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February 26, 2018

Talk will focus on man who gave Warrenton its name

Joseph Warren
The Warrenton Antiquarian Society will host a March 6 presentation about the man from whom the town got its name.

Pam Kamphuis, editor of Lifestyle Magazines and historian by avocation, will give a talk about Joseph Warren, a general in the Revolutionary War.

The presentation will take place during the society’s annual meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Warrenton-Fauquier Visitors Center. The meeting at 33 N. Calhoun St. will be free an open to the public.

A war hero, Gen. Warrenton also was a physician, a fiery orator, a charismatic politician, a committed leader of the Sons of Liberty, a prolific and inflammatory political writer, a Grand Master of the Freemasons and the martyr of Bunker Hill.  His death at Bunker Hill was memorialized by “The Painter of the Revolution,” John Trumbull, in his work “The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill.”

A native New Englander who has lived 30 years in Warrenton, Ms. Kamphuis became fascinated with Gen. Warren after discovering him as a central figure in “Paul Revere’s Ride” by David Hackett Fischer. 

The Warrenton Antiquarian Society is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization that promotes historic education and preservation. It owns Weston, a 19th and 20th century farmstead in the Village of Casanova. The society conducts educational tours of the grounds and historic buildings at Weston, hosts an annual open house and makes the property available for events such as weddings and picnics.

For more information, contact Sally Hodgkin at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 540-347-2844.
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