The Mosby Heritage Area Association is bringing its Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group to Clarke County on Saturday, August 19 for another of its popular Legends by Lanternlight programs. Historic Clermont Farm, an 18th century structure, will serve as the program’s backdrop. The program will start at 7:30pm at Clermont Farm at 801 East Main St, Berryville, VA 22611.
A young George Washington surveyed Clermont Farm in 1750. Structures on the property date to as early as 1755, and have undergone many alterations in the previous centuries. Members of the McCormick family owned Clermont Farm from 1819 to 2004, when the site became deeded to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
Saturday evening’s program will focus on the Civil War in Clarke County, particularly stories relevant to Clermont’s experience in the years immediately before, during, and after the war. Costumed interpreters of the Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group will share the horrors and triumphs of Clarke County’s Civil War, from Mosby’s Rangers to interactions between Union soldiers and Berryville’s citizens, and more.
The August 19 program will begin at 7:30 pm. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for students and will be taken at the door. Please bring walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The Clermont Foundation will host the event and will provide refreshments served from the 1777 kitchen.