Schedule for 2017  

Events and activities are free unless otherwise noted. Details for specific events will be posted as they develop.  Please sign up for our email mailing list to insure that you are notified of all event details.

March 29 – Dinner and Speaker Event

Enjoy a delicious dinner at 6:30 followed by the speaker’s presentation. Mr. O’Reilly will discuss the momentous battle of May, 1864 – fought on land now occupied in part by Lake of the Woods, Fawn Lake and Lake Wilderness. Remarks will include decisions made by the two great captains of the battle, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, and the battle’s ultimate effect on the outcome of the war.

What: An evening of fine dining and a presentation by renowned speaker and Civil War expert, Frank O’Reilly

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017; 6:00 P.M – 8:30 P.M.

Where: Lake of the Woods Clubhouse

Cost: $25/person  (Cash Bar 6:00 to 7:00 – Entrees Tuscan Chicken or Stuffed Flounder)

Dress: Business Casual

***  SOLD OUT ****


April 1 – Park Day

Time: TBD – Typically morning/early afternoon

FoWB will once again join the National Park Day events sponsored by Civil War Trust.  This year we plan to concentrate on the Wilderness and Fredericksburg battlefields. More details to follow.

April 1 – Ellwood Manor opens for the Season

FoWB is proud to provide volunteer interpreters to provide tours of Historic Ellwood Manor. Please see the 2017 Hours of Operation HERE

May 6/7 – Commemoration of the 153rd Anniversary of the Wilderness Battle

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Additional Details to follow

May 13 – FoWB/NPS Canoe Trip on the Rapidan

Time: TBD

Additional Details to follow

May 14 – Mothers Day Celebration at Ellwood Manor

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Additional Details to follow

June 17 – Medical Living History Event at Ellwood  

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Additional Details to follow

September 24 – Taming the Wilderness  

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Additional Details to follow

December 16 – Victorian Christmas at Ellwood Manor 

Time: 10 AM – 2 PM  (Santa 10 AM – Noon)

Additional Details to follow