Events

Schedule for 2014

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

April 12: Historic Ellwood Manor Opens for the Season

Location:  Ellwood Manor, Wilderness, VA

Description:  : Ellwood Manor, circa 1790, Confederate hospital after Battle of Chancellorsville and Gen. G.K. Warren’s headquarters during the Battle of the Wilderness opens for the 2014 season. FoWB is proud to announce that the hours of operation have been expanded this year!

For more info:  Directions to Ellwood and Hours of Operation

May 3 and 4: 150th Anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness Events at Ellwood

See the special events page

May 11: Mother’s Day at Historic Ellwood Manor

Location:  Ellwood Manor, Wilderness, VA

Description:  : Historic House Guides read letters between soldiers and their families. Light refreshments served.

For more info:  Directions to Ellwood and Hours of Operation

May 26: Memorial Day Activities at Historic Ellwood Manor

Location:  Ellwood Manor, Wilderness, VA

Description:  : TBA

For more info:  Directions to Ellwood and Hours of Operation

July 26: Medical Re-Enactor John Pelletier at Ellwood Manor

Location:  Ellwood Manor, Wilderness, VA

Description:

In period attire, John Pelletier provides an informative presentation on medicine, treatments  and surgical practices of the Civil War.

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August 17: Commemoration of LaFayette’s Breakfast at Ellwood

Location:  Ellwood Manor, Wilderness, VA

Description:The event commemorates Lafayette’s return to the Wilderness on August 15, 1825. Light refreshments served.

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September 28: Taming the Wilderness

Location:  Ellwood Manor, Wilderness, VA

Description:  : An 18th Century Living History event with hands-on demonstrations of late 18th and early 19th century building methods and domestic practices

For more info: TBA

October 11: Medical Re-Enactor John Pelletier at Ellwood Manor

Location:  Ellwood Manor, Wilderness, VA

Description:  In period attire, John Pelletier provides an informative presentation on medicine, treatments  and surgical practices of the Civil War.

For more info: TBA

December 20: 19th Century Christmas at Ellwood

Location:  Ellwood Manor, Wilderness, VA

Description:  An 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.

For more info: TBA