The colonial mail system described by reenactor Paul Limerick on Presidents Day at Ferry Farm, George Washington’s boyhood home in Stafford.
From attempting to throw a stone across the Rappahannock, to visiting with George Washington to colonial games..there was learning and fun
Their work hopes to pinpoint the exact spot within the property near Kenmore Park in Fredericksburg where the mother of the first U.S. President was buried.
Come celebrate 10-3 today at Ferry Farm in Stafford
It’s Presidents Day. On Monday there will be a lot of activities at Ferry Farm in Stafford 10-3. kemore.org for ticket information.
The structure was built by Benjamin Hall around 1840 when Falmouth was a deep-water port with ships coming and going around the world.
Sam McKelvey and Dr. Gaila Sims talk about the Lafayette exhibit, new wayside panels, free admission and contributing to the FAM.
Shiloh Baptist Church Old Site hosted the announcement that the Fredericksburg Civil Rights Trail would beome part of the national trail. Many involved in the Civil Rights movement attended.
The 21-stop trail inclues stops downtown and at UMW
Pitchers and catchers report. And Ferry Farm re-opens. We preview upcoming events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore including George Washington’s birthday on February 19th with Dave Muraca, Ann Waters and Allison Ellis.
Take a trip across the state with a focus on African-American history. February is Black History Month and what a great way to learn, remember, honor and celebrate the contributions of African Americans throughout history with a tour of Virginia State Parks.
Events planned for early May
The Fredericksburg Foodways Project is an exhibit coming to the Fredericksburg Area Museum in 2026, but the museum is starting early to gather food stories and history from local residents.
The 160th anniversary of the Overland Campaign approaches.
Chris Williams with the James Farmer Multi-Cultural Center at UMW and Victoria Matthews with Fredericksburg Tourism talk about the importance and new stories still being told today
Maddie Hollis with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park talks about research..specifically her research on the Freedman’s Bureau in Fredericksburg
Who can you reach out to? Who is being left out? Pastor Aaron Dobynes at Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) is a King scholar and someone whose family has been impacted by the civil rights movement.
The Rev. David Haun, Clarence Collins and Kimberly Young talk about the impact Dr. King had on their lives and the community.
In words and music, honoring Dr. King at the annual program at James Monroe High School.
Program remembering Dr. King ends with “We Shall Overcome”