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    New Exhibit: "The War to End All Wars: Fauquier's Call to Duty"

    Running Through February 2019

     

    2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entrance into World War I. Discover the different ways Fauquier County aided in the Great War. Help us commemorate those who served, as well as those who helped the war effort back home.

    New Exhibit: "Life in General Population"

    Permanent Exhibit Room

     

    What was life like for those who served time in the old Fauquier County Jail? Serving as the only county jail prior to 1966, this exhibit offers an interactive and in depth look at jail life of the general population between 1823 and 1966. Discover why Fauquier County was required to build a new jail, explore what it was like to sleep on a metal cot, and learn the stories of inmates who once resided in the jail.

    New Exhibit: "Fauquier Frontier Outposts"

    Opens Mid- December 2018

     

    Take a step back in time and explore what life was like during the early days of settlement in Fauquier. Where did different settlers come from? How did each utilize the land? Do any of these settlements still exist today? Discover Virginia's frontier prior to it becoming Fauquier County.

     

    This exhibit was created in conjunction with Fauquier County Public Schools' Government Internship Program.

    Mysteries of the Murals Tour 12:30pm

    December 15, 2018 12:30pm

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    Mysteries of the Murals Tour 1:30pm

    December 15, 2018 1:30pm

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    Please check back often as we are still adding 2019 programs, events, and exhibits!

    Interested in becoming part of our volunteer team? Email info@fauquierhistory.org

    Fauquier Historical Society Annual Meeting

    January 10th

    6:30pm

    Located at the John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton

     

    Curious to learn what the Fauquier Historical Society has been up to in 2018? We welcome old and new members to our annual meeting. Meet members of the board, and museum staff as we discuss the last year and our goals for 2019. Also join us for a special speaker presentation.

     

    This event is free, and will be located at the John Barton Payne Building (directly across the street from The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail).

    Mysteries of the Murals Walking Tour

    March 16, 2019 12:30pm Tickets Coming Soon

     

    Take a step back in time and travel the streets of Warrenton with author, David Goetz. On this tour visitors, will explore three building murals hidden in Historic Downtown Warrenton. Discover their stories, the painters, and the marks they leave on Warrenton today. Tour will take approximately 45 minutes. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

     

    Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. Rain date will be following day.

    **Visitors are urged to bring binoculars**

    Col. Mosby Sites Walking Tour

    March 30, 2019 12:30pm Tickets Coming Soon

     

    Explore the history of the Civil War a walking tour highlighting the life of Colonel John S. Mosby. Lead by author, David Goetz, the tour will guide visitors to numerous sites associated with the “Grey Ghost” and his legacy in Old Town Warrenton. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

     

    Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. Rain date will be following day.

    Let's Volunteer Day 2019!

    April 6, 2019

     

    Stay tuned for more details! Interested in joining our volunteer team, email info@fauquierhistory.org.

    Explore Main Street: A Historic View

    April 13, 2019 1pm Check back for tickets

     

    Join us for a leisurely stroll down Warrenton's Historic Main Street. Walk with local historian Lory Payne and discuss the history, design, and stylistic changes as Warrenton has grown. Explore stories from the past that make each building in historic "Old Town" unique. The tour will begin at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby St. in Warrenton, VA. The tour will take about 1.5 hours and walk along the sidewalks on Downtown Warrenton. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

     

    **Comfortable walking shoes are recommended**

    First Friday

    May 3, 2019 6-8pm

    FREE Admission

    Historic Home of Culpeper St. Walking Tour

    May 11, 2019 1pm Check back for tickets

     

    Known for its lovely and stylistic homes, Culpeper Street in "Old Town" Warrenton is full of history. Take a step back in time with a walking tour lead by local historian Lory Payne. The tour will begin at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby St. in Warrenton, VA. The tour will take about 1.5 hours and walk along the sidewalks. This walking tour does include hilly terrain. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

     

    **Comfortable walking shoes are recommended**

    Mother's Day

    May 12, 2019

    FREE admission for all Mothers!

