May 13, 2022
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Gloucester County Earns National Achievement Award for its Current Conversations Podcast

Gloucester County, Virginia’s Current Conversations Podcast has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. NACo recognized the podcast for its ability to offer a unique way to reach County residents with current events and other timely information. The podcast does this with virtually no added cost to citizens.

“We are pleased that our podcast received this national recognition,” said Carol Steele, Gloucester’s Acting County Administrator. “We hope all of our residents tune in to gain insight into their local government, while learning more about the people behind providing quality services to our citizens.” To learn more, click here.

The American Revolution Comes to Gloucester Courthouse on this Weekend!
Gloucester County’s Museum of History will host its annual spring living history weekend Saturday and Sunday to commemorate the County’s role in the Revolutionary War. The program, “Gloucester 1776: A Revolutionary Experience,” will include cannon and musket firing demonstrations, dozens of reenactors, colonial era cooking, children’s activities, and more.
In the Spring of 1776, the 7th Virginia Regiment was posted in Gloucester County. Ten companies of infantry, including one from Gloucester, assembled at the colonial courthouse following instructions from the Committee of Safety. By mid-May 1776, five of those companies were in Williamsburg, but the other five remained in Gloucester. The revolution was in its early days, and the question was, “Is war coming to Gloucester County?”
The free and family friendly program will align with Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOLs) for students of all ages, with emphasis on Virginia studies and the Revolutionary War.
“We are excited to see the court circle come to life with the sights and sounds of the American Revolution, said Robert Kelly, Museums Coordinator for Gloucester County.” Our museum building and historic courthouse were both here in 1776, and this program will show guests what life was like for Gloucester’s soldiers and citizens during the early days of the Revolution.”
The museum’s annual living history programming is made possible through a partnership with the Gloucester Historical Society, Friends of the Museum, the 7th Virginia Regiment, and Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. For more information, call 804-693-1234.
Gloucester's Economic Development Department Supports Current and Prospective Businesses

In observance of the International Economic Development Council's 2022 Economic Development Week, both the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors and the Economic Development Authority would like to express their great appreciation to all our commercial and home based businesses. We encourage our citizens to continue to support our local businesses for continued growth and prosperity.

Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane

Want to take a trip down memory lane? Consider stopping by the Gloucester Museum of History sometime and relive some of the relics from our County's past. Our knowledgeable and engaging Museums Coordinator, Robert Kelly, and the dedicated volunteers are more than happy to arrange a tour for you or your organization!

The Museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. (closed Sundays and holidays). To learn more about the Museum, visit:

New Post on Money, Health and Other Things

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit its multi-part series on risk management and the basics of different insurance plans! This week, they will continue their discussion on homeowner’s insurance. To tune in, visit:
Golden Girls Picture It! to be Hosted at Gloucester Main Library

May 19, 2022, 6 pm

Enjoy an evening inspired by the iconic television series. There will be Bingo, Trivia, Selfie Station, and Light Refreshments. This is for adults 18+.

Call 804-693-2998 for more information or to register.
The Summer 2022 Newsletter is now available. Check out what's coming up May - July. Fun & Free @ the Library! Follow this link:
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