Transforming Yeomen to Patriots: Securing the Shenandoah Valley from 1720 to 1864

Following recommendations from the British Board of Trade in 1720, extensive land grants to proprietors were discouraged, instead favoring compact settlements. This resulted in yeomen, not aristocrats, transforming the Shenandoah Valley into a commercial center. This class will discuss events and profile leaders of this change.

PHW member Suellen Knowles will lead this Continuing Education class at Shenandoah University’s Center for Lifelong Learning Thursdays March 15 to April 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The class costs $89, which includes two Saturday site visitations and materials.

For more information on the class, contact Jo Miller, or (540) 665-5442. The spring brochure and online class signups are available at Only 20 seats are available for this class, so don’t delay!