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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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73 Local 4th Graders Sworn in as Jr Rangers

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FoWB volunteers and Ranger Pete conducted a swearing in ceremony on June 1 for 73 Locust Grove Elementary fourth graders. The students completed the Jr Ranger booklets as a part of a day long educational program conducted earlier in the month at Ellwood.

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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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