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Opening Doors to Leesburg’s History: The Charles A. Johnston Collection Tour

The Charles A. Johnston Collection contains the family papers and artifacts of the Johnston family of Leesburg and many of their closest personal and business acquaintances. The most diverse collection held by the library, the collection is extensive, incorporating archives, manuscript materials, rare books, photographs and film.  This intensely personal collection, full of everyday items and individual stories, offers a view of life in Leesburg and Loudoun County from the late 1700s through the 20th century.

Ben Tayloe, Project Archivist of The Charles A. Johnston Collection and Library Associate at Thomas Balch Library has historic preservation experience in both the private and public sectors. He will lead this tour focusing on local homes and businesses in historic Leesburg. An exhibit of artifacts and manuscript material from the collection will also be on display at Thomas Balch Library through October. This unique tour will leave from the Thomas Balch Library parking lot at 2PM. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. 

*Save the date for a presentation highlighting the Charles A. Johnston collection on Sunday 19 March 2017 at 2PM.*

To register, complete Thomas Balch Library's online form.