May, 2013



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

On Friday night, experience WWII-era life with a USO event on the Lawn at Kenmore. Come dressed in 1940’s costume and dance in front of the mansion house to the music of the James Monroe High School Jazz Orchestra and Gottaswing: Lindy in the ‘Burg. Also, view a new exhibit – We Did Our Part: Kenmore During the Second World War – in the Crowninshield Museum Building.   
At Ferry Farm on Saturday, hear about inspiring times on the home front with Memorial Day Weekend programs, including a talk by archaeologist Joseph Blondino on wartime marketing and propaganda. Visit with reanactors from the 51st Engineer Combat Batallion, consider victory gardening and rationing, and try your hand at games from the period. Learn More...

Shakespeare on the Lawn—
Henry IV, Part I
Saturday and Sunday, June 15, 16, 22, 23

Mark your calendar for Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore. In its 11th year, the Fredericksburg Players, directed by Fred Franklin, will perform this well-loved drama in an 18th-century style—as if a young George Washington was in the audience. Bring a picnic and folding chairs!  Learn More...

George Washington and Two Happy VisitorsThe Fourth of July at Ferry Farm
Thursday, July 4

Save July Fourth for a fun-filled event at Ferry Farm and discover our nation through this year’s theme: "Spirit of America: This Land is Our Land." Celebrate Independence Day with educational programs highlighting ecology and the environment as well as a flag retirement ceremony and Washington farm archaeology. Enjoy patriotic music, games, crafts, and hands-on activities for the whole family. Learn More...

A special thank you to the Foundation’s sponsors for this event, including: Dominion Resources.

Register Now for Summer Programs

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...