April, 2013

 

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The Gardens at Historic Kenmore

In celebration of Arbor Day, a new exhibit in the Crowninshield Museum Building highlights the Kenmore garden restoration and the 80th anniversary of Historic Garden Week in Virginia. For Garden Week tours in Fredericksburg, Tuesday, April 23, ticket holders are admitted free to Kenmore and Ferry Farm. Learn More...

2013 Archaeology Begins at Ferry Farm
May 13 - August 2

Students and interns from universities across the nation converge at the Washington farm site to help continue the excavation. Visit Ferry Farm and learn firsthand about a recent find! Also, view images and listen to archaeologists as you walk the historic landscape with an interactive iPad tour. Learn More...

Register Now for Summer Programs

Monday June 10 - Friday, June 14 Adult Archaeology Workshop at Ferry Farm. Discover the excitement of history firsthand. Learn More...
 
June 24-28 History Camp in historic Fredericksburg. Children ages 8-12, explore history with hands-on activities and projects. Learn More...

June - July Summer Explorers. Unique, fun camps and workshops for children to experience colonial life and archaeology, play games, and enjoy crafts. Learn More...


Civil War Sesquicentennial Event at Kenmore
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 3-5 p.m.

Hear new research about the Battle of Fredericksburg and life at Kenmore during the Civil War, including its use as a hospital after the Battle of the Wilderness. At 4 p.m., listen to the vocalists of JoySong Chorale and a special concert of Civil War songs. Learn More...


Memorial Day Weekend - Remembering WWII Patriotism
Friday and Saturday, May 24-25

Hark back to inspiring times on the home front during the 1940’s including: a USO dance event on the lawn at Historic Kenmore, a new exhibit—We Did Our Part: Kenmore During the Second World War, and programs highlighting the challenges and small joys of wartime life at Ferry Farm.
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New Tea Blends Available

Two new distinctive tea blends are available for purchase in the Kenmore and Ferry Farm gift shops, or shop online. Compare both teas to the Kenmore blend introduced last year! The Ferry Farm blend enjoys a hint of cherries and the Gingerbread blend is also available decaffeinated. Learn More...