Jack Barrett & Movies At the Station

Jack Barrett & Movies At the Station

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Jack Barrett has completed Volume III of his Purcellville History series, and has published a history of Baseball in Purcellville. He was kind enough to open our September 22nd Movies at the Train Station with a history of some of …

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Gillespie’s Pvlle In Brief

We often consider whether place creates or marks human identity, but what of the reverse?  If you had heard Richard Gillespie speak at the 2nd Annual Purcellville Historical Society Guest Speaker event on December 2nd you would become a believer …

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4th of July

4th of July

While watching Purcellville’s 4th of July parade, I heard a fellow observer exclaim, ” this is just crazy!” His big ole kid grin gave him away. I said, “just when you thought Mayberry was gone, or never really existed, here

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Emancipation Day, Today!

For over 150 years, Purcellville has celebrated Emancipation Day, the September 22nd 1862 date on which President Abraham Lincoln announced he would order the January 1, 1863 manumission of all slaves in states rebelling against the Union.

Today’s celebration, organized …

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Zoning

From July 7-9, 2015 the Planning Commission will host a series of public meetings to gather resident input regarding requested zoning changes for properties under consideration for development. Public participation is highly encouraged.  To learn more about the developments under …

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Parade

“You’re A Grand ‘Ol Flag!” is the 2015 Purcellville 4th of July parade theme.  The parade begins at 12:30 pm, Saturday the 4th.  A rain date does not yet seem to be posted.…

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