Josephine City, A Beacon of Hope; Clermont Hosts Reception for Historian

Josephine City, A Beacon of Hope; Clermont Hosts Reception for Historian

10-11-2010
The Clermont Foundation hosted a reception for Kyle Ainsworth on the acceptance of his master’s thesis (“Restoration, Resistance, and Reconstruction; Liberty at Last in Clarke County, Virginia 1865-1879”) regarding a large free black community founded in 1870 on Clermont Farm land and its relationship to Reconstruction and the re-establishment of white supremacy in Clarke County.
Winchester Star article, by Joel Danoy, photos by Jeff Taylor, courtesy The Winchester Star

Setting A Fire To Create A Better Future

Setting A Fire To Create A Better Future

6-2-2009
To prepare the borders of Dog Run, which crosses Clermont Farm and is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, for the creation of a 100 foot-wide Conservation Reserve to exclude cattle, parts of it needed to be burned to re-establish native wildlife habitat as part of a “best agricultural and environmental practices” program at Clermont.
Winchester Star article, by Val Van Meter, photos by Scott Mason, courtesy The Winchester Star