Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Author Event at the Museum Sunday 4-12

Spreading the word about this highly-regarded Author coming to Culpeper to review one of his books.  Please attend, if possible, and share this flyer with others who are interested in Culpeper history that extends back to the time this area was considered to be the "Western Frontier" of an emerging freedom loving group of colonies.

Author Event

Sunday April 12 at 2 pm at the Museum of Culpeper History


Title:  Lord Dunmore's War of 1774: Precursor to the Revolution


Outline:   1. The western border timeline from Braddock's defeat to Dunmore's                         War

              2. Militia organization in Virginia

              3. Lord Dunmore,, final Royal Governor of Virginia, seizes Pittsburgh 

                  and Western Pennsylvania

               4. Outbreak of war with the Shawnees and Mingoes of Ohio 

               5. Events of the war and role of the Culpeper militia in the Battle of

                  Point Pleasant.  Actions of Culpeper's Colonel John Field in the 


               6. Summary of the impact of Dunmore's War on the work-up to the 

                   Revolutionary War and relations with Ohio tribes during the 


               7. Brief but shameless plug for novels of the Forbes Road Series and

                   how they fit into the events of the period.

               8. Questions from attendees


Robert J. Shade is a former naval officer, whose career led to command of three ships,

including a guided missile destroyer. On shore duty, he specialized in financial

assignments, including manager of the Navy's weapons procurement program and

comptroller of a naval shipyard. After leaving the service, he practiced tax and small

business accounting in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia until 2010.

In 1994, Mr. Shade began in-depth studies of American history during the colonial and

revolutionary period. This led to his authorship of the Forbes Road Series, which tells the story of young German gunsmith and marksman Wend Eckert's journey to maturity on the

Pennsylvania and Virginia border during the violent period which included the French and

Indian War, Pontiac's Rebellion, and Lord Dunmore's War. The series consists of the

novels Forbes Road (2012), Conestoga Winter (2013), The Camp Follower Affair (To be published in April 2015), and Lord Dunmore's Folly (Late 2015). He is currently conducting

research and preparing storylines which will carry the characters of the Forbes Road books

through the Revolutionary War. Since the late 1990's, Mr. Shade has also presented

historical lectures before various civic groups.

Mr. Shade earned a Bachelor's Degree in American History at the University of North

Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Master's Degree in Financial Management at the Naval

Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He has previously authored non-fiction articles

in military journals including The U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings and Surface Warfare Magazine.


Ms. Lee Langston-Harrison, Executive Director

Museum of Culpeper History

113 S. Commerce Street

Culpeper, VA 22701

540-829-5954 (direct line)




Forward this email

Museum of Culpeper History | Museum of Culpeper History | 803 S. Main Street | Culpeper | VA | 22701