Thursday, October 27, 2011

Upcoming Events at PWCo Historic Sites

Please mark your calendars for these special events: 

November 12
Open-Hearth Cooking Class at Brentsville10am – 1pm, $40 per person; space limited, reservations required.
Gear up for the Thanksgiving season by learning the skills of open-hearth cooking. Join an experienced open-hearth cooking historian and learn the basic skills needed to prepare food over an open fire. You will learn how to build a fire and will prepare and cook three different dishes. End the program by enjoying a taste of the food you cooked. Class will take place in the ca. 1850 Haislip Farmhouse. 
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre

December 10
Rippon Lodge Holiday Open House and Welcome Home Celebration11am – 4pm $5
Rippon Lodge will be decked out for the holiday season.  Join in on the welcome home celebration of the portraits of Thomas and Christian Blackburn.  Living history, music and 18th century country dancing will take place.  Refreshments and holiday crafts for kids will be available.
Rippon Lodge Historic Site

December 11
Slave Holidays11am - 4pm; $7
Staff will provide unique hands-on tours about enslaved life during the holiday week from Christmas to New Years.  Learn about how the enslaved community celebrated the holidays and how they resisted against the institution that kept them enslaved.  Tours begin on the hour with the last tour at 3 pm. 
Ben Lomond Historic Site

December 17     
Civil War Christmas at Brentsville3pm – 9pm; $5  
Join us for a celebration of the holiday season in the old Union Church featuring music by Brentsville High School students, refreshments, children’s crafts, and a visit from the real Victorian Santa all by a roaring bonfire.
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre

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