    Warrenton Spring Festival Yard Sale

    May 18, 2019

    9am-4pm

     

    Join us for a yard sale benefiting the Fauquier Historical Society. To donate items, please contact Erin at info@fauquierhistory.org or 540-347-5525.

    First Friday

    June 7, 2019 6-8pm

    FREE Admission

    Mysteries of the Mural Walking Tour

    June 8, 2019 12:30pm Check back for tickets

     

    Take a step back in time and travel the streets of Warrenton with author, David Goetz. On this tour visitors, will explore three building murals hidden in Historic Downtown Warrenton. Discover their stories, the painters, and the marks they leave on Warrenton today. Tour will take approximately 45 minutes. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

     

    Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. Rain date will be following day.

    **Visitors are urged to bring binoculars**

    A Society of Rebels: The Life of Amanda Virginia Edmonds

    Jun 13, 2019 6:30pm Check back for tickets

    $5/ person

    FREE FHS Members

     

    Amanda Edmonds was a young woman when Civil War came to her village of Paris in Fauquier County, Virginia. Paris sat at the crossroads of war: Ashby Gap Turnpike led both Union and Confederate armies past Paris on their way to major battles in Winchester and Gettysburg, while the Warrenton Road took fighting armies South toward Richmond and the lower Confederate States.

     

    Amanda kept an extraordinary war era diary giving readers inside information of her brothers and cousins in Mosby’s 43rd Battalion. From it we learn about living in a Mosby ‘safe house,’ as well as being constantly raided by Union troops. The war’s most famous generals, including Union General McClellan and the Virginia’s own Robert E. Lee lead men past Amanda’s eyes and on to her diary pages.

     

    Join editor of Amanda's Diary, and local historian, Lee Lawrence in a talk about the average lives of Fauquier County affected by this fascinating time period.

    Father's Day

    June 16, 2019

    FREE admission for all Fathers!

    Col. Mosby Sites Walking Tour

    June 22, 2019 12:30pm Check back for tickets

     

    Explore the history of the Civil War a walking tour highlighting the life of Colonel John S. Mosby. Lead by author, David Goetz, the tour will guide visitors to numerous sites associated with the “Grey Ghost” and his legacy in Old Town Warrenton. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

     

    Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. Rain date will be following day.

    Explore Main Street: A Historic View

    June 29, 2019 1pm Check back for tickets

     

    Join us for a leisurely stroll down Warrenton's Historic Main Street. Walk with local historian Lory Payne and discuss the history, design, and stylistic changes as Warrenton has grown. Explore stories from the past that make each building in historic "Old Town" unique. The tour will begin at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby St. in Warrenton, VA. The tour will take about 1.5 hours and walk along the sidewalks on Downtown Warrenton. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

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    **Comfortable walking shoes are recommended**

    Ice Cream Social

    June 29, 2019 1-3pm

    10 Ashby Street, Warrenton, VA

     

    Celebrate the beginning of summer at the Fauquier History Museum with a cool treat! Meet our staff, volunteers, and board members and learn about the different programs offered by the museum and society. Don't forget to sprinkle on the fun with a trip inside the museum! Donations are graciously appreciated.

     

    *Rain Date: June 30, 2019 1-3pm

    First Friday

    July 5, 2019 6-8pm

    FREE Admission

    Paranormal Investigation

    July 12, 2019 7-9pm Check back for tickets

    $20/person

     

    Located in Warrenton’s Old Jail, the Fauquier History Museum has had its fair share of paranormal activity. Sightings, unexplained voices and sounds, and other paranormal activity have been reported by both staff and guests. Join staff and the Culpeper Paranormal team in this after hours’ tour and investigation.

    *This event is not suitable for children under 12.

