The Life and Legacy of John Marshall: The Great Chief Justice
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

The Life and Legacy of John Marshall: The Great Chief Justice

As part of our Year of John Marshall celebration, MHAA has invited scholars to present on every aspect of the Great Justice’s life and career, from his legal legacy to his personal life and business connections. The symposium will be held at historic Llangollen Farm, located on property once owned by the Marshall Family. Click here for more information.

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Mosby and his Rangers in Northern Virginia: A Symposium
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Mosby and his Rangers in Northern Virginia: A Symposium

The Mosby Heritage Area Association, NOVA Parks, and the Stuart-Mosby Historical Society are proud and excited to join together to bring a compelling combination of presentations, living historians, and displays that tell the stories of the people, places, and events that unfolded across Northern Virginia during the Civil War. Click here for more information.

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Virginia and the Great War: A Centennial Commemoration
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Virginia and the Great War: A Centennial Commemoration

The First World War left an indelible mark on the modern world, and one hundred years later the reverberations of the conflict are still felt. MHAA has invited a panel of renowned historians to examine the impact of the Great War on the nation and in Virginia. Our program begins with a symposium at the historic Grace Episcopal Church in Berryville, Va and also includes a reception at the historic Clermont Farm. For more information or to register click here

 

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Conversations in History: Northern Virginia's Historic Turnpikes
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Conversations in History: Northern Virginia's Historic Turnpikes

So many roads crisscross Northern Virginia today and humans travel on them so frequently that we often take our roads and highways for granted. But roads remain a huge piece of our modern infrastructure. When the settlers of Northern Virginia began laying out their communities, their roadways were crucial to the prosperity of this region, often in ways we do not think about today.

Join NOVA Parks and the Mosby Heritage Area Association for a look at Northern Virginia's historic turnpikes. Members of the panel include the following historians:

  • Dr. Warren Hofstra, editor of The Great Valley Road of Virginia and author and editor of numerous other works
  • Jane Covington, a local historian and historic preservationist
  • Mike McDonnell, Fairfax County Park Authority
  • Rich Gillespie, MHAA Historian Emeritus and member of the Loudoun Rural Roads Initiative

If the weather permits, the discussion will be followed by a walking tour of the historic road trace of the Old Carolina Road just west of Mt. Zion Church.

This event is free, though donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the Conversations in History series support the educational outreach programs of the Mosby Heritage Area Association and NOVA Parks.

For more information, please call (540) 687-5188.

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A Landscape Under Threat: Conserving the Blue Ridge, Northern Piedmont, and Lower Shenandoah
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

A Landscape Under Threat: Conserving the Blue Ridge, Northern Piedmont, and Lower Shenandoah

We all love Virginia! We love our open spaces and we value our history and culture. But the pressures of development are all around us. Learn more about protecting the Virginia we love with this free workshop. Click here for more details and to RSVP.

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Edmund Randolph: A Forgotten Founding Father
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Edmund Randolph: A Forgotten Founding Father

Historian Stephanie Walters will discuss the Randolph family feud as well as Edmund Randolph's role in the Continental Congress, his positions in George Washington's Cabinet, and his eventual descent into obscurity. The program will be followed by a tour of Carter Hall. Click here to purchase your tickets.

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2017 Heritage Hero Awards Reception
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

2017 Heritage Hero Awards Reception

  • National Sporting Library & Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This award recognizes individuals or organizations in the Heritage Area who have made significant lifetime contributions to the preservation of our historic landscape. The 2017 recipients are the Fauquier-Loudoun Garden Club and the Friends of the Balls Bluff Battlefield.

This event is free, but please reserve your seat by calling (540) 687-6681 or emailing jmoore@mosbyheritagearea.org.

