WHFF in the News . . .
‘My 11th grade history teacher, Mr. David Poole Kite, assigned me the first big research paper I can remember having to write in high school. I typed out a 20-page paper, “History of Page County,” on my Royal portable typewriter. It took Harry M. Strickler 442 pages to write his book, A Short History of Page County…’ Go here to read the article referring to the White House written by State Delegate Kenneth R. “Ken” Plum in Reston Connection.
‘ Archeologists believe old houses are living things and have stories to tell. The original White House on Route 211 was built in 1760 by Martin Kauffman II as a residence and Mennonite meeting place. It is considered one of the original “fortified dwellings” along the Shenandoah River. ‘ Read more about the archeology field camp held at the White House in this recent article in the Page News & Courier.
‘The second White House Farm Archeological Field School was held from June 9-14, 2014, with 28 participants from across the state. Over the course of six days, they volunteered over 800 hours!’. Read the full article with photographs of the dig here.
The Datum Point, the newsletter of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia also published an article on the dig at the White House. Click here to read the article and see the photos.
“The river and streams are our shared public resource,” said Scott Plein in a recent article published in the Page News & Courier highlighting the conservation work at his properties in Page County and the release of the Page County Water Video: Read the article here.
Scott C. Plein, owner of the White House Farm and chairman of the White House Farm Foundation was featured recently in the Bull Run Observer for his many conservation efforts and partnerships. Go here to read the article.
The White House Farm Receives the 2013 Better Models of Development Award! We are extremely pleased to have received this award through the Valley Conservation Council – Read the article in the Daily News Record.
The Foundation has also received recognition by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation! Go here for more details.