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Yoga on the Lawn

Saturday, 06/23/2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour-long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes offered most Saturday morning from June to October. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards, which are good for the whole season. Attachments

First Annual Independence Ball

Sunday, 06/24/2018 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy an evening of dancing in the beautiful Rockledge Mansion. The Assembly of Rockledge Dancers have prepared dance routines for the event. DANCE LESSONS: In preparation for Ball you are invited to attend 4 dance lessons prior to the event. Attachments

Colonial Camp

Monday, 06/25/2018 10:00 AM - Friday, 06/29/2018 2:00 PM

Colonial Camp is a week-long summer day camp (Monday-Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm) intended for rising 4th-6th graders. Children learn about colonial history and archaeology through fun hands-on activities and make-and-take crafts such as dipping candles, making ice cream, sewing a sampler, and writing secret messages like Revolutionary War spies! Lunch not included. Space limited; Pre-registration required. Early Bird Registration: $100; Regular Registration: $125. Scholarships available, contact us for more info.Attachments

2018 Summer Concert Series featuring Quantico Marine Corps Band

Thursday, 06/28/2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

subjectDuring 2018, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is hosting a Summer Concert Series that features military bands and ensembles. Bring your blanket or camp chair and join us on the parade deck in front of the Museum for a performance of by the Quantico Marine Corps Band. Attachments

Rippon Lodge Revolutionary Readers- A Book Club for Young Readers

Friday, 06/29/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you like to read? Then spend the summer with Revolutionary Readers at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Rippon's summer book club invites young readers (rising 4th to 6th grade) to join. This summer explore books and topics connected to early American history through the eyes of young adults. Books this year are: •Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz on June 29; •Lincoln's Flying Spies: Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War Balloon Corps by Gail Jarrow on July 13; •Dear America: The Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart The Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Gregory on July 27, and •Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic by Robert Burleigh on August 10. Each gathering of readers includes a discussion of the book, followed by interactive games, activities, crafts, food ways, and more. All titles are available at the local library and Amazon. Advance registration is required. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn

Saturday, 06/30/2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour-long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes offered most Saturday morning from June to October. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards, which are good for the whole season. 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

Yoga on the Lawn

Saturday, 07/07/2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour-long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes offered most Saturday morning from June to October. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards, which are good for the whole season. Attachments

Revolutionary War Weekend at the Weems-Botts Museum

Saturday, 07/07/2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come take a tour during Fourth of July weekend and enjoy our family-friendly special holiday program! Learn about the ways colonists rebelled before and during the American Revolution. Taste herbal teas consumed by boycotting colonists, make and take a piece of "homespun" fabric to show off your allegiance, write a coded message like a Patriot spy sign your name on the Prince William Resolves with a quill and more! Museum admission: $3/seniors and students; $5/adult; free for children under 6 and members.Attachments

Revolutionary War Weekend at the Weems-Botts Museum

Sunday, 07/08/2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come take a tour during Fourth of July weekend and enjoy our family-friendly special holiday program! Learn about the ways colonists rebelled before and during the American Revolution. Taste herbal teas consumed by boycotting colonists, make and take a piece of "homespun" fabric to show off your allegiance, write a coded message like a Patriot spy sign your name on the Prince William Resolves with a quill and more! Museum admission: $3/seniors and students; $5/adult; free for children under 6 and members.Attachments

Technology through the Ages Camp

Monday, 07/09/2018 9:00 AM - Friday, 07/13/2018 12:00 PM

Technology has been around since ancient times, it was just different than the technology we use today. Learn about the technologies used for hunting, cooking, warfare, health and more throughout Virginia's history. The camp will cover history and science from Virginia's early settlement through the 20th century with hands-on activities, crafts, games, and more. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320. Attachments

Colonial Camp

Monday, 07/09/2018 10:00 AM - Friday, 07/13/2018 2:00 PM

Colonial Camp is a week-long summer day camp (Monday-Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm) intended for rising 4th-6th graders. Children learn about colonial history and archaeology through fun hands-on activities and make-and-take crafts such as dipping candles, making ice cream, sewing a sampler, and writing secret messages like Revolutionary War spies! Lunch not included. Space limited; Pre-registration required. Early Bird Registration: $100; Regular Registration: $125. Scholarships available, contact us for more info.Attachments

2018 Summer Concert Series featuring U.S. Navy Band The Commodores

Wednesday, 07/11/2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

subjectDuring 2018, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is hosting a Summer Concert Series that features military bands and ensembles. Bring your blanket or camp chair and join us on the parade deck in front of the Museum for a performance by the the U.S. Navy Band The Commodores. The event is FREE and open to the public. Attachments

Rippon Lodge Revolutionary Readers- A Book Club for Young Readers

Friday, 07/13/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you like to read? Then spend the summer with Revolutionary Readers at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Rippon's summer book club invites young readers (rising 4th to 6th grade) to join. This summer explore books and topics connected to early American history through the eyes of young adults. Books this year are: •Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz on June 29; •Lincoln's Flying Spies: Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War Balloon Corps by Gail Jarrow on July 13; •Dear America: The Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart The Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Gregory on July 27, and •Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic by Robert Burleigh on August 10. Each gathering of readers includes a discussion of the book, followed by interactive games, activities, crafts, food ways, and more. All titles are available at the local library and Amazon. Advance registration is required. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn

