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Please join us as we continue our spring Speaker Series of 2019! This series is offered without charge to WHM members and the public alike. This month’s speaker will be Jarod Kearney, Assistant Director and Curator of James Monroe Museum. Mr. Kearney’s lecture is entitled, “Preserving Family Heirlooms.” The lecture will be held at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library (Fredericksburg) at 10am on Thursday, May 2, in the Theater Room. We hope to see you there - and please b...

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MAY 03

Mindful Mornings FXBG

Venue: Spencer Devon Brewing
Cost: Free
May 03, 2019 08:00 am - 09:15 pm

Mindful Mornings is a monthly one-hour forum where mission-driven do-gooders convene, collaborate, and learn. From yogis, to nutritionists, to nonprofit leaders and wellbeing advocates, this meetup is meant to break down silos by creating a community of people willing and able to help one another achieve their goals in support of the bigger mission -- making the world a better place. If you want to learn from others working to overcome similar obstacles, or simply enjoy some time together app...

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MAY 04

“Fit History” Hike – Chancellorsville History Trail

Venue: Chancellor Visitor Center
Cost: $free
May 04, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take a hike on one of the park’s most popular trails with historian John Hennessy. Learn about the struggles of soldiers and civilians alike in the tangled wooded landscape. Meet at the Chancellorsville Visitor Center, 9001 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, 22553. Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will once again combine health and history with a new series of “Fit-History” hikes this fall. These ranger-led hikes are designed to cover a lot of ground in addition to a lot of ...

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MAY 04-05 MAY

155th Anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness

Venue: Ellwood Manor
Cost: Free
May 04, 2019 10:00 am - May 05, 2019 04:00 pm

The 155th Anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness

Saturday and Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2019

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to host a special Living History event to mark the 155th anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness, on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5.  This will be an interactive weekend marked by the opportunity for the public to get up cl...

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MAY 04

Tea and Tour: The Ladies of Kenmore

Venue: Historic Kenmore
Cost: $10 – 20
May 04, 2019 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Visit Historic Kenmore for a special Tea and Tour focusing on the many generations of ladies who have called Kenmore home! Enjoy Kenmore tea and gingerbread while experiencing eighteenth-century tea service first hand. See the first floor of the mansion, learning the history of the grand 1775 home through vignettes, and meet a few of the extraordinary ladies of Kenmore along the way as part of this dramatic tour. Cost: $20 Adults; $10 under 17 Reservations required. Limited availability...

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MAY 04

The Art of Remembrance: A Holocaust Presentation: Saturday, May 4th, 7:30 PM - Beth Sholom will host speaker Bernice Steinhardt, President of Art and Remembrance. Her mother, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, created 36 fabric collage & embroidery panels documenting her story of Holocaust survival. Bernice will present the short award-winning documentary "Through the Eye of the Needle" which tells the story of her mother and the panels. This insp...

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The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a Southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years.    


See the grand opening of the museum’s new permanent exhibit “They Had a Mind to Work.” It was created by students enrolled in the Museum Exhibitions course at the University of Mary Washington and through the generous support of Virginia Humanities.


Join historian Britt Brewer to explore the fighting at the Bloody Angle and Lee’s second line. Meet at Tour Stop #3, Spotsylvania Battlefield (GPS Coordinates: 38.223558, -77.601730) Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will once again combine health and history with a new series of “Fit-History” hikes this fall. These ranger-led hikes are designed to cover a lot of ground in addition to a lot of history. Including shorts stops for rest and history, we try to average 2 ...


A Special Saturday Before Memorial Day Tribute at Ellwood Manor

Venue: Ellwood Manor
Cost: Free
May 25, 2019 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

A Special Saturday Before Memorial Day Tribute at Ellwood Manor

Saturday, May 25, 2019

(Rain or shine, although severe weather may result in cancellation)

Please join us on Saturday, May 25, as we honor those Civil War soldiers who gave their lives on the Chancellorsville and Wilderness Battlefields.   The program will be held on the groun...