Holiday Season 2016 eNews
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Season's Greetings
Gingerbread Contest and Exhibit

30th Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm

Through December 30 (Closed December 24 and 25)

A sweet holiday tradition! Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations displayed at George Washington’s Ferry Farm!  Learn more...

A special thank you to contest judges:
Tim Baroody, Betsy Carey, and Kitty Lee Wafle.

The Foundation is also grateful to The Free Lance-Star for the illustrated article highlighting the 30th anniversary of the exhibit.

Wee Christmas

A Wee Christmas - Dollhouses and Miniatures Show at Kenmore

Through December 30 (Closed December 24 and 25)

Visit Kenmore this holiday season for an exhibit of highly detailed, replica dollhouses and miniatures in the Crowninshield Museum Building. Share memories of your dollhouse with family and friends as you explore life in small-scale! 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 6 - 8, 2017

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 significant projects across the Foundationwith refurnishing efforts at Kenmore charging forward and the Washington house under construction! Please consider a 2016 contribution to The George Washington Foundation in support of all ongoing at both National Historic Landmark sites. Thank you!

Washington House Construction at Ferry Farm

Washington House
It is a remarkable moment at Ferry Farm as expert tradesmen are employing traditional building methods to fabricate an interpretive replica of George Washington’s boyhood home. With the timber framing complete, restoration carpenters are covering the roof with hand-prepared wood shingles, each scalloped at its end, and installing beaded weatherboard siding. At the same time, artisan masons recently laid the first of three brick chimneys, set in an English bond interspersed with glazed headers. 

Follow the construction on Facebook, the Lives & Legacies blog, and at
George Washington's Birthday and Archaeology Day

George Washington's Birthday Celebration and Archaeology Day

Saturday, February 18 & Monday, February 20, 2017

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.

View a complete calendar of 2017 Special Events and Education Programs and learn more about initiatives across Kenmore and Ferry Farm in The Surveyor newsletter.
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