    **Children under 18, must be accompanied by an adult.

    Historic Home of Culpeper St. Walking Tour

    July 20, 2019 1pm Check back for tickets

     

    Known for its lovely and stylistic homes, Culpeper Street in "Old Town" Warrenton is full of history. Take a step back in time with a walking tour lead by local historian Lory Payne. The tour will begin at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby St. in Warrenton, VA. The tour will take about 1.5 hours and walk along the sidewalks. This walking tour does include hilly terrain. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

     

    **Comfortable walking shoes are recommended**

    First Friday

    August 2, 2019 6-8pm

    FREE Admission

    First Friday

    September 6, 2019 6-8pm

    FREE Admission

    Mysteries of the Mural Walking Tour

    September 7, 2019 12:30pm Check back for tickets

     

    Take a step back in time and travel the streets of Warrenton with author, David Goetz. On this tour visitors, will explore three building murals hidden in Historic Downtown Warrenton. Discover their stories, the painters, and the marks they leave on Warrenton today. Tour will take approximately 45 minutes. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

     

    Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. Rain date will be following day.

    **Visitors are urged to bring binoculars**

    Grandparent's Day

    September 8, 2019

    FREE admission for all grandparents!

    Paranormal Investigation

    September 13, 2019 7-9pm Check back for tickets

    $20/person

     

    Join us for a special Friday the 13th tour! Located in Warrenton’s Old Jail, the Fauquier History Museum has had its fair share of paranormal activity. Sightings, unexplained voices and sounds, and other paranormal activity have been reported by both staff and guests. Join staff in this after hours’ tour and investigation.

    *This event is not suitable for children under 12.

    **Children under 18, must be accompanied by an adult.

    Col. Mosby Sites Walking Tour

    September 21, 2019 12:30pm Check back for tickets

     

    Explore the history of the Civil War a walking tour highlighting the life of Colonel John S. Mosby. Lead by author, David Goetz, the tour will guide visitors to numerous sites associated with the “Grey Ghost” and his legacy in Old Town Warrenton. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

     

    Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. Rain date will be following day.

    Explore Main Street: A Historic View

    September 28, 2019 1pm Check back for tickets

     

    Join us for a leisurely stroll down Warrenton's Historic Main Street. Walk with local historian Lory Payne and discuss the history, design, and stylistic changes as Warrenton has grown. Explore stories from the past that make each building in historic "Old Town" unique. The tour will begin at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby St. in Warrenton, VA. The tour will take about 1.5 hours and walk along the sidewalks on Downtown Warrenton. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

     

    **Comfortable walking shoes are recommended**

    First Friday

    October 4, 2019 6-8pm

    FREE Admission

    Warrenton Ghost Tours

    October 18, 19, 25 &26th

    Check back for tickets and more details!

     

    Come out and enjoy an hour of ghostly tales as the Fauquier Historical Society’s costumed guides lead you through Old Town Warrenton. Tickets are $15 for adults/children over 12, and $5 for children under 12.

    Tours are limited and sell out quickly so get your tickets early! Due to limited tour sizes all tickets are non-refundable.

     

    * 6PM tours are specially designed for families with younger children and we strongly encourage families with children to sign up for these.

    ** All tours start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby Street Warrenton, VA 20186.

    Veteran's Day

    November 11, 2019

     

    FREE admission to all Veterans. All branches of service welcomed!

    *Military ID is required

    Mysteries of the Mural Walking Tour

    December 7, 2019 12:30pm Check back for tickets

     

    Take a step back in time and travel the streets of Warrenton with author, David Goetz. On this tour visitors, will explore three building murals hidden in Historic Downtown Warrenton. Discover their stories, the painters, and the marks they leave on Warrenton today. Tour will take approximately 45 minutes. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

     

    Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. Rain date will be following day.

    **Visitors are urged to bring binoculars**

    Col. Mosby Sites Walking Tour

    December 21, 2019 12:30pm Check back for tickets

     

    Explore the history of the Civil War a walking tour highlighting the life of Colonel John S. Mosby. Lead by author, David Goetz, the tour will guide visitors to numerous sites associated with the “Grey Ghost” and his legacy in Old Town Warrenton. Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members.

     

    Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. Rain date will be following day.