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George Washington's Birthday Celebration at Ferry Farm

Saturday, February 15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 
Celebrate George Washington's 282nd birthday at his boyhood home. Enjoy crafts, games, exhibits, live history performances, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting), and birthday cake!
$5 adults; 17 and under free
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A special thank you to the Foundation’s sponsor for the Birthday Celebration:
Laura Galke at dig site

Archaeology Day at Ferry Farm

Monday, February 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Visit Washington’s boyhood home for behind-the-scenes tours of the archaeology lab and dig site as well as activities for children and dramatic presentations. New programs include Colonial Grossology—an examination of all things gross in the 18th century, and the exhibit, "Take an Ounce of Suffolk Cheese: The Science of Mary’s Mended China"—a look at 18th-century glues and Washington family china artifacts.
Archaeology Day is a free event!
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Stafford 350th

Tell Your Stafford Story


In collaboration with the 350th Anniversary Blue Ribbon Committee, the Foundation will introduce this project at the George Washington Birthday Celebration event. Whether your memories are of a notable resident, a historic event, or experiences at Washington’s Ferry Farm, we invite you to Tell Your Stafford Story! Stories will be recorded at Ferry Farm and other sites throughout the year. Learn More...

The Foundation greatly appreciates its Tell Your Stafford Story partners:
Plan a 2014 Visit!
Historic Kenmore and Ferry Farm reopen for the season on Monday, March 17. Visit both National Historic Landmarks to see the Kenmore refurnishing in progress and enjoy an iPad tour of Washington’s boyhood home. Also, mark your calendar for special events, including Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore (June 14, 15, 21, 22) and The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm. Learn More... 
Walker chair

The Science of History:
Reinterpreting Historic Houses in the
21st Century

A Symposium at Historic Kenmore

Saturday, March 22, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 
Join preeminent professionals in the museum field for a day of presentations on notable projects in Virginia historic houses, including refurnishing Historic Kenmore.

Review the Schedule of Speakers and Learn More...

coming this spring

Upcoming Special Events...


March 31 - April 18 Easter Egg Hunts at Historic Kenmore

One-hour programs for groups of 10 or more children ages 4-6, by reservation.
 

Saturdays, April 12 and June 7 Native Plant Walk at Ferry Farm

A new program, and part of a series of native plant walks at both sites.
 

Tuesday, May 6 Archaeology Dig Site Opens

Explore Ferry Farm as archaeologists and students discover new finds at the Washington house site.

Saturday, May 17 – Herb Lecture and Tea at Kenmore
Hear about herbs and their inspired uses in the 18th century and sample herbal teas.
 

June 23-27 – History Camp

Children ages 8-12, explore history with hands-on activities and projects. For Additional Information...

Learn More about 2014 Special Events…