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Prince William County after the War

Venue: Brentsville ... Date: 05/29/2015 Location: Bristow

With the last Confederate armies surrendering in June 1865, the American Civil War was finally over and rebuilding could begin. Like other lo... More Info

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Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty demonstrates Colonial hearth cooking.

Cooking in the Enslaved Community: A Michael W. ...

Venue: Thomas Jefferson's ... Date: 05/29/2015 and 05/30/2015 Location: Forest
Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty demonstrates Colonial hearth cooking.

Cooking in the Enslaved Community: A Michael W. Twitty Foodways Event at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest May 29 & ... More Info

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VHS Stories at The Museum

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 06/06/2015 and additional dates Location: Richmond

The Virginia Historical Society offers educator-led readings of children's books. Every program includes a group reading of a history-themed pictur... More Info

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Remembrance Day

Venue: Buckroe Beach Date: 06/15/2015 Location: Hampton

Organized by The Sankofa Projects, this ceremony is dedicated to the millions of Africans who perished during the horrific Middle passage of the Tr... More Info

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Virginia Beach History Museums Celebrates ...

Venue: Francis Land House Date: 06/19/2015 Location: Virginia Beach

The Virginia Beach History Museums invites the public to join in a Juneteenth Celebration on the grounds of the Francis Land House. There will be a... More Info

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Music at the African-American Festival

Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival

Venue: Ralph Sampson Park Date: 06/20/2015 Location: Harrisonburg
Music at the African-American Festival

Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, fellowship, activities, crafts, art, music, food, exhibitors and more! The Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-Ame... More Info

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Juneteenth Event - June 20 @ Booker T. Washington National Monument

Juneteenth Event

Venue: Booker T. ... Date: 06/20/2015 Location: Hardy
Juneteenth Event - June 20 @ Booker T. Washington National Monument

On June 20th, Booker T. Washington National Monument will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1865 emancipation of Booker T. Washington and th... More Info

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African American Rail Heritage Day

Venue: Virginia Museum of ... Date: 06/20/2015 Location: Roanoke

A celebration of African Americans’ important contributions to the railroad. The event will be family-oriented during the day with music and ... More Info

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Hampton Jazz Festival

Venue: Hampton Coliseum Date: 06/26/2015 and additional dates Location: Hampton

Celebrating 48 years of music, the Hampton Jazz Festival attracts the nation's top blues, soul, pop, and jazz performers and fans from across the n... More Info

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Hampton's Afrikan American Festival

Venue: Mill Point Park Date: 06/26/2015 and additional dates Location: Hampton

An outdoor, non-alcoholic, family-oriented event that features nonstop entertainment and a marketplace with vendors displaying & selling art, c... More Info

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Juneteenth: Abolition in Prince William County

Venue: Brentsville ... Date: 06/26/2015 Location: Bristow

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the creation of Juneteenth, join staff historians in an examination of the abolition movement in Princ... More Info

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Aberdeen Gardens Heritage Day

Venue: Aberdeen Gardens Date: 06/27/2015 Location: Hampton

Aberdeen Gardens Historic & Civic Association celebrates its unique heritage with tours, entertainment, food, and festivity.... More Info

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Trumpet player at Jazz Festival

Halifax Jazz and Blues Festival

Venue: Historic Halifax ... Date: 07/10/2015 - 07/11/2015 and 07/12/2015 Location: Petersburg
Trumpet player at Jazz Festival

Don’t miss the 9th Annual Halifax Jazz and Blues Festival, a great community event showcasing amazing local talents. The festival takes place... More Info

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Igbo World Festival of Arts and Culture

Venue: Frontier Culture ... Date: 07/24/2015 - 07/25/2015 Location: Staunton

Join us when the Ndigbo from all over the world gather at the Frontier Culture Museums West African Exhibit for three days of artists, writers, mus... More Info

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Rhoda Fewell and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

Venue: Brentsville ... Date: 07/31/2015 Location: Bristow

After coming home from the Civil War, Rhoda Fewell had trouble readjusting to civilian life. Prone to violent outbursts, Fewell ultimately sh... More Info

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25th Annual Manassas African-American Heritage ...

Venue: Grace E. Metz ... Date: 08/01/2015 Location: Manassas

On Saturday, August 1, 2015, we will celebrate the "25th Annual African American Heritage Festival" at Metz Middle School in Manassas, Virginia fro... More Info

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Annual Edible Food Fest

Venue: Taylor Park Date: 08/08/2015 Location: Orange

In conjunction with Edible Blue Ridge Magazine, the Orange Downtown Alliance presents the "Edible Food Fest" in Orange. This festival celebrates br... More Info

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Annual African Landing Commemoration Day

Venue: Fort Monroe Date: 08/20/2015 and additional dates Location: Hampton

It was the latter part of August 1619 when the first ship bringing enslaved Africans came ashore at Point Comfort in Hampton. These first Africans ... More Info

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