Nationally Recognized Authors and Experts to Join The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership During Historic Waterford Fair for Book Signing

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World renown photographer Kenneth Garrett, nationally-recognized filmmaker Ron Maxwell, farmer Forrest Pritchard, and permaculture expert Michael Judd will be at the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership headquarters, located at 15481 Second Street in the heart of Waterford, throughout the Waterford Fair to sign books, prints, movies, and other memorabilia.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage is a 180 mile swath of land that runs from Gettysburg, Pa to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Va.

World renown photographer Kenneth Garrett, nationally-recognized filmmaker Ron Maxwell, farmer Forrest Pritchard, and permaculture expert Michael Judd will be at the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership headquarters, located at 15481 Second Street in the heart of Waterford, throughout the Waterford Fair to sign books, prints, movies, and other memorabilia.

Garrett will be on hand on Friday, October 3rd from 10:00-3:00 p.m. to sign copies of Journey Through Hallowed Ground: Birthplace of the American Ideal as well as prints of his photographs. He is an independent photographer specializing in archaeology, paleontology, and ancient cultures and has photographed archaeological subjects worldwide for National Geographic. Other magazine credits include Smithsonian, Air and Space, Archaeology, Fortune, Forbes, Time, Life, Audubon, and others. He has published his work in many books, including Egypt of the Pharaohs, Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt, Curse of the Pharaohs, The Human Side of Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs. He has exhibited his work at the Smithsonian Museum and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, among other places. Some of his corporate clients include IBM, Marriott Corporation, UNC Aviation, and Starbucks Coffee.

Judd and Pritchard will be on site signing copies of their books on Saturday, October 4th. Judd, who created Ecologia: Edible & Ecological Designs, and has designed edible landscapes for individuals such as Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio, has put his experience and expertise in a new book. Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist, a how-to manual for the budding gardener and experienced green thumb alike, is full of creative and easy-to-follow designs that guide you to having your yard and eating it, too. Judd will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pritchard’s book, Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm, is about a seventh-generation farmer’s inspiring journey to the heart of the sustainable farming community. Pritchard is a professional farmer, writer and public speaker. Holding degrees in English and Geology from William and Mary, Forrest studied under George Garrett with the University of Virginia’s MFA program. His farm, Smith Meadows, has been featured on NPR and the Washington Post. One of the first “grass finished” farms in the country, Smith Meadows has sold at leading farmers’ markets in Washington DC for fifteen years. Pritchard’s book was named a Top Ten Book by Publishers Weekly, Washingtonian and NPR’s “The Splendid Table.” He will sign books from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Maxwell will be the guest of honor the final day of the fair, Sunday, October 5th. Maxwell's subsequent first theatrical film Little Darlings (Paramount, 1980) was a box-office hit that starred Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol. His epic Civil War films Gettysburg (New Line Cinema, 1993) and Gods and Generals (Warners, 2003) have established him as the cinema's leading interpreter of that period in American history. Maxwell’s 2013 film Copperhead freshly extended that mural into the more intimate realm of small town American life, where the conflicts hundreds of miles from the battlefields are no less vigorous or heart-breaking. Maxwell is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Concordia College.

The Waterford Fair is the oldest juried crafts fair in Virginia and four-time winner of the Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association (Visit Loudoun) Best Event of the Year. In addition to historic homes open for tour, 155 juried heritage craftspeople (many nationally known) provide hands-on demonstrations, entertainers provide continuous traditional music and dance, Colonial and Civil War-era militia encamp and demonstrate, and there are children's activities throughout the weekend.

In addition to signing events, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership’s gallery will be open during all fair hours. Visitors can see images of Garrett’s work throughout the office as well as view student-created vodcasts that are part of the “Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student” program. For more information, go to: http://www.HallowedGround.org.

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