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1 Upcoming Events Valentines Wine Tasting Domes Audio Video Environments, Virginia Beach February 9, 2013 Spring Fling Dinner Springhill Suites, Chesapeake April 27, 2013 Patriots Challenge Golf Tournament Greenbrier Country Club Chesapeake June 17, th Annual Waterways Heritage Festival ** Lock Park & Battlefield Park Chesapeake October 12 & 13, 2013 Evening with Colonial Williamsburgs Patrick Henry Chesapeake December 6, th Annual Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment ** 116 Callison Drive, Chesapeake December 7 & 8, 2013 ** 50th Anniversary Signature Event Patriot Record Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation Board of Advisors Steve Best James Canterbury Robert Creekmore, Jr. John deTriquet Larry Floyd Betsy Fowler Dawn Glynn Charles Hackworth, II Matt Hogendobler Phillip Infantino, III Raymond Jones Molly Kerr Sam Leary Penny Leary-Smith Peggy Haile McPhillips Thomas L. Mercer, Sr. Brent Nielson Lil Oman Michael Ornoff Michael Perez Teresa Peters Ron Phelps Bryan Plumlee Carl Pope, Jr. Becky Poulliot Patricia L. Powers Mark Shea Helen Spruill Kenneth Stuart Tom Whetstone Board of Trustees Rebecca Adams Lee Baynor Harry Blevins Valerie Brown Jean Carideo Bobby Clifton Mark Compton John Cosgrove John Cross Lee Curling Jane Gaffney Rosie Garrett Lillie Gilbert Spencer Hull Elaine Hutto Timothy Kerr Garnett Lane Stacy Long Wayne Pittman George Ramsey Debbie Ritter James A. Roy Stuart Smith Olivia Trombino William E. Ward Gladys A. Wilfore Steven Wright Gary Zaugg Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation VOLUME 5 NUMBER 1 WINTER 2013 Lin J. Olsen Executive Director Cindy Mulkey Development Assistant On the Web Contact the Office Phone: Patriot Record Find us on Facebook Battlefield Historic Park Time is running short! With the Historic Park open, the GBB&WHF is now focusing on our final fundraising efforts for the Visitor Center. Your support is crucial at this time. To make your contribution online, please visit and click on Giving. If you would like to offer in-kind support as numerous donors have already graciously done, please call our office at Make a Difference Today In-Kind Support Capital Campaign Donation Volunteer Endowment Valentines Wine Tasting Leave a Legacy Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation P.O. Box Chesapeake, VA Become a 2013 Year-Long Sponsor! Become a year-long sponsor, enjoy tickets to Foundation events, and be featured in all event materials! Annual sponsorship levels include: Bridge Sponsor - $7,500; Causeway Sponsor - $5,000; Breastworks Sponsor - $2,500; and Friend of the Foundation Sponsor - $1,775. Sponsorships can be customized to accommodate individual groups, families, or businesses. Please contact Lin Olsen at or visit for details. Date:February 9, 2013 Time:7:00 – 10:00 PM Location:Domes Audio Video Environments 724 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA Ticket Price:$50 Tasting Ticket / $30 Non-Tasting Ticket Our Annual Valentines Wine Tasting is coming up in less than a month! This event will be one to remember with heavy hors doeuvres featuring Rev Guill of Traditions Catering, a variety of domestic & imported wines provided by Lets Talk Wine and Williamsburg Winery, Wine 101 presented by Ian of Lets Talk Wine, a silent auction, free valet service, and much more. Have you purchased your tickets yet? If not, you can order tickets by calling the office at Spring Fling Dinner Mark your calendar for the Foundations Annual Spring Fling Dinner on April 27, This years speaker will be professional historian Ruth Doumlele, author of The Randolph Women and Their Men, bringing pre- and post-Revolutionary American history alive. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the dinner.

