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Belle Grove Plantation

Christmas Tours at Belle Grove Plantation

Venue: Belle Grove ... Date: 12/12/2014 - 12/30/2014 Location: Middletown
Belle Grove Plantation

Celebrate "Christmas in the Valley" at Belle Grove! The Manor House will be beautifully decorated by area garden clubs and a splendid Christmas tre... More Info

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Christmas at Oatlands

Christmas at Oatlands

Venue: Oatlands Plantation Date: 11/18/2014 - 12/30/2014 Location: Leesburg
Christmas at Oatlands

Visitors to Oatlands will be able to view holiday decorations that will be displayed throughout the mansion and surrounding gardens. During the hol... More Info

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At the Museum Programs

Venue: Virginia Museum of ... Date: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 Location: Martinsville

Enhance your museum visit by adding one of the museum's award-winning educational programs. Programs presented at the museum range from 20 to... More Info

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Museum Outreach Education Programs

Venue: Virginia Museum of ... Date: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 Location: Martinsville

Outreach programs bring museum education programs to your location. Programs are designed to be presented in a school environment, at a community c... More Info

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Olde Towne Jingle Bell Carriage Rides of ...

Venue: Fredericksburg, VA Date: 11/08/2014 - 12/31/2014 Location: Fredericksburg

Get in the spirit of the holidays and join us for some outstanding family fun. From mid November to the end of December come listen to the jingle b... More Info

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Christmas at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens

Venue: Oatlands Historic ... Date: 11/16/2014 - 12/30/2014 Location: Leesburg

Celebrate Christmas at Oatlands Nov. 16-Dec. 30! See each room of the 1804 Oatlands mansion decked out in fabulous 1940s style... More Info

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Afternoon Teas at Oatlands

Venue: Oatlands Date: 12/26/2014 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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Holiday Open House at Michie Tavern's General ...

Venue: Michie Tavern ... Date: 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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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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The Crooked Road Open Jam

Venue: Heartwood: ... Date: 01/15/2015 and 01/29/2015 Location: Abingdon

The Crooked Road Open Jam at Heartwood is an informal musical gathering on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of each month. You don't have to play an ... More Info

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