Nancy Sorrells with the Augusta Co. Historical Society will present a talk on Grandma Moses and her time in the Shenandoah Valley. The program will be in the Robinson Auditorium at Handley Library in downtown Winchester.
In November of 1887, the railroad brought Anna Mary Robertson Moses, later known to the world as folk artist Grandma Moses, and her husband, Thomas, to Augusta County, Virginia. In December of 1905, the railroad took them back to their New York home. During the eighteen years the Moses family lived in Augusta County, they relied upon their Yankee ingenuity, entrepreneurial talents, and a few milk cows to provide an important supplement to the farm income needed to support a growing family
Co-sponsor with Winchester- Frederick County Historical Society. Free and Open to the Public.
About the author: For more than three decades, Nancy Sorrells has managed to combine two vastly different careers of journalism and history. She holds a master’s degree in local, regional, and state history from James Madison University and an undergraduate degree in history from Bridgewater College. She also has a secondary education teaching certificate from James Madison. She is currently an independent scholar, freelance writer (outdoor writing, history, human interest, sometimes all three in one article), and a partner in the local history publishing company, Lot’s Wife Publishing (www.lotswifepublishing.com).