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“The NPS at 100: Full STEAM Ahead!”

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Press release from NPS: Fredericksburg, VA — How does the amount of gunpowder in a cannon affect how loud the blast is? What technological changes to rifles allowed them to shoot more accurately? How did math help determine troop movements? On September 24, 2016, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will be offering a science and technology-based educational program to …

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Fall Hours at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

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Press Release from NPS: FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA — Fall hours of operations for all public buildings of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park go into effect on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The fall hours will include: Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center: Daily, 9:00-5:00 Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center: Daily, 9:00-5:00 Chatham:Daily, 9:00-4:30 “Stonewall” Jackson Shrine:  Daily, 9:00-5:00 Ellwood:  Saturdays, Sundays and the Columbus Day holiday, …

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Taming the Wilderness – A Living History Event at Ellwood Manor

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Enjoy a full day as craftsmen, artisans and living historians 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 the historic structure Ellwood and the settling of the Wilderness.   Taming the Wilderness, an 18th Century living history event in its 10th year, is …

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National Park Service Centennial: A Speaker’s Series

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Press release from NPS: This September, the National Park Service and the Central Rappahannock Regional Library will host a speaker’s series focusing on various topics related to the history of the National Park Service, which turns 100 years old August 25.   Each of the programs will explore a different aspect of the National Park Service and some of the …

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Ice House Site Preservation at Ellwood

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Eagle Scout candidate Matt Irwin of Troop 325 and a small group of dedicated assistants recently aided the National Park Service and FoWB in preserving the 19th century ice house site on the grounds of historic Ellwood Manor. Following detailed instructions from NPS, Matt’s Eagle Scout project included removing 20th century debris and trash that had been tossed into the pit …

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