Search Results

Rippon Lodge Girl Scout Badge Camp

Saturday, 04/21/2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come to Rippon Lodge to earn your Brownie and Junior Girl Scout Badges! There are 2 badges per day. Today's badges are Painting and Drawing. Reservations are required and space is limited. Scout leaders must purchase the badges on their own. Attachments

History of Cooking with the Pat White Center: Spring on the Farm

Saturday, 04/21/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Before the creation of grocery stores, families in Virginia had to live off what they could grow and raise from home. Now that spring is here, it is time to start the planting and begin enjoying fresh food again. Make paper pots and plant seedlings to grow a variety of vegetables and learn about how the grounds and dependencies are used. Advance registration is required. Attachments

Free Children's Day

Saturday, 04/21/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a special Children's Day Program. In recognition of Earth Day, families can help us weed and replant our pollinator garden. Wear clothes you can get dirty in, sunscreen, and bug spray. Nature craft and snack included while supplies last.Attachments

Brentsville Wildflower Walk

Saturday, 04/21/2018 1:00 PM

Take a walk with the Master Gardener and wildflower aficionado, Jeannie Couch, as she describes Virginia's spring wildflowers along a one mile nature trail. Jeannie will provide magnifying loops, and you will receive handouts identifying the flowers. Attachments

World War I Wednesday - Cultural & Material History

Wednesday, 04/25/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

subjectIn commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, the Museum will be hosting WWI Wednesday educational displays the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Our Education and Community Outreach teams will be displaying WWI uniforms and gear in Leatherneck Gallery. There will also be a craft for children! Admission to the Museum and parking are FREE! Attachments

Stafford Elementary School Percussion Ensemble

Thursday, 04/26/2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

subjectJoin us in Leatherneck Gallery for a musical performance by the Stafford Elementary School Percussion Ensemble. Open to every one and FREE! Attachments

Rippon Lodge Girl Scout Badge Camp

Saturday, 04/28/2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come to Rippon Lodge to earn your Brownie and Junior Girl Scout Badges! There are 2 badges per day. Today's badges are Making Games and Playing the Past. Reservations are required and space is limited. Scout leaders must purchase the badges on their own. Attachments

Walking Tour of Historic Towns-Dumfries

Friday, 05/04/2018 7:00 PM

Once a major port on the East Coast, Dumfries changed to the capital of Prince William County before becoming a quiet town. Tour will start at the Weems-Botts Museum. Attachments

World War I Wednesday

Wednesday, 05/09/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

subjectIn commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, the Museum will be hosting WWI Wednesday educational displays the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Our Education and Community Outreach teams will be displaying WWI uniforms and gear in Leatherneck Gallery. There will also be a craft for children! Admission to the Museum and parking are FREE! Attachments

Dumfries Charter Day

Saturday, 05/12/2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A free day of family fun commemorating the oldest-chartered town in Virginia! Opening ceremony to be held at the William Grayson Memorial Bandstand at 11:00am followed by a schedule of musical and dance performances. The Weems-Botts Museum will be free and open to the public and will feature costumed interpreters in living history vignettes. Come chat with Parson Weems himself! Food and craft vendors, living history demonstrations and reenactors, children’s activities, raffles, and informational tables on local resources and historical organizations will be open throughout the event. Sponsored by the Town of Dumfries. For more information, call (703) 221-2218. The Weems-Botts Museum is operated by Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the historic heritage of Dumfries - Virginia’s oldest chartered town. Historic Dumfries Virginia also hosts educational programs and events and maintains a research library, archive, and collections of artifacts related to Dumfries' history. Attachments

Annual MRE Cook-off!

