Anne and Rosewell Page III, owners of Oakland.

Attendees enjoy the buffet dinner, in Oakland's Dining Room.

The Hanover County Historical Society's eighth annual Patrick Henry Leadership Award Gala took place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at beautiful Oakland in Montpelier.

Society president Faye Wade presented this year's award to the Florence L. Page Memorial Library of Local History & Genealogy. Accepting the award were Courtney Page Ferrell and Library Director Judy Lowry.

This event was held inside Oakland, which was graciously opened to attendees by Anne and Rosewell Page III.

57 people attended the event. A buffet dinner with drinks was provided by the caterer The Dirty Apron, and the award was provided by Cowardin Jewelers.

Courtney Page Ferrell, Judy Lowry and Society President Faye Wade.

Left: Courtney Page Ferrell waxes historic while accepting the award.
Right: Oakland's 1812 Smokehouse, with rebuilt kitchen behind.