Saturday, 07/14/2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour-long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes offered most Saturday morning from June to October. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards, which are good for the whole season. Attachments

FUNdraising Concert in Merchant Park

Saturday, 07/14/2018 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come out to Merchant Park for an evening of family fun and to support the preservation of your local history! Bring a picnic blanket or chairs and enjoy live music at the William Grayson Memorial Bandstand. Purchase a hot dog, popcorn, soda, and more from our concession stand then purchase some tickets to our Kid Carnival and have a blast playing old-timey games with your kids. Proceeds benefit Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc.Attachments

History in Your Hands

Sunday, 07/15/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIYH 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 pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. Attachments

Civil War Basic Summer Camp

Monday, 07/16/2018 9:00 AM - Friday, 07/20/2018 12:00 PM

The Civil War Basic Camp is a unique hands on approach to the history of the American Civil War. Activities include enlistment, drill and tactics, uniforms and equipment, flags, food ways and shelters used by both Union and Confederate Infantry. The camp includes a tour of the 1861 portion of Manassas National Battlefield. Registration for this camp can be done on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320 or 703-365-7895. Attachments

157th Anniversary Commemoration of First Manassas

Saturday, 07/21/2018 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Join park staff as we commemorate the 157th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) with a variety of historian led walking tours and living history demonstrations. All ranger-led walking tours will last 60-90 minutes. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn

Saturday, 07/21/2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour-long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes offered most Saturday morning from June to October. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards, which are good for the whole season. Attachments

Free Children's Day at the Weems-Botts Museum

Saturday, 07/21/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a combined STEM/history lesson! Learn about Dumfries' harbor and why it silted in through a hands-on experiment. See if you can craft a "seaworthy" vessel. Try it out in our mini-harbor and see if you can keep your "cargo" (tea bag) dry! Make a model ship to take home. Craft and snacks, while supplies last. Sponsored by Walmart.Attachments

Civil War Homefront Camp

Monday, 07/23/2018 9:00 AM - Friday, 07/27/2018 12:00 PM

The Homefront camp is designed to give participants a feel for life as a young person while fathers and older brothers are off fighting the War. Activities will include farm chores, food ways to include substitutions, Court day, 19th century fishing, letters to loved ones, sewing and needle work. On the last day participants will have a community picnic and homemade ice cream. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320 or 703-365-7895. Attachments

2018 Summer Concert Series featuring U.S. Navy Concert Band

Thursday, 07/26/2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

subjectDuring 2018, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is hosting a Summer Concert Series that features military bands and ensembles. Bring your blanket or camp chair and join us on the parade deck in front of the Museum for a performance by the U.S. Navy Concert Band. The is a FREE event and open to the public. Attachments

Rippon Lodge Revolutionary Readers- A Book Club for Young Readers

Friday, 07/27/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you like to read? Then spend the summer with Revolutionary Readers at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Rippon's summer book club invites young readers (rising 4th to 6th grade) to join. This summer explore books and topics connected to early American history through the eyes of young adults. Books this year are: •Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz on June 29; •Lincoln's Flying Spies: Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War Balloon Corps by Gail Jarrow on July 13; •Dear America: The Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart The Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Gregory on July 27, and •Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic by Robert Burleigh on August 10. Each gathering of readers includes a discussion of the book, followed by interactive games, activities, crafts, food ways, and more. All titles are available at the local library and Amazon. Advance registration is required. Attachments

Yoga on the Lawn

Saturday, 07/28/2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enjoy performing yoga on the lawn with amazing views of the Potomac River and historic Rippon Lodge in the background. No one could ask for a better outdoor venue to exercise. Join certified instructor Christopher Glowacki for an hour-long Vinyasa yoga practice. Beginning yoga students to well versed devotes are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, towel and plenty of water; beginners may want to bring a block and/or strap. Classes offered most Saturday morning from June to October. Call Rippon Lodge to confirm class day and times. Those purchasing 10 classes will receive punch cards, which are good for the whole season. Attachments

Historic Living at Rippon Lodge Summer Camp

Monday, 07/30/2018 9:00 AM - Friday, 08/03/2018 12:00 PM

What was it like to live at Rippon Lodge 270 years ago? What happened on the farm? What did children learn, eat, make or do to contribute to the household so long ago? What did the Blackburns do to survive difficult periods of weather? Come encounter life at the Blackburn's homestead during the Colonial era at Rippon Lodge's four-day camp. Each day, campers experience all new hands-on activities, crafts, chores and more! The camp will run rain or shine. Reservations are required and space is limited. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org. Call 703-499-9812 for more information. Attachments

2018 Summer Concert Series featuring U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters

Thursday, 08/09/2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

subjectDuring 2018, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is hosting a Summer Concert Series that features military bands and ensembles. Bring your blanket or camp chair and join us on the parade deck in front of the Museum for a performance by the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters. This is a FREE event and open to the public. 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

History in Your Hands

Sunday, 08/19/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIYH 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 pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. Attachments

History in Your Hands

Sunday, 09/16/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIYH 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 pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. Attachments

History in Your Hands

Sunday, 10/21/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIYH 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 pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. 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

History in Your Hands

Sunday, 11/18/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIYH 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 pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. Attachments

History in Your Hands

Sunday, 12/16/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIYH 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 pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. Attachments


 

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