9418 John Sevier Rd
New Market, VA 22844
From the Rhine to the Shenandoah
In the Shenandoah Valley, many settlers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were German-speaking immigrants from various political entities of the Rhineland, especially Alsace, the Palatinate, and several Swiss cantons. They brought with them a unique culture that left a permanent imprint on the Shenandoah and made major contributions to the development of a new “American” culture. With Dr. Daniel Bly we will explore several basic questions about these people: who were they, and why did they leave their European homelands? Why did they choose to settle in the Shenandoah Valley? What is the legacy of the early German pioneers here in the Shenandoah?
Light refreshments will be provided. Guests are always welcome!