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State Historical Marker “Creative Women of Fishers Hill” To Be Dedicated in Strasburg

October 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The marker highlights three women—two painters, Bertha Von Hillern and Maria J. C. a’ Becket, and writer Emma Howard Wright—who lived in the Fishers Hill area of Shenandoah County during the 1880s and gained national prominence for their creative endeavors.

The public dedication ceremony for the marker will be held at Strasburg Square, in Strasburg, beginning at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, October 3.

Event speakers will include Strasburg Mayor Brandy Hawkins Boies; Shenandoah County Supervisors Tim Taylor and Dennis Morris; David Edwards of the Department of Historic Resources; marker researchers Cheryl Lyon, Neil Thorne, and Hope Brim. Painter, teacher, and independent scholar Christopher Volpe will offer keynote remarks. The Strasburg High School Tri-M Honor Society will provide musical contributions.


October 3
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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