“Commonwealth Classroom – Border Wars” at the VMHC explores Virginia’s frontier rivalry with Pennsylvania

“Commonwealth Classroom – Border Wars” at the VMHC explores Virginia’s frontier rivalry with Pennsylvania

For over fifty years, Virginia and Pennsylvania claimed the same territory west of the Alleghenies. Both states set up county courts and issued overlapping land grants, while rival militias vied for control.

From the Virginia Museum of History & Culture:

For over fifty years, Virginia and Pennsylvania claimed the same territory west of the Alleghenies. Both states set up county courts and issued overlapping land grants, while rival militias vied for control. This two-part class will explore Virginia’s border controversy in the middle of the 18th century and discuss its forgotten counties in what are now West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Robert Dunkerly will join us to lead these two sessions. Mr. Dunkerly is a park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park, is active in historic preservation, and has written widely on military history, including several books on the American Revolution.

The classes will be held two consecutive Thursdays, December 6 and 13th, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Admittance is
$50 for members; $65 for non-members.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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