2 Become a Lifetime Member With a one-time contribution of $1,000 you will receive: Free, unlimited Visitor Center admission Discount in Visitor Center gift shop Discount for lectures and selected ticketed events Patriot newsletter delivered to your door quarterly updates with special news and events Invitation to exhibit previews *Lifetime membership benefits are available to all family members living under the same household. PATRIOT RECORD VOLUME 5 NUMBER 1 WINTER 2013 Toys for Tots Poker Run Battle of Great Bridge Celebration th Annual Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment City of Chesapeakes 50 th Anniversary Mike and Allens Cannon Adventure Docent Program The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation organized a Motorcycle Poker Run December 9, 2012, to benefit the Hampton Roads Toys for Tots. Historic Battlefield Park was one of their stops along the Run that started in Virginia Beach and ended in Portsmouth. The event was a huge success, and we were happy to be a part of it. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation raised and gathered over $6,000 in toys from this event, which were distributed to over 20,000 children and 8,000 families in the Hampton Roads area. The weekend festivities began with the DAR and SAR Battle of Great Bridge Celebration 2012 at Battlefield Park. Members of the SAR traveled far and wide and generously presented the Foundation with a $10,000 check during this memorable event. Their presence truly made the day special and highlighted the historical significance of the Battle of Great Bridge and our cause. Pictured to the right is Charles Murla as he entertained guests of the Celebration with his colonial music. A special thanks to our Mayor Alan Krasnoff for presenting both the DAR and SAR with a proclamation and to our City of Chesapeake Parks and Recreation department that makes this event possible. The 18 th Annual Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment itself was spectacular as usual. There were military encampments, period sutlers, colonial crafts and music, childrens activities, and a colonial fashion show. The 18 th Annual Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment was held December 1 and 2, 2012, at the old fire station, 116 Callison Drive in Chesapeake. Think Local Think History ReThink Chesapeake. The Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the historical significance of the Battle of Great Bridge, the Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal and the Dismal Swamp Canal. The City of Chesapeake celebrates its 50 th Anniversary this year. The Foundation is honored to be included in 2 of the 50 th Anniversary Signature Events. The 4 th Annual Waterways Heritage Festival (October 12 & 13, 2013) and the 19 th Annual Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment (December 7 & 8, 2013) have both been selected as one of the 50 Events Celebrating 50 Years! Pictured to the left is the City of Chesapeakes 50 th Anniversary Commemorative Coin. There were only two coins designed, one is dedicated to the Battle of Great Bridge and on the back is as follows: In this vicinity in 1775, was the southern end of a causeway, with bridges, by which the swamp and stream were crossed. Here Pictured below is Mike Johnson and Allen Mordica, our cannon experts, giving demonstrations throughout the Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment weekend. Look for them at Battlefield Park during this years 4 th Annual The Foundations exciting Docent Program is expanding and currently meets three to four times a year focusing on continued education. Februarys special speaker, Mr. Norman Fuss, portrays a British engineer in the King's Army in America. He is very knowledgeable in the British perspective of the battle; although, Norman is also a Reenactor for the 7th Virginia Regiment. Barbie, his wife, will also be joining the meeting to speak of the female perspective of colonial lifestyle. If you are interested in joining our Docent Program or scheduling your own free VIP Tour led by one of our knowledgeable docents, please or call the office at Calling on Volunteers for Park Maintenance Want to volunteer but not sure how? We need volunteers to help maintain our Historic Battlefield Park. There is no special training required, just the desire to help! Groups of all sizes are welcome, and dates and times are flexible. Please contact the office at or for more information. William Woodfords Virginia Riflemen defended the passage. When Lord Dunmores British Regulars attempted to cross the swamp on December 9, 1775 they were cut to pieces by the fire of the Riflemen. This defeat forced Dunmore to evacuate Norfolk. To purchase your special commemorative coin for $15.75, please contact the foundation office today at , or Waterways Heritage Festival and 19 th Annual Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment weekends. Allen and Mike have been busy creating a replica of a cannon used in the Battle of Great Bridge to be on display in our Battlefield Park. If that wasnt exciting enough, they videotaped their cannon-making adventure. To view their video, please visit us on Facebook or online at Proudly Advancing to Achievement Level The Elizabeth River Project hosted its Annual Recognition Luncheon at which they presented awards to businesses and organizations that have documented significant results in wildlife habitat enhancement and/or pollution prevention. The Foundation advanced this year from Commitment Level to Achievement Level; recognized specifically for adding almost 5,000 native trees and shrubs to Battlefield Park, including 900 square feet of permeable paving that allows rain to soak in at the parking lot rather than causing runoff, using recycled material for benches and picnic tables, and more. We thank the Elizabeth River Project and are proud to be a River Star and part of such a worthwhile project.


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