Holiday Season 2015 eNews
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Washington House

Washington House Construction
at Ferry Farm

The groundbreaking for the interpretive replica of the Washington house marked the beginning of the physical transformation of Ferry Farm—and in the weeks ahead it will be thrilling to start Phase 1 construction! Read about Building George’s House and The Future of Our Past Campaign in Fredericksburg's Free Lance-Star as well as The Washington House Challenge.

Plan a visit to Ferry Farm before year end! Explore the preserved landscape with the iPad tour, Uncovering George Washington’s Youth—updated for Phase 1 construction, and view the archaeology laboratory and “The Science of History at Ferry Farm” exhibit in the Visitor Center. Learn more…
Gingerbread Contest and Exhibit

29th Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm

December 6 - 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!

There is still time to enter! Entries are accepted from November 30 - December 5. The theme of this year's contest is “George Washington Slept Here."

For more information, please call 540-370-0732 x24 or email
hayes@gwffoundation.orgLearn more...

Wee Christmas

A Wee Christmas - Dollhouses and Miniatures Show at Kenmore

December 6 - 30 (Closed December 24 and 25)

An exhibit for the yuletide season of 19 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!
Learn more...
Holiday Decorations and Gingerbread Preschool Workshop

Christmastime Programs for Children

  • Holiday Decorations Workshop at Kenmore
    Saturday, December 12, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Each child creates an ornament and a table centerpiece using natural materials, inspired by eighteenth-century designs. Ages 8-12.
  • Gingerbread Preschool Workshops at Ferry Farm
    December 7-21

    A wonderful holiday tradition for 4- and 5-year olds. Children listen to and act out Jan Brett’s “Gingerbread Baby” story and decorate a paper gingerbread house and a cookie. For preschool groups of 10 or more.

Reservations required for both activities. Call 540-370-0732 x24 or email
Learn more...

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night at Kenmore:
A Dramatic Presentation

January 8 - 10, 2016

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...
George Washington's Birthday and Archaeology Day

George Washington's Birthday Celebration and Archaeology Day

Saturday, February 13 & Monday, February 15, 2016

Save the dates for two fun-filled events in February at Ferry Farm. Celebrate Washington’s birthday with games, crafts, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting) as well as, of course, birthday cake! On Archaeology Day, visit Ferry Farm to learn about the Washington house sitewith activities for the whole family.
Season's Greetings
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