• Upcoming events

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    *Please note all walking tours are rain or shine*

    McCormick's Corner

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    Explore Fauquier's agricultural history in a new interactive space. Geared toward pre-k and elementary children this specially designed area features hands-on activities for children and their families. We invite visits by families, and community groups to explore, experience, and connect Fauquier history in a fun environment.

     

    Veterans of Fauquier County

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    Fauquier County has a rich history of military service and this exhibit explores the stories of eight veterans of Fauquier County throughout its history. Includes stories from the Barbary Wars to World War II. Names will be rotated periodically throughout the year to feature new stories.

    Women Are People: The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia

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    The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia was the most successful suffrage organization in the South. The ESL played an instrumental role in educating the state on women's suffrage, pushing for an amendment to the state constitution, and eventually attempting to get the 19th amendment ratified in Virginia. Come to the museum to learn more about the history the ESL and how they brought the suffrage movement to Fauquier County.

    Col. Mosby Sites Walking Tour

    January 24th, 2021 7pm

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    Ticket price=$10

     

    Explore the history of the Civil War with a walking tour highlighting the life of Colonel John S. Mosby. This tour will guide visitors to numerous sites associated with the “Grey Ghost” and his legacy in Old Town Warrenton. If you look closely you might even catch a glimpse of him yourself! Walking tour fee is $10/person

     

    Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail.

    The Leadership of George Washington: A Virtual Lecture with Dr. Peter Henriques

    January 23rd, 2021 7:00pm

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    Ticket price=Donation of any amount

     

    In his new book First and Always: A New Portrait of George Washington, Dr. Peter Henriques examines specific aspects of George Washington's life with fresh perspective. In this lecture, which will take place over zoom, he will talk about the ten traits that made Washington a great leader. Afterwards, there will be a question and answer session.

     

    The lecture will start at 7PM on Saturday January 23rd. You will need a free zoom account to join the talk. We hope to see you there!

    How Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine: A Virtual Lecture with Dr. Kelley Deetz

    February 6th, 2021 7:00pm

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    Ticket price=Donation of any amount

     

    Join us as Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz gives a lecture on the subject of her critically acclaimed book titled Bound to the Fire: How Virginia's Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine. Dr. Deetz is the Director of Programming, Education, and Visitor Engagement at Stratford Hall.

     

    The lecture will take place on Zoom, a videoconferencing tool. Guests will need to sign up for a free zoom account and include their email so that they can receive the link for the lecture.

     

    The Civil War in the Heart of America: A Virtual Lecture with Dr. Edward Ayers

    March 20th, 2021 7:00pm

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    Ticket price=Donation of any amount

     

    Dr. Edward Ayers, one of the most distinguished Civil War scholar in the country, will give a vitrtual lecture on his award-winning book In the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America 1859-1863. This lecture will cover the period of 1859-1861 as two counties with similiar geographies in Virginia and Pennsylvania are plunged into Civil War. Augusta county, the Virginia county he examines in detail, was similar in many ways to Fauquier County, providing a fascinating look at the emotions and thoughts of Virginians as war envelopes their lives.

     

    The lecture will take place on Zoom, a videoconferencing tool. Guests will need to sign up for a free zoom account and include their email so that they can receive the link for the lecture.