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Events

Schedule for 2014

 

December 20: 19th Century Christmas at Ellwood

Location:  Ellwood Manor, Wilderness, VA

9 am to 2 pm

Description:  An entertaining and educational visit with a 19th C. Santa and tours of the seasonally decorated house. The event also features period music and readings.

 

Schedule for 2015  

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

March 28: National Park Day

Location: Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House Battlefields – More info to follow

Time: 9 am – 1 pm

Description:  Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is pleased to announce that we will once again be supporting the Annual Park Day 2014 nationally sponsored by the Civil War Trust and HistoryTM.

On Saturday, March 28 from 9 am to 1 pm, FoWB in overall partnership with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will host the Annual Park Day event at two battlefields:  Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House. Additional details will be posted in February.

February/March: Historic House Guide (Ellwood) Training

Location: Wilderness Library, 6421 Flat Run Rd., Locust Grove, VA 22508

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Description:  Mandatory training sessions will be conducted for all new and returning Historic House Guides. Additional Information

May 2/3: 151st Anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness

Location: Ellwood Manor

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Description:  Special events are being planned to commemorate the 151st anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness. Additional Details to follow.

May 2: 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.

July 25: 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.

August 15: 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.

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