Saturday, 05/12/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

subjectThe National Museum of the Marine Corps is looking for a few good cooks to compete in our Annual MRE Cook-off! Here are the guidelines for the cook-off: 1. Contestants “blindly” pull 2 MREs from a box 2. Contestants will create one meal from the 2 MREs for presentation to a panel of judges. 3. Contestants can bring any special ingredients they can fit into a gallon plastic bag (approximately the size of a cargo pocket on the utility uniform) to use to enhance their meal. 4. The Museum will furnish heating elements and other basic supplies. After tasting all the contestants' meals, our judges will choose one skilled “chef” to take home the coveted Golden Canteen Cup! This is always a fun event to attend. We hope you will join us! Attachments

Scottish Tea at the Weems Botts Museum

Sunday, 05/13/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Enjoy a seated tea service in the Museum Annex while learning about Dumfries' Scottish heritage, followed by a tour of the historic house museum. Tea service includes Harney & Sons Scottish tea and gourmet baked Scottish treats. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scottish-teas-at-the-weems-botts-museum-registration-44492680806Attachments

History in your Hands

Sunday, 05/20/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

subjectHIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these events. There is no fee for this program, but preregistration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. To register for the monthly program, contact Scott Gardiner at 703-432-8455, email scott.gardiner@usmcu.edu. Attachments

World War I Wednesday

Wednesday, 05/23/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

subjectIn commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, the Museum will be hosting WWI Wednesday educational displays the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Our Education and Community Outreach teams will be displaying WWI uniforms and gear in Leatherneck Gallery. There will also be a craft for children! Admission to the Museum and parking are FREE! Attachments

Walking Tours of Historic Towns-Haymarket

Friday, 06/01/2018 7:00 PM

One of the first towns in Western Prince William, Haymarket emerged from Civil War destruction to become a vibrant community. Tour will start at Town Hall. Attachments

Family Day - WWI - 100th Anniversary of Belleau Wood

Saturday, 06/09/2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

subjectIt's the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. involvement in WWI. June 6th is particularly significant to the Marine Corps at the Battle of Belleau Wood. Living history, special displays and activities will take place inside the Museum and out. Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts can earn their Celebrating Community and Play the Past badges while at this event. Family Day events are open to the public and FREE! Attachments

Scottish Teas at the Weems-Botts Museum

Sunday, 06/10/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Historic Dumfries Virginia is excited to announce a new program coming this spring - Scottish Teas at the Weems-Botts Museum. The program starts with a seated tea service in the Museum’s Annex Building where guests will savor Harney & Sons Scottish tea and gourmet Scottish scones and shortbread while learning about Dumfries’ Scottish heritage. Ever wondered how Dumfries got its name? This spring is the perfect time to find out! The program concludes with a tour of the Weems-Botts Museum. The guided tour includes period rooms decorated in 18th, 19th, and 20th century styles and covers how the property was used as a vestry by the colonial church, as a book depot by Parson Weems (George Washington’s first biographer and author of the cherry tree story), as a law office by Benjamin Botts (Aaron Burr’s youngest defense attorney during his 1807 treason trial) and as a home for nearly a century by the Merchant Family. This special springtime program will be offered on the second Sunday of the month in April, May, and June. The May program is offered on Mother’s Day. Each program runs from 10:00am-11:30am. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call Historic Dumfries Virginia at (703) 221-2218. For more information and driving directions, please visit www.historicdumfriesva.org Attachments

Walking Tours of Historic Towns-Occoquan

Friday, 07/06/2018 7:00 PM

A historically diverse community, Occoquan started as a colonial trading post before transforming into the modern town today. Tour will start at Town Hall.  Attachments

Family Day - Awesome Aviation

Saturday, 08/11/2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

subjectMarines first started to fly in battle during WWI. Learn about the principles of flight and try your hand at our paper airplane test strip. Family Day events are open to the public and FREE! Attachments

PWC African American History & Culture Bus Tour

Saturday, 11/17/2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Are you interested in unique and powerful stories behind the African American history of Prince William County? If so, join local historians for our African American History and Culture Bus Tour! We will travel the county, stepping back in time from the 1800s to the 1960s; stopping at many special (and some forgotten) sites. We'll talk about lifestyle, challenges, & focus on the power of education. Sign up and come along for this very special experience! Tour will start in the parking lot.  Attachments


 

Complete Site Directory