Vol 1 STAUNTON, VA.,  SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018      First Edition

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CELEBRATE STAUNTON!
A Victorian Evening in the Queen City is a celebration of Staunton's Glory. Showcasing the Historic Architecture and marvelous Downtown Community.  An opportunity for business owners and guests alike to step back and recapture the beauty and wonder that was Staunton during the reign of Queen Victoria.
Victorian Evening in the Queen City EVENT BEGINS AT THE DEPOT!
Buckingham Branch Railroad complete with vintage Arvonia Club Car shall arrive at the Staunton Depot upon 2 o'clock. A welcome speech is scheduled by Ambassadors of the Evening with a processional to Downtown to follow.
PERSONAGE OF THE PERIOD
Performers will stroll about the streets of Downtown to include but not limited to the following: Beverley Street, New Street, Barrister Row, Depot Area and Middlebrook Ave.  During this time they will interact with guests, sharing information and acting as living photo opportunities. Along with Strolling Performers there shall also be standing photo opportunities for all ages.
NO BETTER PLACE
Staunton is the perfect setting for this type of event.  Much of the architecture is from the Victorian era and many of the shops have maintained their historic appearance throughout the years.  Staunton has nearly 200 buildings designed by architect Thomas Jasper Collins during the Victorian era.  His firm, T. J. Collins & Sons, is still in business. Such buildings include the Dixie Theater, 121 Beverley, the Switzer Building, Marquis Building, the National Valley Bank, Masonic Building, the Queen Anne Clock Tower and the Putnam Organ Showroom.
IMPORTANCE OF THE RAILROAD
Buckingham Branch Railroad brings a unique experience to the guests and in turn educating them to the importance of the railway in the development of Staunton with the arrival of the Virginia Central Railroad in 1854.

Railroad
EXTRAORDINARY MERCANTILE
All Downtown businesses will be encouraged to participate in the event by decorating their shop windows in aVictorian theme and thus offering guests a step back into the history of Staunton which was incorporated in 1871.       
Shops will be asked to remain open until at least 8 p.m.
YOU BE THE JUDGE
            To add a bit of  friendly competition there will be a "Guests Choice" Shop Competition.  This will encourage guests to visit every shop to see the displays and interact with the shop keepers
 

PRESENTED TO YOU BY THESE FINE ESTABLISHEMENTS!

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