Monday, August 26, 2013
September Events at PWCo Historic Sites
September Programs with Prince William County Historic Preservation
Admiral Black the last owner of Rippon Lodge was a WWII veteran and survivor of Pearl Harbor. Learn about daily life of soldiers in the European and Pacific Theatres. World War II living historians will portray Axis and Allied soldiers. They will discuss their equipment, armaments and historic military vehicles. Learn about the home front and the many ways that citizens supported the war effort. View collections of original WWII artifacts.
** Special Event: Book Signing and Author Talks. Authors include John Gordon, Christopher Hamner, Stephen Rusiecki, Tom Hone, Robert Dorr, Kathleen Kinsolving
** Special Event: Meet Molly from the American Girl Doll Series. Tour the house will Molly and her friends and learn about life on the home front from the kids point of view
Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA. 703-499-9812
Herbs Through Thyme: Historic Foodways of the 19th Century
Come experience a new way of learning and enjoying history! The food of the past was very different depending on where you lived and your social class. You will be able to enjoy recipes of food that was popular in the 19th century among plantation owners in the “big house” and also the slaves and servants in the slave quarters. Program includes food, drink, historic commentary and tour.
Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas, VA 20109; 703-367-7872.
Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park Guided Tours
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 (703) 366-3049.. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. No pets please. Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, The parking lot is located off of Iron Brigade Unit Ave., Bristow, VA.
Bluegrass at Brentsville
; $10 per person, $5 PWC employees with ID, children free under six
Enjoy the lively sounds of bluegrass bands on the grounds of Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. Music will be held from with additional activities on the grounds. Buildings will be open for tours and food available for purchase.
Nature Trail Walk
; $5 per person, free for children under six
Take a guided tour along the nature trails at Brentsville and learn about the plants and animals that call this part of Virginia home.
On Sundays in Victorian America, it would not be hard to find the citizens of cities and towns. They were worshiping and fellowshipping at the community church. Join us atBrentsville Courthouse Historic Center’s Union Church for a unique program that focuses on 19th Century worship practices and church centered activities. The program is conducted by Historic Faith Ministries, a volunteer community group.
PWC Farm Tour
; ; Free
Join site staff as we learn about farm life here in Brentsville and PWC during the mid-1800s. Tour the 1850s cabin and feed chickens and other animals. Help make apple butter and try a sample! Historic games will also be played throughout the day.
Ben Lomond Heritage and Farming Festival
Join us at Ben Lomond as we celebrate the local area’s farming heritage. Living history demonstrations will highlight Ben Lomond’s vast history. Demonstrations include a Civil War encampment, 19th century laundry, dairy production, historic gardening, music and taste various foods from Ben Lomond’s history. Program part of the Prince William Farm Tour.
Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas, VA. 703-367-7872.
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