Friday, September 23, 2011

Upcoming Events at Historic Sites in PWCo.

September 24 - 9th Annual Rippon Lodge Harvest Festival
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; $5 per person, free for children under six  * FREE for the first 400 people *
Rippon Lodge has a long and diverse past from its Colonial America beginnings until today.  Lectures and demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day from local history, gardening, and nature groups.  Enjoy music, food, crafts, kids games and activities.  House and cemetery tours will be offered all day.     
Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge VA 22192, 703-499-9812

October 1-2 - Brentsville World War II Weekend
11am – 4pm, Free
Join World War II living historians to learn about daily life for soldiers in the Europe and Pacific Theatres. Axis and Allied soldiers will be portrayed with equipment, armaments and historic military vehicles. Learn about the home front and the many ways that citizens supported the war effort. View a diverse exhibit of original WWII artifacts displayed in the ca.1928 One-Room Schoolhouse.
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Road, Bristow, VA 20136, 703-365-7895

October 1-2 - Historic Hams and Delectable Dairy
11am -4pm; $10 per person, children under 6 free
Ben Lomond plantation attempted to be a self-sustaining farm.  As much as possible the food needed for the plantation was grown on location.  During the fall all of the food was prepared for storage.  Join site staff with hands-on activities about 19th century food preparation including butter and cheese making, salting and smoking of meat. 
Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr, Manassas, VA 20109, 703-367-7872

October 8, 9, 22, 23 - Bristoe Station Battlefield Guided Tours
11am-3pm, tours leave on the hour, donations accepted
Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the battlefield. Learn about Camp Jones and the two battles that took place here in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking  lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. Last tour at 3 pm. 
Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Corner of Iron Brigade Unit Ave and 10th Alabama Way, Bristow, VA 22111, 703-366-3049 

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