Thursday, April 7, 2011

PWCo. Calendar: Upcoming Events at Historic Sites

April 10           
Slavery on Sunday Tours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; $7 per person, free for children under six
            Staff will provide unique hands-on tours about slavery on Sundays.  Learn about the various activities that the enslaved community at Ben Lomond would have taken place here on Sundays.  See the farm and house through the eyes of those who were enslaved and kept the plantation running.  Tours begin on the hour.  Last tour at 3 pm. 
Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, VA 20109; (703) 367-7872


April 16           
Easter in Historic Brentsville
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; $5 per child, free for children under two
     Children will participate in an Easter egg hunt and play games and make crafts that children might have done in the 19th century. 
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow, VA 20136, (703) 365-7895


April 16           
Nature Trail Walk
1:00 p.m.; $5 per person, free for children under six
     Take a guided tour along the nature trails at Brentsville and learn about plants and animals that live in this part of Virginia. 
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow, VA 20136, (703) 365-7895


April 23
Spring Egg Hunt at Rippon Lodge
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; $7 per child, free for children under two
     Spring has sprung and colorful eggs have been hidden all over the grounds of Rippon Lodge.  Children are needed to help us hunt them up.  In addition to egg hunts, children can enjoy crafts, games and other activities.  Bring a basket for egg collecting.  Last egg hunt begins at 3 pm.  Outdoor activity.  Please dress for the weather.  Advanced registration recommended.
Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge VA 22192, (703)499-9812


April 28
Keeping Time 
7:00 p.m.; Free
     April is the month we usually prepare to turn our clocks forward for daylight savings time.  Time is kept on a standard today that simply did not exist in 1861.  Join historian and author Art Candenquist for a unique and informative lecture on how time was kept during the American Civil War.
Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110, (703) 792-5618

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