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Hallowed Ground Tours Fredericksburg

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“In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit.” In the summer of 1930 after a tedious afternoon grading school exams, a project he reluctantly took on to support his growing family, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien came across an exam booklet that had a page with nothing on it. This was a rarity, for in an effort to impress their examiners, students typically put down every idea they could. Without thinking and for reasons he could never explain, Tolkien scrawled his now famous line across the em...

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The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is excited to announce the second program in the Hen Asem series, Africa and the Bible. A panel including The Reverend Dr. Aaron L. Dobynes, Sr., Minister David E. Dudley and Hen Asem Committee Chairman, Michael Carter Jr. will explore the historic, geographic and geological viewpoints of the world's most popular and bestselling book. This presentation seeks to uncover many hidden truths of the Scriptures and provide a proper geographic and historic perspe...

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William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Prairie Fires is a new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser that was published on November 21, 2017 by Metropolitan Books.

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Join us on Saturday, March 30 for a FREE lecture and private tour focusing on the enslaved population at Stratford Hall in the 18th and 19th-centuries. African American history at Stratford Hall began with the construction of the Great House in 1738. Enslaved Africans and African Americans helped build the house and the surrounding dependencies, farmed the crops, and worked in the house and on the shore transporting tobacco. Through exploring archival and archaeological data, Dr. Kelley ...

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On the night of 17 July 1918, Russia’s Imperial Family were brutally murdered. It is a crime that still resonates today; for, killed along with their parents Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra, were their five innocent children: Olga 22, Tatiana 21, Maria 19, Anastasia 17 and Alexey 13. What had brought this loving and devoted family to this terrible end? This lecture is sponsored by Parrish, Snead, Franklin, Simpson, PLC.

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On February 12, 1973, one hundred and fifteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high- flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would lea...

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On February 12, 1973, one hundred and fifteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high- flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would lea...

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Join the Stafford County Branch NAACP Women in the NAACP Spring Tea featuring a Harlem Renaissance Experience There will be great food, music, dance performances, poetry, door prizes, vendors and more. Ladies dust off your feathers and flappers! Gents dust off your zoot suits and spats! Pricing available for youth (ages 5-12); age 13 and above must pay the adult price. There will be a Parade of Hats Contest as well as the best dressed Harlem Renaissance lady and the best dresse...

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Step back in time to a period of luxury, elegance and 5-star service with our Titanic Afternoon Tea. Set in the historic surroundings of Belle Grove Plantation, our Afternoon Tea is an experience not to be missed! Step abroad and receive your passenger boarding pass with the name of a real Titanic passenger. Meet our First-Class Ladies of the Titanic such as Margaret Brown and Lady Duff Gordon. Our special menu of two flavors of scones, three flavors of tea sandwiches and three flavors ...

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The public is invited to tour the house, studio and galleries of the famous American painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). Stroll the restored gardens and woodland trails, visit the Fannie Roots House on the property to hear about the latest restoration efforts, join a Preschool Palette class in the kitchen classroom and explore the museum shop. Free. Contact Buffy Knappenberger at 540-654-1843

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