Donation of Lord Fairfax Land Grant

Donation of Lord Fairfax Land Grant

This morning (January 18), the Stewart Bell, Jr. Archives received a wonderful gift – an original Lord Fairfax Land Grant document!  We would like to give a huge thank you to Mike Robinson, Winchester Tales, and everyone involved!  This is an example of a community coming together to preserve a piece of its heritage. 

We will work with conservators to preserve the document, and the original will be on display at the Winchester Tales book signing on January 30th at Solenberger’s Hardware.  Mike Robinson will have a detailed copy made and framed.  The copy will then be put on display in the Handley Library with the names of all who donated toward its purchase on the back of the picture. 

We cannot express enough how grateful we are to everyone who donated to this cause.