widow. The Germanna Foundation has a Visitor Center, a library, and a memorial garden. There are plans for interpretive walking trails to historic and archaeological sites. The Foundation also publishes histories and genealogical books, offers educational programs at an Annual Historical Conference and Reunion as well as offers group travel to Germany geared to the origin of the Germanna families.