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Victorian Christmas Event Canceled

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Because recent snows and predicted heavy rains this weekend will render the fields normally used for parking at Ellwood unusable, Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, with agreement from the National Park Service, has no choice but to cancel this weekend’s event, Victorian Christmas at Ellwood.  We do this with a heavy heart, knowing a visit with a period Santa at Ellwood has become a …

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Victorian Christmas at Ellwood Manor

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On Saturday, December 15, Friends of Wilderness Battlefield will host our 10thannual event:  “A 19th Century Christmas at Ellwood Manor.”  The doors will open at 9:00 A.M. and children of all ages may visit with Santa and enjoy making period arts and crafts until 12:00 P.M. Parents will want to be sure to bring their cameras! After Santa departs at …

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A Day in the Life of a Soldier – Living History at Ellwood

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Saturday, October 13, 10am – 5pm Ellwood Manor, 36380 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove 22508 On Saturday, October 13, Living Historians John Yurechko, portraying a Union soldier, and Mike Pierce, portraying a Confederate soldier, will compare and contrast the equipment, motivation, and experiences of soldiers on opposing sides during presentations at 11am and 1pm. They, along with several other Living Historians, will be …

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Taming the Wilderness – September 30, 2018

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Taming the Wilderness: An 18th Century Living History Event at Ellwood Enjoy a full day as craftsmen, artisans and living historians demonstrate many aspects of life in the late 1700s through the early 1800s.   Demonstrations will highlight the building trades, homemaking skills and general all around skills needed to settle and survive in the Wilderness. Taming the Wilderness, an 18th Century living …

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FoWB Sponsors Summer Intern

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FoWB is pleased to announce that we are once again sponsoring a summer intern for the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park!  Danielle “Dani” Powers will be spending about half of her time this summer assisting FoWB to enhance our interpreter training materials. Welcome Dani! Dani is from Dinwiddie, Virginia, graduating as the salutatorian of her high school class.  She volunteered …

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