Jack Murray NC National Commander and his wife Beth look forward to welcoming you to Williamsburg, Virginia for the 130th LOV Convention. Plans are underway to visit Colonial Williamsburg, the Yorktown Revolutionary War Museum and Jamestowne, the first English speaking settlement in the new world. These touchstones of our national beginnings are linked by the Colonial Parkway, which run for 19 miles from Yorktown, through Williamsburg, to Jamestowne.
Williamsburg was the colonial capital of the largest and wealthiest of the colonies in the new world. During the 1770s, Thomas Jefferson, Capt. George Washington and Patrick Henry were among many influential colonists who frequently gathered here to discuss current events, walk the streets of Williamsburg and frequent the local eateries and taverns. Both the Continental Army led by General Washington and the British Army of General Cornwallis were stationed in Williamsburg. We will visit Yorktown where Washington and Cornwallis engaged in the last major battle of the Revolutionary War in 1782. Not so far away is Jamestowne Settlement, the original capital of the Virginia colony until 1719 when the mosquitoes drive the colonists to Williamsburg. And if you get tired of history, a roller coaster ride at Busch Gardens might be a change of pace.
The Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center will be our local home for the Convention. This site was an actual Fort during the Revolutionary War, and there is a redoubt on hotel property. Currently the pandemic has marginalized planning for the Convention but with the continuing success of the vaccines for Covid-19 we expect improvement for future planning.
Visit this site to get updates as we continue our planning.
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