Short Hill Historical Society
Join the Short Hill Historical Society at the Between the Hills Community Center on Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m. for the next in their History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series. The non-profit organization is pleased to feature historian and mapmaker, Eugene Scheel who will speak about the history of the American Indians in Loudoun County. In honor of Belle Ware, a founding member of the Short Hill Historical Society, Mr. Scheel has generously offered to donate half the proceeds from the sale of his new American Indian Map to the Short Hill Historical Society. He will also have copies of his Civil War and Short Hill maps available to purchase. Light refreshments will be provided. A suggested donation of $5 a person is welcome! Register online.
The Virginia Historical Society says that Mr. Scheel is “a modern-day Jed Hotchkiss—the Civil War map-maker—because his maps are so detailed and are drawn by hand.” Mr. Scheel has authored nine books about Virginia history, including the Loudoun Discovered: Communities, Corners and Crossroads series, and The Guide to Loudoun, A Survey of the Architecture and History of a Virginia County. His work has been featured in many newspapers, magazines, and journals, and he has provided more than 50 historical maps that cover Virginia, as well as other states and foreign countries. The Washington Post reported that “his hand-drawn works of cartographic art are treasured as pictures of history.” Mr. Scheel will have some of his maps, which he will sign, at the event available for purchase.
The Short Hill Historical Society’s History Talks, Trips, and Treasures series is sponsored by The Purcellville Gazette—the Title Sponsor, and Jason P. Sengpiehl of the Sengpiehl Insurance Group. Learn more about this series and about the Short Hill Historical Society at www.ShortHillHistoricalSociety.org.
2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Between the Hills Community Center