Weston: The Motion Picture

A big part of Weston's mission is bringing history alive for schoolchildren.

It was supposed to be just three to five minutes long.

At least that’s what I proposed to the Warrenton Antiquarian Society back in the spring of 2022, after the nonprofit’s then-president, Mary Ashton, got in touch with us. She described the project she had in mind, a look at the historic Casanova farmstead in Fauquier County known simply as Weston, and was happy to let us know that the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation had awarded the Antiquarians a grant to help fund it. Moreover, someone at NPCF (for whom we’d just finished a short animated promotional video) had even recommended us, Mary said.

So there was no way we were not going to do this video.

And, as it turned out, there was no way it was going to be only three to five minutes long.

The video, Weston: A Place Apart, took more than a year, and a dozen interviews, to complete — and, in the end, it’s 23 minutes long. We are so happy to have done it.

As Mary Ashton wrote in the Warrenton Antiquarian Society’s summer 2023 newsletter, the video “captures the heart and soul of Weston while also confirming, in a big way, how working collaboratively and with strong purpose can achieve remarkable and, in fact, unimaginable, results.”

Thank you, Mary. Thank you, Antiquarians.

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