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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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Recent Archaeology at Ellwood

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By Eric Mink, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Miitary Park Learning About Our Sites – A couple inches of snow last week did not stop archaeologists from the NPS Northeast Region Archaeology Program from spending a couple days on the Wilderness Battlefield. Archaeologists Joel Dukes and James Nyman conducted a geophysical survey of the location for a couple suspected slave quarters …

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Lucy Lawliss Named as New Superintendent of FRSPNMP

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Lucy Lawliss, Acting Superintendent,  Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, has been selected as the new Park Superintendent.  Read the NPS Press Release  

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