December 2013 eNews 
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Entries from previous contests.

27th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit at Washington's Ferry Farm

Daily, December 8 - 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(Closed December 24 and 25)

There's still time to enter! Entries accepted through Saturday, December 7. The theme of this year's contest is "Moments in U.S. History."

For information, please contact Vickie Hayes,
(540) 370-0732 ext. 24, 
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A special thank you to the Foundation’s sponsor for the Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit:

Preschool gingerbread

Gingerbread Preschool Group Workshops at Washington's Ferry Farm

Weekdays, December 9 - 20

For ages 4 and 5. $6 per child. Minimum of 10 children.

New This Holiday Season - A Gingerbread Preschool Workshop for Individual Children

Saturday, December 14 - 10 a.m.

For ages 4 and 5. $6 per child.

Activities include decorating a paper house and a gingerbread person cookie, story time, a scavenger hunt, and choosing a favorite gingerbread house in the exhibit!

To register for a group or individual workshop, call (540) 370-0732 ext. 24 or email
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This holiday season, give or enjoy Kenmore Gingerbread Mix and Ferry Farm, Gingerbread, and Kenmore Teas. Available at both historic sites or order online. Shop...
Kissing ball at Kenmore

Christmas Tours of Historic Kenmore

Weekdays, December 1-30

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour at 3:15 p.m.)
Closed December 24 and 25

During the month of December, visit Kenmore and experience a colonial holiday. Included with regular admission.
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12th night

Twelfth Night At Kenmore

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Performance times: 5 p.m., 5:40 p.m.,
6:20 p.m., & 7 p.m. by reservation

A theatrical presentation. Actors in colonial dress will portray the Lewis family celebrating the first holiday season in their new home. Combine your tour with a special dinner at the Kenmore Inn.
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Tell Your Stafford Story

Coming in 2014

In celebration of the 350th Anniversary of Stafford County, in early 2014, the Foundation will begin a project to collect oral histories. Videos will be recorded throughout the year at Ferry Farm special events – or by appointment – and at other sites across the county. Whether your memories are of a notable resident, a historic event, or experiences at Washington’s Ferry Farm, we invite you to Tell Your Stafford Story!
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Visit the Stafford 350 website.

Birthday and Archaeology Day

George Washington's Birthday Celebration and Archaeology Day

Saturday, February 15 and Monday, February 17, 2014

Mark your calendar for two fun-filled events at Ferry Farm. Celebrate Washington’s birthday and enjoy games, crafts, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting) as well as, of course, Birthday Cake! On Archaeology Day, visit Ferry Farm for a simulated archaeology dig, artifact exhibits, a scavenger hunt, and more for the whole family.  
Learn more about all 2014 Special Events…