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James River Plantation Progressive Christmas ...

Venue: Piney Grove at ... Date: 12/20/2014 Location: Williamsburg

Christmas past comes to life during this special afternoon in Williamsburg's James River Plantation Country. Explore history and holiday ... More Info

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Holiday Open House at Michie Tavern's General ...

Venue: Michie Tavern ... Date: 12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014 and 12/27/2014 - 12/28/2014 Location: Charlottesville

The General Store at Historic Michie Tavern invites you to attend our Holiday Open Houses and Shop Small to support our local business. Thi... More Info

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A holiday tour of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest by candlelight.

Candlelight Tours at Poplar Forest

Venue: Thomas Jefferson's ... Date: 12/20/2014 Location: Forest
A holiday tour of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest by candlelight.

Ring in the holidays at Poplar Forest! Visitors on these rare candlelit tours will experience the octagon house decorated for the holidays as it mi... More Info

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Lantern Tours

Venue: Frontier Culture ... Date: 12/18/2014 - 12/23/2014 Location: Staunton

Join us for a tour around the Museum by lantern light beginning December 18th and running through December 23rd from 6-8 PM. Visitors will enjoy vi... More Info

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Afternoon Teas at Oatlands

Venue: Oatlands Date: 12/20/2014 and additional dates Location: Leesburg

Afternoon Tea at Oatlands is a valued tradition. We hope you will come enjoy an afternoon having tea, shopping and touring our historic property.... More Info

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19th Century Christmas by Candlelight

Venue: Sully Historic Site Date: 12/20/2014 Location: Chantilly

Holiday customs have evolved from elegant balls in the time of Jane Austen to family traditions of the Victorian ear. See Regency period dances and... More Info

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Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Venue: George Washington's ... Date: 12/20/2014 Location: Mount Vernon

Ring in the holiday season with sparkling fireworks overlooking the Potomac River at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on Saturday, December 2... More Info

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A Blue & Gray Christmas

Venue: Gordonsville, ... Date: 12/20/2014 Location: Gordonsville

Come join us as we celebrate Christmas as they would have during the 1860's. Event includes a Civil War era church service at Gordonsville Presbyte... More Info

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Historic Long Branch Plantation

Christmas Open House at Long Branch Plantation

Venue: Long Branch ... Date: 12/20/2014 and 12/21/2014 Location: Millwood
Historic Long Branch Plantation

This holiday season celebrate “Christmas on the WWII Home Front” at Long Branch Plantation. Including:WWII Artifacts and ... More Info

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Southeastern Gun and Knife Show

Southeastern Gun and Knife Show

Venue: Body Renew Fitness ... Date: 12/27/2014 and 12/28/2014 Location: Winchester
Southeastern Gun and Knife Show

Displays range from rare and collectible Civil War weaponry to the most recent hunting and shooting products. General merchandise also found at the... More Info

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Grayson Highland Band

Venue: Carter Family Fold Date: 12/27/2014 Location: Coeburn

World famous Carter Family Fold--a must on the Crooked Road Music Trail. The Fold presents programs to promote and preserve old time and bluegrass ... More Info

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Woodrow Wilson Birthday Celebration

Venue: Woodrow Wilson ... Date: 12/28/2014 Location: Staunton

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum will honor our 28th President, Woodrow Wilson, on his birthday, Sunday, December 28th from... More Info

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Community Conversations: Highland Park

Venue: The Valentine Date: 01/06/2015 Location: Richmond

Join the Valentine as it collaborates with Richmond Magazine, Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) and TMI Consulting to offer the fifth it... More Info

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Civil War Ball Dance Classes

Venue: Gadsby's Tavern ... Date: 01/08/2015 and additional dates Location: Alexandria

In preparation for Gadsby's Civil War Ball on Jan. 24, learn the waltz, polka, Virginia Reel, and more period dances from an expert dance master.&n... More Info

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Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation - 1790

James River Plantation Progressive Candlelight ...

Venue: Piney Grove at ... Date: 01/10/2015 Location: Williamsburg
Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation - 1790

In the Williamsburg-Area James River Plantation Country explore collection of antiques and historic buildings while touring Piney Grove at Southall... More Info

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NMMC Family Day -- Revolutionary War 1775

Venue: National Museum of ... Date: 01/10/2015 Location: Triangle

Learn about what kind of games children played during Colonial times, make your own Colonial Tricorn hat, and learn how to write with a quill ... More Info

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Second Sunday American Music Series

Venue: The Reynolds ... Date: 01/11/2015 and additional dates Location: Critz

The Reynolds Homestead will again host The American Music Series presenting five exciting concerts beginning on December 14, 2014 with a “Hol... More Info

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Winter Warmer Teas at Gadsby's Tavern

Venue: Gadsby's Tavern ... Date: 01/11/2015 and additional dates Location: Alexandria

Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the tavern this winter! Choose from a variety of 18th-century desserts while you sip John Gadsby's specia... More Info

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