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Summer History Camp

Venue: Frontier Culture ... Date: 07/21/2014 - 07/25/2014 Location: Staunton

Many exciting adventures are waiting for your children at this year's 5-8  and 9-12 year olds Summer Camps! Children will participate in ... More Info

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The Basic Civil War Camp at Brentsville

Venue: Brentsville ... Date: 07/21/2014 - 07/25/2014 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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Bluegrass Jam - Elkton Virginia

Venue: Elkton Community ... Date: 07/22/2014 and 07/29/2014 Location: McGaheysville

Bluegrass Music Jam - Free and open to the public. Listeners and all level musicians welcome. This jam features some of the best players of ... More Info

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Beth Macy - Factory Man

Venue: Bassett Historical ... Date: 07/22/2014 Location: Bassett

Beth Macy will be at the Center talking about her new book, "Factory Man", from 10am-12pm on 22 July 2014.

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Suffrage in America Seminar

Venue: James Madison's ... Date: 07/23/2014 - 07/25/2014 Location: Montpelier Station

Explore the history of the right to vote in the United States, from the absence of an affirmative right to vote in the Constitution to current ... More Info

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Legacies of Appomattox: Lee’s Surrender in ...

Venue: Staunton Public ... Date: 07/24/2014 Location: Staunton

Civil War Series - Legacies of Appomattox: Lee’s Surrender in History and Memory. Presented by Elizabeth Varon, Professor of American ... More Info

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Igbo World Festival of Arts and Culture

Venue: Frontier Culture ... Date: 07/24/2014 - 07/26/2014 Location: Staunton
Child with Basket on head

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, ... More Info

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Lawn Chairs and Liberty Performance Series

Venue: Historic Polegreen ... Date: 07/24/2014 and 08/21/2014 Location: Mechanicsville

Music lovers bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Polegreen and enjoy the sound of three terrific bands this summer.  The site will open at ... More Info

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Film and Discussion: Question Bridge: Black Males

Venue: Leslie Cheek Theatre Date: 07/25/2014 Location: Richmond

Film and Discussion: Question Bridge: Black Males

July 25, 6:30PM-9PM
Cheek Theater
$8 ... More Info

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Frank Walker Art show Reception

Venue: Jefferson School ... Date: 07/25/2014 Location: Charlottesville

Frank Walker’s commissioned portraits included in Black Stories begin with research. Before drawing, he interviews his subjects to identify ... More Info

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Steamships, Slaves, Railroads, and Armies: Aquia ...

Venue: Aquia Landing Beach ... Date: 07/25/2014 Location: Stafford

After a year’s hiatus, the National Park Service is pleased to announce the 2014 schedule for its popular Friday evening “History at ... More Info

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Annual Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Inter-Tribal ...

Venue: Cattashowrock Town ... Date: 07/26/2014 Location: Courtland

The 15th Annual Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Inter-Tribal "Green Corn Dance" Powwow & Gathering includes the "Stoney Creek and "Southern ... More Info

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Hopkins Park Summer Music Series

Venue: Hopkins Park Date: 07/26/2014 and additional dates Location: Massanutten

Hopkins Park Summer Music Series Featuring a variety of music from jazz to bluegrass, classical to swing - FREE to the Public, Family orientated ... More Info

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Back Step Band with Nick McMillian

Venue: Carter Family Fold Date: 07/26/2014 Location: Hiltons

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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History Comes Alive at Big Walker: Blacksmithing ...

Venue: Big Walker Lookout ... Date: 07/26/2014 and additional dates Location: Wytheville

Virginia's oldest privately owned attraction: Big Walker Lookout & Country Store offers the art and craftsmanship of 25 artisans and crafters ... More Info

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Newtown History Center

Guided Civil War Walking Tour of Stephens City

Venue: Newtown History ... Date: 07/26/2014 and additional dates Location: Stephens City
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Discover the people who lived in Stephens City and the stirring events that shaped their lives as the Civil War raged in and around the town ... More Info

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National Day of the Cowboy

Venue: Town of Victoria Date: 07/26/2014 Location: Victoria
Cowboy actors preparing for a scene!

The Tom Mix Rangers will be on hand, dressed in authentic western clothing, to demonstrate roping, bull-whipping, branding, horseback riding and ... More Info

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Fort Valley Annual Ice Cream Social

Venue: Fort Valley Museum ... Date: 07/27/2014 Location: Fort Valley

On Sunday, July 27, the Fort Valley Museum will hold its Eleventh Annual Ice Cream Social on the Old Brick Church and adjacent Trinity Church ... More Info

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