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Hanging of the Greens 2021

Hanging of the Greens is Hargrave’s annual Christmas program and serves as the unofficial conclusion to the beginning of the Chatham community’s Christmas festivities (“Christmas in Colonial Chatham”). Traditionally, a Hanging of the Greens service marks the beginning of the Advent season. Advent looks with hope to the coming celebration of the nativity of Jesus …

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Founder’s Day

In the late nineteenth century, leaders of the Roanoke Baptist Association envisioned the establishment of a Baptist school to educate the youth of Pittsylvania County. Two visionary Chatham businessmen, Jesse H. Hargrave and his son, John Hunt Hargrave, put flesh to the dream, purchased 36 acres of land as well as a house and joined …

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