June Programs with Prince William County Historic Preservation

 

June 1, 2013

Prince William County at the Battle of Gettysburg Bus Tour

 8am – 5pm, $80 per person, includes box lunch, reservations required                                            

Take a day long tour of the Gettysburg battlefield, following in the footsteps of the soldiers who were from Prince William  County.  The tour will focus on the places, people and events that relate to the regiments that hailed from Prince William County.  Locations visited will include:  Cemetery Hill, Culp’s Hill and Pickett’s Charge.  Find out where native Prince William County soldiers made their sacrifices in America’s most memorable battle.                                                          

Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas, VA. 703-367-7872

 

June 8, 2013

Bird Walk and Bagel

8am; $10 per person, free for children under six

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.  Reservations required.

Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520  Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA. 703-499-9812

 

June 8, 2013

Natural Wonders 

11am – 4pm

$5 per person, free for children under six

Be a nature explorer.  Learn about the reason the Port of Dumfries closed.  Where did trash go in the 18th Century?  Did mosquitoes bite George Washington?  Spend the afternoon in the great outdoors.  Explore 18th century natural world through modern science.  Environmental groups, archeologists, and historians will lead the way with demonstrations, games, stories and crafts.      

Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520  Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA. 703-499-9812

 

June 8, 2013

Historic Preservation Talk and Hard Hat Tour of the Jail (Sponsored by HPF)

1pm – 3pm; $15 per person, reservations required, not for children under 16

This program will introduce the participant to the idea of “historic preservation” and cover such topics as what makes a building worth saving, examples of saved buildings in the county, and why historic preservation is important, especially for the environment.  Visitors will have an opportunity to go inside the jail during the restoration process focusing on the masonry and if possible the archaeological side of preservation as well, ex., Dovetail.

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow,  VA. 703-365-7895

 

June 13, 2013

Lecture: The 155th Pennsylvania Infantry During the Civil War

7pm; Free, donations accepted

Author and historian, Bob Plumb, will give a detailed account of the 155th PA and it’s involvement in the Civil War.  Copies of his book, Your Brother in Arm:; A Union Solider’s Odyssey will be available for purchase and signing.

Old Manassas Courthouse, 9246 Lee Street,  Manassas, VA. 703-792-4754

 

DATE CHANGE!  June 15, 2013

BBQ and Baseball at Brentsville!

10am – 5pm; $10 per person, free for children under six

Summer is here and baseball is in full swing!  Come to Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre and enjoy watching and playing historic baseball, touring the historic buildings, and enjoy BBQ from local vendors. 

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow,  VA. 703-365-7895

 

June 15-16

Father’s Day Tour at all Prince William County HPD Sites

11am – 4pm; $5.00 per person, free for children under six, FATHERS FREE

In honor of Father’s Day, all fathers that visit Prince William County Historic Preservation sites on Father’s Day weekend will experience 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 historic site.  Everyone will enjoy the visit!

Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520  Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA. 703-499-9812

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow,  VA. 703-365-7895

Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas, VA. 703-367-7872

 

June 15, 2013

Juneteenth at the Lucasville School

11am-2pm; $5 per person, children under six free

Celebrate Juneteenth at Lucasville School, Prince William  County’s only existent 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 School 10516 Godwin Dr., Manassas, Va. 703-365-7895

 

June 15, 2013

Road to Destiny:  The Route to Gettysburg

10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Free, donations welcome

Exactly 150 years ago Union soldiers would be marching and camping along Bristoe Station while they chased Lee’s army up into Pennsylvania and destiny.   Join us for a small living history on the park and learn about one of the hardest marches in American history.  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., Bristoe VA 703-366-3049

 

June 20, 2013

Longstreet during the Gettysburg Campaign

7pm; Free, donations accepted

Join Author and Historian Ronald Hawkins for a detailed look at the Army of Northern Virginia’s second highest ranking General James Longstreet. Using maps and historic documents follow General Longstreet through a series of difficult and complex decisions the ultimately effects the outcome of the three day battle at Gettysburg.

Ferlazzo  Auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr,  Woodbridge, VA. 703-792-4754

 

June 22, 2013

The Confederate Road to Gettysburg!

9am – 5pm; $25 person, school aged children encouraged

Join local historians as they visit regional events surrounding the most pivotal battle of the American Civil War.  Tour will start at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre and car-pool to historic sites in the surrounding area for a guided tour.  Light refreshments will be offered; please pack a lunch.

Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow,  VA. 703-365-7895

 

June 22, 2013

Food of the Big House and Quarters:  Historic Foodways of the 19th Century                    

11 a.m. – 2 p.m., $75 per person, space is limited, reservations required                                           

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 a tour                                                                                                                              

Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas, VA20109; 703-367-7872.

 

NEW PROGRAM! 

June 23

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 at Brentsville 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.  Services will be held every 4th Sunday at 11:00 a.m. May through October at the Union Church.  For information, call Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre at 703-365-7895.

 

June 27, 2013

Lecture: The Campaigns of 1863: Road to Gettysburg

7pm; Free, donations accepted

Using maps, author and historian, Brad Gottfried, will give a detailed account of the troop movements during the 1863 Campaigns.  Copies of his Summer 1863 map book will be available for sale and signing.  

Old Manassas Courthouse, 9246 Lee Street,  Manassas, VA. 703-792-4754

 

June 29, 2013

Antiques Appraisal Fair

11am-4pm, $10 per person for two appraisals. 

Find out how much your grandma’s silver is worth or if your yard sale treasure is real.  Appraisers from Two Guys Antiques in Dumfries will be onsite to appraise your items. Appraisers include; silver, furniture, textiles, paintings, jewelry, glassware, stamps, coins, military, and porcelain.  Please call the site to confirm appraisers and reserve your appraisal time.  House tour included with admission, tours on the hour, last tour at 3pm.  Reservations are highly suggested.    

Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520  Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, 703-499-9812

 

For more information on any of our programs or to look ahead to next month please visit our website at

www.pwcgov.org/historicpreservation  or call 703-792-4754 

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