When: Tuesday, September 10, 2024: 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Historic Lombardy, Western Hanover County

Hors d’oeuvres and two complimentary drinks will be served

Purchase tickets at the HCHS Online Store

One HCHS Member: $45

One Guest (non-HCHS Member): $50

...or mail your check to...
HCHS, Inc.
P. O. Box 91
Hanover, VA 23069

Please make your reservation by August 28!

Lombardy Farm
18th century home of the Duval and Vaughn families
The original section of the house is a 1½-story hall-and-parlor design, typical in Piedmont Virginia in the 18th century. The staircase with its rare moulding is original as are many doors and windows; the early mantle in the bedroom has the candle and flame design. A notable feature is the pine corner cupboard built into the house by the 18th century builder.

Beaded siding can be seen in the entrance to the cellar, and early shingles are visible in the attic above the lean-to addition. Handmade rosehead nails were used throughout. Chimneys of Flemish bond flank the house, and brick “nogging,” an early attempt to insulate the walls, was found in the original section of the house. Additions, set back to connect with the lean-to section, preserve much of the original façade. The foundation and charred floor of a brick kitchen dependency has been discovered, and the heavy timber framing of the late 18th century dairy is intact.

The house and grounds of Lombardy Farm have been beautifully restored by current owners Jake and Emily Martin.