Showing posts with label Warner Hall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Warner Hall. Show all posts

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Inn at Warner Hall Named Among Best Bed and Breakfasts in Virginia

Inn at Warner Hall Named Among Best Bed and Breakfasts in Virginia (via PRWeb)
The historic Virginia country bed and breakfast was voted among the top B&Bs by readers of Virginia Living Magazine. The Inn at Warner Hall is located in Gloucester, Va. and is a bed and breakfast and special event venue. Gloucster, VA (PRWEB) May 19…

Our Notes:  A well deserved honor for this grand gem of Gloucester.  Several of us had the privilege of having lunch one day with one of the owners during the Battle of the Hook re enactment last year.  He was most gracious and generous.  We could not have been more surprised and pleased with every aspect of everyone and everything at the Inn at Warner Hall.  If you are seeking a way to take a step back in time, yet not give up all of the amenities and or luxuries of today's modern life and also want something romantic and off the beaten path while still close to the heart of everything, this truly is the answer to your dreams.  Try it once and you will be hooked for wanting to come back as often as you possibly can.  Visit their site now.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Battle of the Hook Event Schedule

We have the event schedule and can not think of a better time to be posting it than now.  So here it is.

Return to the Hook Schedule of Events: Saturday, October 19 The Inn at Warner Hal

9 a.m.
Site opens to the public

9:30 to 10 a.m.  
Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Warner/Lewis Cemetery – Warner Hall Cemetery

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Battalion Drill – All Armies, Respective Drill Areas

10 to 10:30 a.m.
Artillery demonstration, Main Battlefield

11 to 11:30 a.m.
French Boat Landing and Skirmish with Crown Troops - Boat Landing Battlefield

11:30 to noon
Colonial Ladies Program and Tea – Manor House Front Porch

11:45 a.m.
A Revolutionary Drama – “James and Elizabeth” – Manor House Stage (creek side)

1:30 to 2 p.m.
Cavalry Demonstration, Crown and Allied Forces - Main Battlefield

2 to 2:15 p.m.    
Encounter with Mrs. Whiting – Main Battlefield

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Battle of the Hook - Main Battlefield

4 to 4:30 p.m.
British Public Court Martial – British Camp

4:30 p.m.
Site Close to Public

6:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Dusk Artillery Demonstration - Main Battlefield

6:30 to 7 p.m.
Storming of Redoubt – Main Battlefield

Sunday, October 20

10 a.m.
Site opens to the public

10 to 10:30 a.m.
Period Church Service – Arts and Education Tent

11 to 11:30 a.m.
British Boat Landing, and Skirmish with Allied Troops - Boat Landing Battlefield

12:15 p.m.
British Brigade Sending for the Colours Ceremony

12:30 p.m.
Massed Military Music – Manor House Stage area – (creek side of house)

12:30 p.m.
British Artillery Drill – Main Battlefield

1 p.m.
Fashions of the Revolution – Manor House front porch

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Attack on the Gloucester Redoubts – Main Battlefield, all troops

3 p.m.
Event closes
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

We Did Our Part, Too, Declares Gloucester Residents of Role in the Revolutionary War

The Battle of the Hook and Gloucester’s role in the Revolutionary War will be featured in the September edition of the Inn at Warner Hall Dinner and Discussion series.
Gloucester, VA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013

When it comes to telling the story of the Revolutionary War, the Inn at Warner Hall in Gloucester, Va. is among the first to say “we did our part, too.”
On Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m., guests at the sixth event at the Inn at Warner Hall’s Dinner and Discussion series will learn more about Gloucester County’s pivotal role in securing Patriot victory in the Revolutionary War, specifically at the Battle of the Hook that immediately preceded the Siege at Yorktown.

The Inn at Warner Hall’s Dinner and Discussion series features a prominent speaker, gourmet buffet dinner and thoughtful conversation.
Warren Deal, Committee Chairman for the Battle of the Hook reenactment event that will take place on the Warner Hall grounds Oct. 19 and 20, will lead the discussion.

“This country was founded on principles of individual liberty and the opportunity to achieve and improve for everyone to a level that had not been seen in history then nor has been seen since,” Deal said.
“This was achieved with a great sacrifice by ordinary men and women as well as those who we typically consider as the founders. It is my hope that the Battle of the Hook and other living history activities will keep alive everyone’s knowledge and appreciation of the miracle that took place from 1776 to 1781.”
By day, Deal is a Generation Project Manager for Dominion Virginia Power. He graduated from Gloucester High School and Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering.

