Friends of Bluemont Launches "If This House Could Talk" project

May 14, 2009

Does your house have a story to tell?

This year, Friends of Bluemont is launching a new project—“If This House Could Talk” —to spotlight homes or other buildings of the Bluemont area – houses up on the mountain, down in the village, and nearby.  We will be taking photos, collecting stories, and scanning historic photographs and documents.

Most of Bluemont is outside of the village itself.  We'd love to hear from anyone in the 20135 zip code, or just beyond the official boundary, with something interesting to tell.

Please tell us about the history of your house.

Send your story via email to: Minette Movarek (Vice President,
Friends of Bluemont) or to

Or send it by postal mail:

Minette Movarek
19079 Blueridge Mountain Road
Bluemont, Virginia 20135

Or, instead of writing it all down, would you like to sit for an interview?  Call 540-554-2529 to learn more about these options.

Friends of Bluemont’s house history project has the potential to collect a great deal of information about the life and times of Western Loudoun that might otherwise be lost—and to make it widely available.  Minette Movarek is coordinating the project.

We are already beginning to post this fascinating material on the website we sponsor devoted to all things Bluemont:

The Friends of Bluemont’s Annual Meeting in November (date to be determined) will feature neighbors telling neighbors the stories of their houses.  Hope you can join us.

-- Susan Freis Falknor