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“Untold Stories of Women in History: Love, Liberty, Equality”

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“Untold Stories of Women in History: Love, Liberty, Equality” ******************************************************************************************** March 12, 2020 – This event has been postponed until a future date to be determined. Refunds will be forthcoming soon for those who have made reservations. ******************************************************************************************** Friday – March 20, 2020: Tours start at 6:00pm, continuing every 20 minutes;  last tour starts at 8:00pm $10 Per Person Donation …

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Open House for New Volunteers at Ellwood Manor

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An Open House has been scheduled to introduce potential volunteers to various volunteer positions for the 2020 season at the historic structure Ellwood on the Wilderness Civil War Battlefield.   From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, on Saturday, February 15, 2020, Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) will hold the Open House at Ellwood, located at 36380 Constitution Highway (Rt. 20), Locust …

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Preserving the Memory of Those Who Died at Ellwood

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by Bob Epp and Mike Mikolosko Saturday morning, November 30th, 2019, found several FoWB members on their hands and knees! No, they hadn’t lost anything. Rather, they were participating in the most recent iteration of the Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery marker-replacement program. The cemetery, managed by the Women’s Memorial Association, seeks to continue supplementing the deteriorating 140 year-old Georgia Marble markers …

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FoWB Annual Membership Meeting

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The 2019 Annual Membership Meeting was held recently at the Wilderness Baptist Church. Here is a link to the 2019 Annual Report.

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Phenie Tapp Cemetery Marker Dedication

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On Thursday, July 18, at 11am, the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield and descendants of Elizabeth Frances “Phenie” Tapp will hold a brief ceremony to rededicate her grave marker at Oak Hill Cemetery, 1902 Plank Road, in Fredericksburg. After FoWB volunteer Daniel Sheron noticed that her grave marker was in need of repair, FoWB and Phenie’s descendants took immediate steps to make the repair happen. Out …

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