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Grandma Moses in Augusta County W-234 | Marker History

Grandma Moses in Augusta County Marker, W-234

Newlyweds Anna Mary Robertson Moses (later known as Grandma Moses) and her husband Thomas arrived in Augusta County from New York in 1887, renting several farms before purchasing Mt. Airy, a large brick Federal style house built in 1830. The family gained renown for their butter, milk, and potato chips. The Moses family moved home to Eagle Bridge, N.Y. in 1905, where, in her late 70s, “Grandma” Moses began painting, becoming world famous for her Primitive American style. There are three known paintings titled “Mount Airy” depicting the house and farm. She died in 1961 at the age of 101.

Marker Information:
Additional Information: Marker dedicated-installed June 5, 2014.
Date Approved by DHR: 03/17/11
Date Installed-Dedicated: June 5, 2014
Original Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources - Proposed by: Nancy Sorrells, Historian, Staunton.
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Augusta County
Physical Description of Location: Proposed Location - State right-of-way on Route 11, north of Staunton.
GPS Location: 38.160476,-79.07959
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