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Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore

Shakespeare On the Lawn at Kenmore

Saturdays: June 11 & 18, 7:00 p.m.

Sundays: June 12 & 19, 7:00 p.m.

Shakespeare On the Lawn at Kenmore returns this June with four performances of Hamlet—one of the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, directed by Fred Franklin. Arrive early to tour the mansion (5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.) and view the nearly completed refurnishing project. Bring folding chairs, or a blanket, and a picnic!

Plan to attend a performance or learn more about Hamlet in the eighteenth century at http://livesandlegaciesblog.org/
A special thank you to Lewis Insurance Associates as a sponsor of
Shakespeare On the Lawn at Kenmore:

Stone masonry at the Washington house

Washington House Construction at
Ferry Farm! 

Artisan stone mason Raymond Cannetti is hard at work, and in the weeks ahead, employing building methods of eighteenth-century Virginia, he and his team of restoration masons will set hand-cut Aquia sandstone in an oyster-shell mortar for the foundation of the Washington house. Next, timber framers will join massive wood beams to create the skeleton of the home.      
We hope you visit soon to see the construction, talk with educators on site, and explore the preserved Ferry Farm landscape with the iPad tour, Uncovering George Washington’s Youth!
Please support initiatives across The George Washington Foundation, including building the Washington house, as part of The Future of Our Past Campaign!
Summer Programs at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

Register Now for Summer Explorers

A full schedule of camps is offered at Kenmore and Ferry Farm. Space is limited—please sign up early!

June 20-24 History Camp in Historic Fredericksburg. Children ages 8-12, explore history with hands-on activities and projects.

July 14-15 and 19-22 Archaeology Day Camps. Unique, fun workshops for children ages 6-8 and 9-12 to experience colonial life and archaeology, play games, and enjoy crafts.

July 25-29 Shakespeare Camp. Young thespians, ages 12-15, are instructed in the language of Shakespeare, stage combat, makeup, and costuming—as well as George Washington’s love of the theater. Learn More about Summer Explorers...
The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

Monday: July 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Save the date for a special July Fourth at George Washington’s boyhood home—and to celebrate the Washington house under construction!
Talk with restoration stone masons and timber framers as well as educators at the building site and learn about colonial trades and architecture. Honor Independence Day at a flag retirement ceremony with Congressman Rob Wittman, visit with archaeologists, interact with re-enactors, listen to patriotic music—including performances by Anthony Campbell and the Enduring Freedom Honor Team, and participate in hands-on activities for the whole family. This year’s event theme, “We The People,” acknowledges the Declaration of Independence with a variety of educational programs and entertainment for young and old alike!
More Information to Come… 
The Washington house at Ferry Farm
The interpretive replica of the Washington house at Ferry Farm—
architectural rendering of front facade.

Volunteers Needed for The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm!

Please contact the Foundation at 540-370-0732 ext. 22 or sherman@gwffoundation.org for information on helping at this Independence Day event. Opportunities include assisting with children’s games and crafts or event set-up/take-down as well as welcoming visitors and distributing programs. Consider volunteering together as a business or community group!
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