Special eNews -- Fourth of July at Ferry Farm

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Fourth of July at Ferry Farm
Tuesday, July 4: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate a special Independence Day – with the Washington house under construction – at George Washington’s boyhood home! Talk with restoration craftsmen and educators at the Washington house site and learn about colonial trades such as brick making and stone masonry. Honor Independence Day at a flag retirement ceremony with Congressman Rob Wittman (1st – Virginia) and government officials representing the Commonwealth of Virginia, Stafford County, and the City of Fredericksburg—scheduled for 1:00 p.m., visit with archaeologists, interact with re-enactors, and listen to patriotic music—including performances by Enduring Freedom Honor Team, who will perform in concert beginning at noon. Participate in hands-on activities for the whole family with this year’s theme “Building America”!
Review the day's schedule for the Fourth of July at Ferry Farm on the Foundation's website

Learn more about this special event and significant progress on the Washington house in Clint Schemmer’s article, “A fun Fourth ahead at Washington's boyhood home” in Fredericksburg’s The Free Lance-Star.

Cost: $1 per person
Parking: Eagles Lodge - 21 Cool Springs Road Fredericksburg, VA 22405 
Shuttles run between the Eagles Lodge and Ferry Farm.

A special thank you to the Foundation's sponsors for the Fourth of July at Ferry Farm:
Splitsville, Hirschler Fleischer, Stafford County Tourism, and Fredericksburg’s NewsTalk1230 WFVA and B101.5 WBQB.

Mark your calendar for this October at Ferry Farm to celebrate the construction of the Washington house at a special ribbon-cutting event—additional information is forthcoming!

Please support initiatives across The George Washington Foundation, including building George Washington's boyhood home, as part of The Future of Our Past Campaign!

Follow the construction on Facebook and on the Lives & Legacies blog.

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