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Historic Houses Dinner Parties
Nov
11
6:30 PM18:30

Historic Houses Dinner Parties

Join the Mosby Heritage Area Association for an elegant dinner party at a privately owned historic house. Dinners will be held at the following historic homes, all of which are near Middleburg, Aldie, Leesburg, and Lincoln: Ardarra Farm, Oakland Green, Farhill Farm, Murray Hill, Narrow Gate, and Stoke.

All proceeds made from this dinner benefit the Mosby Heritage Area Association's education programs held throughout the Heritage Area.

Attire for the dinners is cocktail attire. Tickets are $200 per person. Please call (540) 687-6681 to reserve your spot today while tickets are still available.

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Legends by Lanternlight: Remembrances of Brentsville
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

Legends by Lanternlight: Remembrances of Brentsville

  • Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear the stories of Brentsville from the perspective of the people who lived and passed through here during the Civil War.  The program will be led by the costumed interpreters of the Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group. The county seat for Prince William County during the Civil War, Brentsville saw soldiers passing through it throughout much of the Civil War.  Confederates used the village as a point of mustering point at the beginning of the war before Union soldiers occupied the area from 1862-1865.  The community even witnessed a few minor, but deadly battles.  Come learn these stories and more as part of a lantern-lit tour of this historic village.

Walking is required.  Please dress appropriately. This program is FREE.

For questions, please call (540) 687-5188 or 703-365-7895.

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Conversations in History: "...Frank having subsequently run away..." A Fresh Look at the Frank Wanzer Escape
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Conversations in History: "...Frank having subsequently run away..." A Fresh Look at the Frank Wanzer Escape

On Christmas Eve 1855 Frank Wanzer and five other individuals escaped from a farm near Aldie, risking their lives for a chance at freedom. The story became incredibly popular after William Still recounted it in his 1872 book covering stories from the Underground Railroad.

So what happened in one of America's most famous slave escapes, which began in the Mosby Heritage Area? Join NOVA Parks and MHAA for the final installment of the 2017 Conversations in History series as they welcome historian Deborah Brower. Brower will explore this sensational episode in Northern Virginia's history with new research and a fresh eye.

Cost for the program is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Please dress for the weather.

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20th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War: The 1862 Maryland Campaign, South Mountain and Harpers
Oct
6
to Oct 8

20th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War: The 1862 Maryland Campaign, South Mountain and Harpers

  • Middleburg Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join noted historians Thomas Clemens, Eric Wittenberg, Dennis Frye, Robert Krick, Ted Alexander, and more for this year's annual Civil War Conference in Middleburg.  Friday and Saturday feature lectures by some of the top historians on the 1862 Maryland Campaign, followed by a Sunday bus tour of the South Mountain and Harpers Ferry battlefields.

Partial registration of $225 gets you the Friday and Saturday lectures.  Full registration of $450 gives you access to the Friday and Saturday lectures, dinner on Saturday, and the Sunday bus tour.  Order your tickets now; there are only a couple of spots left on the bus!

See the detailed schedule of events here.

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Speaking of the Past: Revisiting the Civil War in Loudoun, A Special History Panel Discussion
Oct
1
2:00 PM14:00

Speaking of the Past: Revisiting the Civil War in Loudoun, A Special History Panel Discussion

Welcoming Remarks by
The Honorable Phyllis Randall
Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors
&
The Honorable Geary Higgins
Loudoun County Supervisor, Catoctin District


Lee Stone--The Loudoun Rangers: A Union Battalion in Loudoun County

Kevin Grigsby--From Loudoun to Glory: African American Soldiers in the Civil War

Pastor Michelle Thomas--Unknown No Longer: African American Burial Grounds After the Civil War

Bronwen Souders & Lee Lawrence--Faith, Freedom and the Conflict of Slavery

Donna Bohanon--Free Black Communities and People Prior to the Civil War

Donald Cooper--The History of Loudoun's Confederate Statue

Kevin Pawlak--Confederate Soldiers and Civilians: Loudoun During the War

Free and Open to the Public

(Panel discussion will take place at the Oatlands Pavilion. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.)

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