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Kitty Greene – A Strong Woman Who Helped Shape A Nation:

Insight On A Remarkable Woman Offered By Author Pamela Mueller,
A Presentation Sponsored By The Augusta County Historical Society
Thursday, September 11, 7 p.m. R.R. Smith Center for History & Art

A close friend of Virginia’s Revolutionary War heroes Patrick Henry and George Washington, Catharine “Kitty” Littlefield Greene was known as a vivacious flirt who could be brutally honest.  On September 11, award-winning author Pamela Bauer Mueller will speak to the Augusta County Historical Society on the remarkable Kitty Greene – wife, mother, diplomat, manager, and maybe co-inventor of the cotton-gin.

Mueller, author of Lady Unveiled, a novel about Kitty Greene and her times, will speak to the ACHS and the public 7 p.m. Thursday, September 11, in the R. R. Smith Center for History & Art (2nd floor Lecture Room).  The event is free to ACHS members and $5 for non-members.  Student admission is $1. 

Lady Unveiled was released earlier this year and is the newest of Mueller’s five national award-winning historical novels, novels showcasing women of significance in American history. 

Kitty Green, the heroine of this latest novel, was a very real historical person who not only was friends with some Founding Fathers, she spoke fluent French with another friend, the Marquis de Lafayette, and married the innovative and important Revolutionary general Nathanael Greene.  She became a confidante of Martha Washington, and was an accomplished manager of a rice plantation in Georgia.

The award-winning Mueller based her new book on meticulous research and will speak to the ACHS in September on the life and times of this strong American woman.

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Augusta County's history is America's history.
Here in the county that once stretched west to the Mississippi River and north to the Great Lakes...Native Americans clashed with pioneers opening the frontier...Revolutionary War patriots helped secure their nation's liberty...America's agricultural revolution began...a future U.S. President was born...Civil War armies vied for control of a state...and great artists shaped their vision.

Indeed, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Cyrus McCormick, Woodrow Wilson, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson all played important roles in our history, but so did Grandma Moses, George Caleb Bingham, Kate Smith, John Coalter and William Sheppard. Daniel Boone visited kinfolk here, Santa Anna stopped here, Charles Lindbergh landed here, Erwin Rommel studied here and Billy Sunday preached here. Even history's great names like Eisenhower and Lincoln traced their ancestral homes to this county. And, we cannot tell a lie - George Washington slept here.


Our Mission

The mission of the Augusta County Historical Society is to study, collect, preserve, publish, educate about, and promote the history of Augusta County and its communities. The society also strives to make the citizens of Augusta County aware of their heritage.

Office Hours and Directions

Office Phone — (540) 248-4151
Office hours — T, TH, F, 9 a.m. - Noon

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 686, Staunton, VA 24402

Email: augustachs@ntelos.net

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The Augusta County Historical Society is now located on the third floor of the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art. This restored 19th-century railroad hotel is located at 20 South New Street in downtown Staunton. A parking garage is located across the street from the center, which houses a research library, classrooms, a lecture hall, and two exhibit galleries.





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