15 Jul 2017 Gretna, VA
report by Col George Waller Chapter President Bob Vogler
On Saturday, July 15, members of the Colonel George Waller Chapter and Larry Aaron of the Dan River Chapter established a living history camp on the grounds of the Historic Yates Tavern (1750) in Gretna, Virginia.
Larry Aaron who is president of the Pittsylvania Historical Society welcomed the crowd of approximately 200 to the event and program which included a debate on the front steps of the tavern regarding the issues leading up to the break with Great Britain. The visitors toured the restored tavern and circulated through the encampment asking questions about the colonial era and the American Revolution.
Cider and watermelon were served the guests and Gail Vogler of the General Joseph Martin Chapter - DAR provided instruction to children and adults on colonial games.
The Pittsylvania Historical Society, Town of Gretna, Pittsylvania County, and the Thomas Carter Chapter – DAR also provided sponsorship and support of the event