Friday, May 25, 2012

June Events with PW Historic Preservation Foundation

June 6
Family Night
6 pm –8 pm, $1 when coming from the Sudley Manor Rd Chick-Fil-A, $2 for everyone else
In the 1850s, Ben Lomond was a sheep farm, with over 500 sheep living here! In honor of our wooly past, join us to make your very own Clay Dough Sheep and spin wool! Learn about the people and their work to raise the sheep, plus what happened to all that wool!
Ben Lomond Historic Site. 703-367-7872

June 9
Family History Day- Nature Exploration
11 am–4 pm, $7 per person
Be a nature explorer.  Spend the afternoon in the great outdoors.  Learn about the wildlife and plants that call Virginia home.  Make leaf rubbings, listen to stories, help plant a meadow, tour the vegetable garden, go on a bird watch and much more.  Activities and crafts will take place throughout the day.  
Rippon Lodge Historic Site. 703-499-9812

June 9
Bird Walk and Bagels
8am; $10 per person, reservations required.
Our location along the edge of Neabsco Creek and the Potomac River makes Rippon Lodge an attractive place for birds.  Join local birding experts on a guided walk of the grounds.  Discover our diverse population of song and raptor birds.  After the walk, join us for bagels in the River Room.  Bring binoculars and guide books.   Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.  No pets please.  Tours of the house are included. 
Rippon Lodge Historic Site. 703-499-9812

June 9, 10, 23, 24
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 Park703-366-3049

June 14
Lecture - United States Marine Involvement in the War of 1812
7pm, free, donations accepted
Gunnery Sgt. Thomas E. Williams of the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Company will give an overview of Marine involvement during the War of 1812.  Gunny Williams will also address the exhibits and programs that will take place at the U.S. Marine Corps museum here inPrince William County as the 200th anniversary of the war is commemorated.
Old Manassas Courthouse. 703-792-4754

June 15
Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour and Dinner
5pm – 8pm; $30 per person; reservations required
Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces’ successful blockade of WashingtonD.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the blockade, gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes dinner.  No pets please. Not appropriate for children under six. Please call 703-792-4754 for more information and reservations.

June 16           
Juneteenth at the Lucasville School
11am– 2pm; $5 per person
Celebrate Juneteenth at Lucasville SchoolPrince William County’s only extant one-room school built for African-American children.  Experience what a school day might have been like in the tiny building and participate in games and crafts that the children might have played.
Lucasville School703-365-7895

June 16
Nature Trail Walk
1pm; $5 per person.
Take a guided tour along the nature trails at Brentsville and learn about plants and animals that live in this part ofVirginia
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. 703-365-7895

June 16-17
Father's Day Tour at all Prince William County HPD Sites
11am-4pm; $5 per person. FATHERS FREE
In honor of Father's Day, all fathers that visit an HPD site on Father's Day weekend will be given a complimentary tour of the site.  If you dad enjoys military history, a history of tools, or anything else "manly", treat Dad to a visit of a HPD site. 
Ben Lomond Historic Site, Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, Rippon Lodge Historic Site

June 21
Fireside Stories at Ben Lomond: Seven Days!
6 pm–7pm; free, donations accepted
In the early summer of 1862, it looked like the Confederacy was on its last leg.  However, newly appointed General of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, changed that in seven bloody days in late June and early July.  Join local historians to learn how this campaign changed Prince William County, the state of Virginia, and this country forever. Refreshments available for purchase, weather permitting
Ben Lomond Historic Site. 703-367-7872

June 23
The Deadliest Enemy
11 am - 4 pm; $5 per person
During the quiet winter of 1861-62, men were still dying long after the Battle of First Manassas. Disease killed more Civil War soldiers than combat and both armies were especially hard hit during the first years of the war. Please join staff for a guided tour about the Civil War soldiers' deadliest enemy. Tours begin on the hour with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m.
Ben Lomond Historic Site. 703-367-7872

June 28
Lecture - September Suspense: The Union
7pm, free, donations accepted
Civil War historian and author Dennis Frye will take us through the Campaign of 1862 from Harpers Ferry through the battle of Sharpsburg / Antietam.  Dennis will introduce his newest published work on this subject and will hopefully have copies available at the lecture.   
Old Manassas Courthouse. 703-792-4754

June 30           
Storytime at Brentsville
1pm; $2 per child
Join Brentsville staff for children’s stories about local history, people, and events.
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. 703-365-7895

Looking for a special place to hold a wedding, anniversary party, meeting or other event?  Check out our historic property rentals on our website at  Rippon Lodge, Union Church at Brentsville Courthouse and the Old Manassas Courthouse are all available for rent. 

Prince William County Division of Historic Preservation

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