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Gracie and Lacy Concert – April 28

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Friends of Wilderness Battlefield presents  “Great American Songbook Live” On the heels of rave reviews in New York City, sisters GRACIE & LACY appear one-day-only in the hometown of their ancestors in support of the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, who preserve the sites and stories where their Lacy Family roots lie. Enjoy powerhouse vocals set to great American musical hits …

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Untold Stories 2019

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“Looked for in the Hour of Danger – but Trampled Underfoot in the Time of Peace” Friday, February 22, 2019 (Rain date March 1, 2019)   $10 Per Person Donation to Register   Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is co-sponsoring a Black History Month event on February 22 (rain date, March 1) composed of four vignettes in several churches in …

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73 Local 4th Graders Sworn in as Jr Rangers

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FoWB volunteers and Ranger Pete conducted a swearing in ceremony on June 1 for 73 Locust Grove Elementary fourth graders. The students completed the Jr Ranger booklets as a part of a day long educational program conducted earlier in the month at Ellwood.

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Recent Archaeology at Ellwood

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By Eric Mink, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Miitary Park Learning About Our Sites – A couple inches of snow last week did not stop archaeologists from the NPS Northeast Region Archaeology Program from spending a couple days on the Wilderness Battlefield. Archaeologists Joel Dukes and James Nyman conducted a geophysical survey of the location for a couple suspected slave quarters …

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