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The Barter Players Encore Company Presents Hamlet

Venue: Barter Theatre Date: 03/04/2015 - 05/06/2015 Location: Abingdon

The Barter Player Encore Company brings you William Shakespeare’s Hamlet as you’ve never experienced it before. The Barter Player Encor... More Info

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First Thursday Lunch Box Lectures

Venue: History Museum of ... Date: 05/07/2015 and 06/04/2015 Location: Roanoke

The History Museum of Western Virginia presents our Lunchbox Lecture Series. These lectures are set up in a way that allows for a more conver... More Info

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Once Upon a Time: A Village on Fayette Film ...

Venue: New College ... Date: 05/07/2015 Location: Martinsville

Relive the history on the Baldwin Block with Piedmont Arts Yo Pros and New College Foundation's presentation of the short film, "Once Upon a Time: ... More Info

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AAME Speaker Series

Venue: Bristol Public ... Date: 05/07/2015 Location: Bristol

The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire, in cooperation with the Bristol Public Library, is pleased to announce the completion of the 2014-15 AAME Speake... More Info

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Raid at Martin's Station.

Raid at Martin's Station

Venue: Wilderness Road ... Date: 05/08/2015 - 05/10/2015 Location: Ewing
Raid at Martin's Station.

Don't miss the 15th anniversary of this epic event. Slip into the shadows of Virginia's 1776 wilderness for a special commemoration of the Raid at ... More Info

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cemetery tours

Manassas Cemetery Tours

Venue: Manassas Cemetery Date: 05/08/2015 and 10/30/2015 Location: Manassas
cemetery tours

Who is buried in the Manassas Cemetery? Is it only Confederate Veterans? Come and learn who has gone before us and what they have meant to our comm... More Info

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Expressions Opening at Piedmont Arts

Venue: Piedmont Arts Date: 05/08/2015 Location: Martinsville

Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts invite Piedmont Arts members, prospective members, exhibiting artists and guests to an Opening Reception + A... More Info

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National Public Gardens Day at Lewis Ginter

Venue: Lewis Ginter ... Date: 05/08/2015 Location: Richmond

On this day designed to promote awareness of public gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will have its historic Bloemendaal House open to the pub... More Info

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Naturalization at Patrick Henry's Red Hill

Venue: Patrick Henry's Red ... Date: 05/08/2015 Location: Brookneal

The Patrick Henry National Memorial will host its annual Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11 a.m. on the beautiful grounds of Red ... More Info

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Jamestown Day

Venue: Historic Jamestowne ... Date: 05/09/2015 Location: Williamsburg

Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement will mark the 408th anniversary of the founding of America's fi... More Info

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'Of Ale and History' Beer Fest

Venue: Belle Grove ... Date: 05/09/2015 Location: Middletown

Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. is the 20th anniversary of Belle Grove's "Of Ale and History" Beer Festival and we are gearing up for ... More Info

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Manassas Architectural Tours

Architectural Walking Tours of Historic Downtown ...

Venue: Manassas Museum Date: 05/09/2015 and additional dates Location: Manassas
Manassas Architectural Tours

An up-close look at the unusual architectural features of businesses in Old Town and the events and people that helped shape the present city.... More Info

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Civil War Weekend at Brentsville

Venue: Brentsville ... Date: 05/09/2015 - 05/10/2015 Location: Bristow

Even after Appomattox, Civil War soldiers continued to march through Brentsville. Join us as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of William ... More Info

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Open House at Kittiewan Plantation

Venue: Kittiewan Plantation Date: 05/09/2015 Location: Charles City

Kittiewan Plantation, located east of Charles City, Virginia, is an eighteenth – nineteenth century “middling” plantation house b... More Info

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Barton Heights Walking Tour

Venue: Richmond Public ... Date: 05/09/2015 Location: Richmond

A tie-in to the Valentine's Community Conversations series, this walking tour will explore the history of this Richmond neighborhood that had its o... More Info

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Mother's Day at Mount Vernon

Venue: George Washington's ... Date: 05/09/2015 - 05/10/2015 Location: Mount Vernon

Join the Mother of Our Country, "Martha Washington," and her granddaughter “Nelly” as they celebrate this special weekend with visitors... More Info

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Attics and Alleys Tour

Venue: Gadsby's Tavern ... Date: 05/09/2015 and additional dates Location: Alexandria

In honor of National Preservation Month, find out what mysteries lie behind the doors of Alexandria's historic sites! Attics and Alleys i... More Info

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Visit the Victorians at Maymont

Venue: Maymont Mansion Date: 05/09/2015 Location: Richmond

Feel like an honored guest as you visit the Dooleys’ home on this special afternoon. Guests are graciously welcomed to Maymont by Victorian l... More Info

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