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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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LaFayette in the Wilderness – A Lecture by Dr. John Maass

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LaFayette in the Wilderness A Lecture by Dr. John Maass Special talk, tour and book signing Saturday, August 13,  11:00 A.M. at Ellwood Manor Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is pleased to host Historian John R. Maass, author of the book The Road to Yorktown – Jefferson, Lafayette and the British Invasion of Virginia, on Saturday, August 13 at the historic …

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Roaring Twenties Concert and Garden Party at Chatham Manor

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Press Release from NPS Roaring Twenties Concert and Garden Party at Chatham Manor An NPS Centennial Event   As part of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebrations, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is excited to host a “Roaring Twenties” garden party and jazz concert on August 6, 2016. The afternoon will feature 1920s era cars and living historians dressed in …

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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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Living History Event at Ellwood Manor – June 18

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Please join the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) on Saturday, June 18 for living history presentations regarding medical issues and practices during the Civil War. This is being held in conjunction with a more-comprehensive National Park Service living history weekend on the Chancellorsville Battlefield that weekend.       10:00 A.M. to 5:00 – P.M.Living Historians John Pelletier and Marilyn Iglesias …

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