Deal is also a member and officer of the recreated Seventh Virginia Regiment, a Revolutionary War re-enactment group, and has participated in living history and re-enactment events from North Carolina to Maine for seven years. He is currently the Lieutenant of the Rifle Company of the Seventh Virginia and his unit will participate in the Battle of the Hook reenactment this year.
The reenactment will bring more than 1,000 infantry, cavalry, artillery and maritime landing reenactors from across the country to the Inn at Warner Hall, home of President George Washington’s ancestors.

The Revolutionary War-era “generation did not get it perfect and they it left to us to keep working at building this country to fulfill the promises and liberties stated in the Declaration and the Constitution. We will do a lesser job if we do not remember and learn from the ‘Revolutionary Generation.’”
The “Dinner and Discussion” events are $50 per person and include dinner, complimentary wine and the featured speaker.
Seating is limited. Contact Warner Hall to reserve a seat at 800.331.2720 or info(at)warnerhall(dot)com.

The October 30 Dinner and Discussion with feature Dr. Quentin Kidd, a professor of political science and Director of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. He will lead a discussion on the upcoming elections and Virginia’s political landscape.


Ideally situated at the head of the Severn River in Gloucester County, the manor house at Warner Hall stands on a neck of land occupied and built upon continually from the mid-17th century. The original six hundred-acre plantation site was established by Augustine Warner as a "land grant" from the British Crown. Augustine Warner received the acreage in exchange for bringing twelve settlers across the Atlantic Ocean to the Jamestown Settlement.
The two families associated with the property from this early period until well into the 19th century, the Warners and the Lewises, were among the most prominent families in Colonial Virginia. Some of the most recognized names in American history are direct descendants of Augustine Warner – George Washington, the first president of the United States, Robert E. Lee, the most famous Civil War General and Captain Meriwether Lewis, renowned American explorer of the Lewis & Clark expedition.  (Our notes;  Also the site where part of the first American Revolution took place with Bacon's Rebellion).

Queen Elizabeth II, the current monarch of England, is a direct descendent of Augustine Warner through the Bowes-Lyon family and the Earl of Strathmore. In England, Warner Hall is referred to as "The home of the Queen’s American ancestors."

For Theresa and Troy Stavens, the current stewards of Warner Hall and the Inn’s owners, Warner Hall is a dream come true. Their passion for hospitality and historic preservation led them to Warner Hall where they saw the perfect opportunity to use their financial management and marketing skills to preserve an historical property and pursue their real passion – making people happy.  Link back to orignal story on PRWeb.  

As part of the celebration of the upcoming Battle of the Hook, we are giving away this special ebook.  You can download a free copy from our SlideShare site by logging in with either a Facebook account or a LinkedIn account.  Another option is to create a free account.  To read the book here, left click on the icon at the very bottom far right of the document container and it will open into full screen mode.  To exit full screen mode, hit your escape key on your keyboard.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Battle of the Hook Returning In 2013 - New Re enactment Scheduled for Gloucester, VA

The Battle of the Hook returns to Gloucester, Virginia coming this October.  The days are the 18th through the 20th and will be at the beautiful Warner Hall location once again.  The first event held under this was back in 2008 which the picture here is from.  We will be supporting and promoting this event throughout the year.

  We donated a series of pictures and poster to the county museum from the first event back in 2008 and will also do the same after this event.  We are going to put up a free press resource area giving away pictures for promotional use from our 2008 archives so that newspapers and magazines have images to work with.  These will be done under a creative commons license.  We will also be giving away a free poster we designed from the 2008 re enactment.  You will be able to download it and print it out or take it to a printer to be printed out.

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Important links:  New new official site for the 2013 Battle of the Hook  Sponsor's site for the event.  Inn at Warner Hall main web site link.

On our links bar above, we have our own long standing site we dedicated to the 2008 Battle of the Hook event.  Looks like we will have to do some serious updates to the site.  Just click on the Battle of the Hook link and it will take you to that site for pictures and videos from the event as well as other information including the original site where the Battle actually took place.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bacons Rebellion 1676 
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Bacon's Rebellion - 1676.  We have created a special edition of this book.  The original book was transferred into an electronic edition some years ago and we acquired rights to it.  We have made some updates to the book and now are offering it here. All the usual information on Bacon's Rebellion on the Internet is horrible to say the least.  Gloucester factors highly in this story which is why we have it here.  Nathaniel Bacon died at Pate's House known as Gloucester Hall which we are researching now.  We have included pictures of Warner Hall which was one of the placed Bacon went when he first came to Gloucester.  We are allowing free downloads of this e-book and we are giving a license on our version of it as well.

For all the latest news, please click on the Home button towards the top of this site.
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Some of Gloucester's most incredible history is found on this site in detail.
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We cover what no one else will.

Click Here for a free copy of this e-book.

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