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Shad Planking

Shad Planking

Venue: Wakefield ... Date: 04/16/2014 Location: Wakefield
Shad Planking

"The Spring Rite of Virginia Politics!" The Shad Planking traces its origin to the early 1930s when a group of friends gathered together at ... More Info

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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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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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Returning a Korean National Treasure Lecture

Venue: Hermitage Museum ... Date: 04/17/2014 Location: Norfolk

Please join us for our fourth Learn at the Herm lecture, "Returning a Korean National Treasure" by Colin Brady, Chief Curator at the Hermitage ... More Info

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Hi-Horse Cloggers

Venue: Skyland Resort - ... Date: 04/17/2014 and additional dates Location: Luray

Skyland Resort is pleased to have the Hi-Horse Cloggers of Stanardsville, Virginia return for the 2014 season. The dancers perform traditional ... More Info

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Book Signing and Lecture by John Blackburn

Venue: National Sporting ... Date: 04/17/2014 Location: Middleburg

April 17, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Reception, Lecture and Book Signing

7:00 p.m. Lecture by John Blackburn

Healthy ... More Info

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The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger

Venue: Staunton Public ... Date: 04/17/2014 Location: Staunton

James E. Hanger was wounded at Philippi, Virginia on June 3, 1861 and became the first amputee of the American Civil War. He hated the peg leg his ... More Info

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Author James W. Morrison at Franklin County ...

Venue: Franklin County ... Date: 04/17/2014 Location: Hardy

The Franklin County Library will host local author and historian James W. Morrison for a reading and presentation of his new novel "Class of ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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