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Detailed Schedule for Roaring Twenties Concert and Garden Party at Chatham Manor

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Press release form NPS: Fredericksburg, VA — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is excited to announce further details for its upcoming “Roaring Twenties” garden party and jazz concert from 1:00-8:00 p.m. on August 6, 2016.  Between 1:00-4:30 p.m., 1920s era living historians in period clothes and classic cars will be demonstrating the era’s fashions and lifestyles, and the park …

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LaFayette in the Wilderness – A Lecture by Dr. John Maass

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LaFayette in the Wilderness A Lecture by Dr. John Maass Special talk, tour and book signing Saturday, August 13,  11:00 A.M. at Ellwood Manor Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is pleased to host Historian John R. Maass, author of the book The Road to Yorktown – Jefferson, Lafayette and the British Invasion of Virginia, on Saturday, August 13 at the historic …

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Roaring Twenties Concert and Garden Party at Chatham Manor

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Press Release from NPS Roaring Twenties Concert and Garden Party at Chatham Manor An NPS Centennial Event   As part of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebrations, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is excited to host a “Roaring Twenties” garden party and jazz concert on August 6, 2016. The afternoon will feature 1920s era cars and living historians dressed in …

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Ice House Site Preservation at Ellwood

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Eagle Scout candidate Matt Irwin of Troop 325 and a small group of dedicated assistants recently aided the National Park Service and FoWB in preserving the 19th century ice house site on the grounds of historic Ellwood Manor. Following detailed instructions from NPS, Matt’s Eagle Scout project included removing 20th century debris and trash that had been tossed into the pit …

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Fit-History Hikes

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Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park combines health and history in the National Park Service’s Centennial year with a new series of “Fit-History” hikes this spring.  These ranger-led hikes are designed to flip a traditional park program on its head. Instead of 80% talking and 20% walking, these programs will be 80% walking with some talking mixed in.  This season’s …

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