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The 2020 Tibbetts Award Dinner

Honoring Mike Henry


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

6:30 pm Social Hour

7:15 pm Dinner


The Old Brogue

760 Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066

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The Great Falls Historical Society is pleased to announce that the 2020 recipient for the Annual Tibbetts award is Mike Henry. Mike has served as the site administrator for the Colvin Run Mill for over 30 years. Through the years, Mike has worked tirelessly to restore the 200-year-old Mill for tourists and Great Falls residents. Mike has been in charge of many repairs and restoration projects from massive to small and he is always seeking more and more ways to keep the mill running smoothly. Because of Mike, visitors from near and far can enjoy a picnic on the grounds after taking a tour or hearing a lecture from Mr. Henry himself. His efforts have ensured that visitors to the Mill can witness the only working 19th-century water-powered mill in the Washington, D.C. area and be apart of the history of land once owned by George Washington. 

A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Mike received his bachelor’s degree in history with a concentration on the Industrial Revolution. Shortly afterwards, he earned his MA at George Mason University with a concentration in Museum Studies. Mike currently lives in Leesburg with his wife, Patty, who he met when she volunteered at the Mill. In short, Mike and the Mill are a perfect fit.

Please join us in honoring Mike Henry on Tuesday, February 4th at 6:30pm at The Old Brogue in Great Falls. Visit the Great Falls Historical Society website to register, www.gfhs.org.


Up Next:


Patrick O'Neil presents "Virginia's Presidential Homes"

Great Falls Historical Society Event

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Great Falls Library

7:00 pm

Patrick O'Neill is a 35-year veteran archaeologist and historian, with a BA in Anthropology and a MA in History. His many projects have included the enslaved quarters at Arlington House, the original foundation of the Virginia State Capitol, the overseer's house at George Washington's Union Farm, and Fort Union Fur Trading Post in North Dakota.  He is past President
of the Archaeological Society of Virginia, excavated at the Ball Sellers House in Arlington County, and recently helped led the successful campaign to save the Robert Ball Sr. Cemetery in Ballston. He is also the author of several family history books, as well as Mount Vernon, Virginia's Presidential Homes, and the War of 1812 on the Potomac.




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