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Free Lecture: “History of Trabue’s Tavern by Karen Trabue Scherzer”

When: Sat., Jan. 20, 12 p.m. 2018
Please join us as Karen Trabue Scherzer will discuss the history of the Trabue family, the Tavern and the process of restoring their 18 th Century home. Trabue’s Tavern was built in 1730 by Jacob Trabue, the first Trabue born in America. His father Antoine, a French Huguenot, settled in Manakintowne and was granted by patent 163 acres of French land south of the James River. The Trabue family passed down the tavern property for generations until 1956 when it was sold out of the family. The Scherzer’s bought it back into the family in 2006, fifty years later. Originally a 400-acre plantation with several outbuildings including a schoolhouse, the property now consists of 4 acres. The dairy, smokehouse/laundry and kitchen remain. The house is a registered Virginia Historic Landmark as well as on the National Register of Historic Places.



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