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Events

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 the Wilderness Battlefield. Register Online

April 6: Ellwood Manor Opens for the 2015 Season

Location: Ellwood Manor

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Description:  Click Here for the complete schedule

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.

May 23: “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson” – A Presentation by Dr. Chris Mackowski

Location: Ellwood Manor – On the lawn

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Description:  Dr. Chris Mackowski, author and historian, will present a talk “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson” on the lawn at Ellwood Manor. The event is free and open to the public

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

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”. Chris will be available for a book signing after the presentation. Free and open to the public

 

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