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Meet Ann Tunstall Maury Hite through this online exhibit.

Belle Grove has a collection of letters that Mrs. Hite both wrote and received, which provide a glimpse into what life may have been like in the Shenandoah Valley during the early 1800s. This exhibit explores her life through her own words, from her family, to her faith, to her views on the enslaved workers at Belle Grove.

Watch a Zoom presentation about the exhibit given by its creator, Jessica Pritchard-Ritter.

 

Meet Mary Briscoe Balwin through our newest online exhibit.   

Granddaughter of Isaac Hite Jr. and Nelly Madison Hite, Ms. Baldwin was a female missionary who transformed education in Greece and Syria. She endured the loss of her parents at a young age, and chose the life of a missionary abroad rather than one of the more traditional roles available to women in that era. Curator Jessica Pritchard-Ritter, of For the Love of History Consulting, will host a Zoom presentation about the project on Friday, May 20, noon-1 p.m. EDT. Email us to receive the log-in information. 

 

Watch a Zoom presentation by Archaeologist Matthew Greer about the Investigation of the Enslaved Quarter Site at Belle Grove

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the graffiti in the Belle Grove attic. And learn more about the attic here.

 

 

 

 

 


Learn about Francis Hunnwell, the last owner of Belle Grove who restored the Manor House and bequeathed the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the 1960s.

 

 

 

 

360-degree Video Interviews by the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau
(move your device or use the controller at the top left of the screen to move around the space):
Take a tour of the Museum Shop 
Tour the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center 
Take a (windy!) early spring walk in the Belle Grove Garden