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Wool Days

Wool Days

Venue: Frontier Culture ... Date: 04/16/2014 - 04/19/2014 Location: Staunton
Wool Days

Come see sheep shearing, wool carding and spinning. Interpreters will be shearing Cotswold and Tunis sheep at different farm locations around the ... More Info

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Willis Gap Comm Center Open Jam

Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam

Venue: Willis Gap ... Date: 04/18/2014 and 04/25/2014 Location: Ararat
Willis Gap Comm Center Open Jam

Willis Gap Community Center holds an OPEN JAM  session every Friday night  7:00 pm until 10:00 pm!  

Just minutes ... More Info

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“Before the Crash Came”: Mary Chesnut’s Last ...

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 04/18/2014 Location: Richmond

Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a ... More Info

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Friday Evenings at Wayne's Music Place

Venue: Wayne's Music Place Date: 04/18/2014 and 04/25/2014 Location: Jonesville

Wayne's Music Place in Hubbard Springs near Jonesville is open every Friday evening. No admission is charged, but donations are accepted. Great ... More Info

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A Basic Civil War Camp at Brentsville

Venue: Brentsville ... Date: 04/14/2014 - 04/18/2014 Location: Bristow

Children will participate in activities designed to develop a better understanding of soldier life during the American Civil War. Activities ... More Info

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USCT Union Encampment

Venue: Bristoe Station ... Date: 04/18/2014 - 04/19/2014 Location: Bristow

In 1864 soldiers returned to Bristoe Station. Instead of a battle, these Union troops instead encamped here for most of the winter and early ... More Info

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Sheep Shearing Showcase

Venue: Meadow Farm Museum Date: 04/19/2014 and 04/26/2014 Location: Glen Allen

All ages. It is shearing time, and Meadow Farm is using historic hand shears on their herd of Gulf Coast Native sheep. Come watch the process and ... More Info

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Hatton Ferry Opening Day Picnic

Venue: Hatton Ferry Date: 04/19/2014 Location: Scottsville

The Hatton Ferry will commence its 2014 operating season Saturday April 19. To celebrate the opening, the Hatton Ferry Committee will be ... More Info

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The Backyard Revolution Children's Progam at ...

Venue: Nelson Farmers ... Date: 04/19/2014 and additional dates Location: Nellysford

The Backyard Revolution Children's Program at the Log Cabin at Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative 8AM to 12PM. 434-244-2399.

April 12 Young ... More Info

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Opening Day at Avoca Museum

Venue: Avoca Museum Date: 04/19/2014 Location: Altavista

Don't miss Opening Day 2014!  

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Local history presentation on African-American slave burial ... More Info

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Re-enactors firing a canon during the reenactment.

233rd Anniversary of the 1781 Battle of Petersburg

Venue: Battersea Plantation Date: 04/19/2014 and 04/20/2014 Location: Petersburg
Re-enactors firing a canon during the reenactment.

The Annual Revolutionary War Reenactment of the 1781 Battle of Petersburg to be held at historic Battersea, one of Petersburg’s premiere ... More Info

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A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of ...

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 04/19/2014 Location: Richmond

Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, began his career as a New York City policeman. In the ... More Info

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Surprising Saturdays, Ages 6-10

Venue: Chilrdren's Museum ... Date: 04/19/2014 and 05/17/2014 Location: Portsmouth

Dress for a mess as we explore science, art, and history in this one-hour session. Be prepared for fizz or paint, slime or clay- a new surprise ... More Info

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Civil War Trail and Gilmore Cabin Tour

Venue: James Madison's ... Date: 04/19/2014 and additional dates Location: Montpelier Station

Walk in the footsteps of McGowan's Brigade on Montpelier's Civil War Trail, which begins at a reconstructed portion of a Confederate encampment ... More Info

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Northern Neck Wine Tasting Festival

Venue: Rice's Hotel / ... Date: 04/19/2014 Location: Heathsville

Savor the flavor of the wines of Virginia's "Northern Neck", all in one afternoon, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring the wines of the Chesapeake Wine ... More Info

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Annual International Children's Festival

Venue: Mill Point Park Date: 04/19/2014 Location: Hampton

Travel around the world during the International Children's Festival. Enjoy the rich array of sights, sounds, and tastes of distant lands that ... More Info

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View of low, white colored military barracks on site, with pink flowers in the foreground.

Walking Tour of Nike Park

Venue: Nike Park Date: 04/19/2014 and additional dates Location: Smithfield
View of low, white colored military barracks on site, with pink flowers in the foreground.

Visit one of the Cold War’s few surviving Army Air-Defense Posts. Local historian Albert Burckard hosts a short presentation and a walking ... More Info

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Our American Girl

Venue: George Washington's ... Date: 04/19/2014 and 11/15/2014 Location: Mount Vernon

Young visitors (and dolls!) enjoy a special tour of the estate with Mount Vernon’s own American girl, “Nelly Custis,” plus refreshments with “Lady ... More Info

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