Schedule for 2015  

Events and activities are free unless otherwise noted. Details for specific events will be posted as they develop.

Click Here for listing of the NPS 2015 History at Sunset Schedule

August 9: ”Rapidan to Richmond: Perspectives on the 1864 Campaign” – A Lecture by Author Chris Kolakowski

Location: Ellwood Manor Lawn – Please Bring a Lawn Chair

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Description:  An analysis and highlights of the 1864 operations that are often overlooked.

August 15: “Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind the Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant” – A Presentation by Dr. Chris Mackowski

Location: Ellwood Manor – On the lawn

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Description:  Dr. Chris Mackowski, author and historian, will present “Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind the Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant”.

August 16: Commemoration of  Lafayette’s Breakfast at  Ellwood

Location: Ellwood Manor

Time: 10 am – 5 pm.

Description:  Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) will commemorate the anniversary of a visit to Ellwood by the Marquis de Lafayette .  Light refreshments will be served

September 27: Taming the Wilderness

Location: Ellwood Manor

Time: 10 am – 5 pm.

Description:  Enjoy a full day as craftsmen, artisans and historic presenters demonstrate many aspects of life in the late 1700s through the early 1800s.   Demonstrations will highlight the building trades and homemaking skills related to the construction of Ellwood and the settling of the Wilderness.

October 10: Medical and Military Programs at Ellwood

Location: Ellwood Manor

Time: TBD

Description:  Civil War Medical and Military programs will be presented on the lawn at Ellwood Manor. Event details and times will be posted soon.

November 14 : FoWB Annual Membership Meeting

Location: Wilderness Baptist Church

Time: 11 a.m.

Description:  Details to follow. Open to FoWB members only.





December 19: A 19th Century Christmas at Ellwood

Location: Ellwood Manor

Time: TBD

Description:  Santa visits Ellwood Manor. Children’s activities; Readings of Christmas letters from the soldiers; Refreshments