Loudoun County has some of the best preserved historical landscape in the country, side-by-side with the rapid growth of its eastern exurban communities.

Key pieces of the nation’s history have played out here.

But within and around the many stories of Loudoun’s more formal “history” there are tales and legends . . . Impossible, irregular, certainly uncomfortable if not downright bone-chilling, and, in traditional terms,  inexplicable.

These tales we call “the haunts on the Loudoun landscape.”

Long-time local historian and teacher Rich Gillespie, Historian Emeritus of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, will speak on “the haunts of the Loudoun Landscape” on January 29, 2017, at the Loudoun County Public Library in Purcellville.

Gillespie will share stories of the “haunts” both from his personal experiences and from close friends and history associates that have shared their experiences with him.

Their stories not only provide rare and unusual insights into the history of Loudoun County and its historical landscape but great hints for out-of-the-ordinary places to visit with family and friends. . . If one should be so bold.

The program will be in the upstairs fireplace room of the Library, 220 E. Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132.

Reservations are not required.

Admission is free.