Holiday Season 2017 eNews
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Season's Greetings
Enjoy a Christmastime visit to Kenmore and Ferry Farm!
Washington House

The Washington House at Ferry Farm

Washington House Ribbon Cutting
This fall, it was a great pleasure to gather with our community for the Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for the Washington house. With the exterior of the dwelling complete, educators are now presenting Ferry Farm visitors with new insights into the Washingtons’ lives. Efforts continue across the historical landscape with the installation of traditional style split-wood fences – such as post and rail, Virginia or worm, and woven wattle – that define outdoor spaces for domestic tasks, gardens, and animals. Using recent Ferry Farm archaeological research and Augustine Washington’s 1743 probate inventory, noted cabinetmakers are currently crafting furniture for each room of the house. 

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Gingerbread Contest and Exhibit

31st Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm

December 3 - 30 (Closed December 24 and 25)

A long-standing holiday tradition! Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations displayed at George Washington’s Ferry Farm!  

Plan to enter – download the contest rules and registration form.

This year's theme is "Historic Sites in Virginia." Learn more...

Wee Christmas

A Wee Christmas - Dollhouses and Miniatures Show at Kenmore

December 3 - 30 (Closed December 24 and 25)

An exhibit for the yuletide season of extraordinary dollhouses and miniatures displays – including the Kenmore mansion – in the Crowninshield Museum Building. Share memories of your dollhouse with children and grandchildren as you explore the treasures in this festive display! Also, tour the mansion, decorated for the holidays, and put your mind and eye to the test with the “I Spy Miniatures” challengefun for all ages! Learn more...
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night at Kenmore:
A Dramatic Presentation

January 5, 6 and 7, 2018

Close the season with "Twelfth Night at Kenmore"—a dramatic theater presentation set in January 1776, as Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis celebrate the holidays in their newly built home. Immerse yourself in the candlelight, music, and decorations of an eighteenth-century Christmas!

Reservations required. Call 540-370-0732 x24 or email hayes@gwffoundation.orgLearn more...
Share your enthusiasm for the progress toward ground-gaining initiatives across the Foundation—with the first floor of Kenmore refurnished and the exterior of the Washington house complete. Please consider a 2017 contribution to The George Washington Foundation in support of all ongoing at both National Historic Landmark sites. Thank you!
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