The Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society was organized in 1993 with the mission of encouraging genealogical research, sharing genealogical knowledge, educating members on methods and standards, preserving genealogical records, and promoting fellowship among its members. During the 2013-2014 meetings the club learned about: Using Findagrave and BillionGraves, Creating and Using Blogs, …
Living History Tours for Lincoln/Booth Weekend: $20
History will come alive in Port Royal on Saturday, April 25th. Actors will portray historical figures in a captivating display of Civil War Era life in the days after the assassination of President Lincoln. Celebrations will occur Friday April 24th through Sunday April 26th though out Caroline County to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture of John Wilkes Booth in the Port Royal area. The Town of Port Royal offers a Living History Tour for the price of $20 per person. 100% of the proceeds will be used for the Port Royal Veteran's Memorial. Tours will include entrance into the historic homes: Riverview and Townfield. St. Peters Church will also be open for tours, as well as all of Port Royal's Museums. Museum visits are free.
Save the dates: Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 for “River Jordan: Crossing to Freedom,” a dramatic theatre presentation set during the Civil War. With the Union Army occupying Fredericksburg, the city’s residents – free and enslaved – react to the army’s arrival with a mixture of fear and hope. This program is staged at both Historic Kenmore and Washington’s Ferry Farm and the experience includes a trolley ride with a historian between the sites. Visit http://kenmore.org/events.html for information on performance times and reservations.
Do you get Maryland Public Television? If so, tune in tonight at 7:30 for Preserving Virginia: The Future of History. This documentary celebrates the vast approaches to preservation and rehabilitation across the Commonwealth. Historic preservation can vary depending on the type of historic place and the need of the local community. This documentary recognizes places and communities on the forefront of these tactics in hopes to inspire others.
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