What a crazy (and hot) summer. Obviously I have not kept up with my blogging, but I did want to post a couple of events that are coming up.

Civil War at Welbourne and Crednal
Aug. 7

The Mosby Heritage Area Association and the Valley Light Horse Cavalry will present a program on life during the Civil War at Welbourne and Crednal on Saturday, August 7 beginning at 8 pm.

Visitors will be guided by lanterns to four vignettes that depict military life in the Mosby Heritage Area. There will be camp scenes including horses, pickets, and a dramatic ending vignette that will depict what happened when Yankee patrols found Mosby Rangers in the homes of area residents.

Admission to this family-oriented event is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Funds raised from this event will be used for the preservation of Welbourne and the educational programs of the Mosby Heritage Area Association.

So excited about this one! I booked a room at Welbourne and I’m re-reading the Delany’s at Welbourne this week. Can’t wait!!

15th Annual Potomac River Crossing
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Noon to 4 p.m.

The Colonel William Norris Camp, SCV, invites you to their 15th annual river crossing at historic White’s Ford to commemorate the 148th Anniversary of the Army of Northern VA crossing the Potomac River to start the 1862 Maryland Campaign (Sept. 4-6, 1862). The event is held at Dickerson Conservation Park.

Upon the return from the river they will be serving fried chicken, cole slaw, and potato salad (including soda’s) around 2:30 p.m. There will be a raffle and auction. They are requesting an $8 donation for lunch.

For information visit their website www.mdscv.org/1398 or e-mail brewer000@comcast.net (please put River Crossing in the subject line)

I participated in this event a few years ago and it is a MUST DO if you live in the area. Nothing can compare to walking in the footsteps of our ancestors, and the Norris Camp members are great hosts. I highly recommend this event!

John Mosby Tour
Sept. 18

The Mosby tour will start at at the Truro Rectory in Fairfax City, where Mosby captured Brigadier General Edwin Stoughton. The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. The group will be visiting Mosby’s grave, the Lottery Site, the Caleb Rector house, Mt. Carmel Church, the Old Chapel, Beamer’s Woods (the Hanging Site), Berryville and more.

The bus will return to the Rectory at 5:30. If you are a member of the Stuart-Mosby Historical Society the cost is $65. If you are not a member of the SMHS the cost for the tour is $75. The tour does not cover your food, however, they will be stopping at a fast food place somewhere on the tour.

Make your check out to Don Hakenson and send it to: 4708 Lillian Drive, Franconia, VA 22310. The Mosby Tour will be conducted by authors Don Hakenson, Gregg Dudding and Eric Buckland. Tom Evans will also be signing books before the tour at the Truro Rectory.

Sign up early – the bus fills up early.

Contact Don Hakenson at 703.971.4984 or dhakenson@cox.net
Contact Gregg Dudding at 703 971 4860 or wdudding@cox.net

A Day with Mosby Symposium
Oct. 2, 10 to 4
Winchester-Frederick County Conservation Club
Winchester, VA

Sponsored by the Turner Ashby Chapter 184 United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Turner Ashby Camp 1567 Sons of Confederate Veterans.

$18 per person.
www.turnerashby184.com or www.turnerasbycamp.com

I want to attend this, but not sure I can fit it in. Love the speakers/authors that are participating so highly recommend.

Jessica James
Historical Fiction Author

 

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