General Interest Items – January 16, 2013

Posted on Jan 13 2013 in General by admin

2.1 Henricus Historical Park: Battle of Trent’s Reach – Chester – January 19
2.2 March for Life 2013 Events – Washington, D.C. – January 24-26
2.3 Sully Historic Site Winter Programs – Chantilly – Begin January 26
2.4 DIY Goofs Could Earn You $100!

 

2.1 Henricus Historical Park: Battle of Trent’s Reach – Chester – January 19

Henricus Historical Park
51 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA

Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $8/adult; $6/child (ages 3 through 12); and free for Henricus Foundation Patrons. Refreshments–including cider, coffee, and cookies–will be served.

This event recognizes Medal of Honor recipient 2nd Lt. Walter Thorn, 116th United States Colored Troops, for his heroic efforts in the Battle of Trent’s Reach in January of 1865. Thorn ran atop the bulkhead of the canal at Dutch Gap (the location the park) just before it exploded to rescue a sentry who was not pulled off duty.

Programs will focus on the lives of military and civilian individuals during the Civil War with lectures, tours, and an exhibition highlighting Civil War artifacts found at Henricus. Featured activities include living history demonstrations of the daily lives of soldiers and of women who supported the sick and wounded. One-hour lectures will be given at the Education Center:

11:00 a.m. – John M. Coski, Historian and Library Director at the Museum of the Confederacy will present “The Confederate James River Squadron.”

12:30 p.m. – Russ Morrison, Museum Docent at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News will present “Life Aboard the U.S.S. Monitor.”

1:30 p.m. – Taft Kiser, Archeologist with Cultural Resources, Inc. will present “The Battle of Trent’s Reach.”

2:30 p.m. – Dr. Francis DuCoin, Expert on Civil War Ironclads will present “Ironclads on the James River After Trent’s Reach.”

See the website (first link) or press release (second link) for more information.

www.henricus.org/events/400th.asp

www.henricus.org/Newsroom/PressReleases/Trents%20Reach%20Civil%20War%20Press%20Release%202013.pdf

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2.2 March for Life 2013 Events – Washington, D.C. – January 24-26

Activities will take place at several locations in and around Washington, D.C., on Thursday, January 24 through Saturday, January 26, 2013. Please see the website (make sure to see all the pages) for more details on the Law of Life Summit, March for Life 5K (with two additional runs at later dates), the March for Life Rally, and the march itself. Find the details using the buttons in the sidebars and bottom of the page.

www.marchforlife.org

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2.3 Sully Historic Site Winter Programs – Chantilly – Begin January 26

Sully Historic Site
3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, VA

Warm, Wonderful Wool
Saturday, January 26, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (code: 381 183 2204); and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (code: 381 183 2205). Cost: $6/person (ages five through adults).

Learn how wool keeps us warm. Card wool, try a drop spindle, and weave on a handloom. The program includes a house tour.

Girlfriends Tea
Sunday, January 27, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $25/person (ages eight through adults). Code: 381 183 2301.

Grab your girlfriends and enjoy tea at Sully (without any football or politics). Hear the eloquence of the writings of the Lees and have the opportunity to write a letter without a computer.

Brownie Scouts–Dancer
Monday, January 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $5/scout.

African American History Month Focus Throughout February
In observance of African American history month, visitors can see an exhibit of Sully’s south road artifacts. The objects are from excavations around the late 18th-century site of Sully’s slave cabins.

Wolf Scouts–Elective 17: Tie It Right
Monday, February 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $5/scout.

Boy Scouts–Citizenship of the Nation
Saturday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $24/scout.

Chocolate “Tea”
Saturday, February 9, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $25/person (ages eight through adult). Code: 381 183 2401.

From beans to beverage, participants can grind cacao beans into luscious paste that is the base for the chocolate we all love.

Junior Girl Scouts–Playing the Past
Monday, February 11, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $11/scout (includes supply fee).

Preamble Scramble and Political Trivia
Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior adult or child. The cost reflects the regular tour price; the activity is included.

Celebrate President’s Day weekend by rediscovering the Declaration of Independence and early American presidential and political trivia. Play games such as the Sully’s own Preamble Scramble.

Bear Scout–Tying it All Up
Monday, February 18, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., $11/scout. Supply fee included.

Cold Outside–Sew Warm Inside
Saturday, February 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $10/person (ages eight through adult). Code: 381 183 2501

Sew an 18th-century pocket just as Mrs. Lee might have done. Discuss what gentry ladies and enslaved women might have carried in their pockets. One common item was a pincushion. Make one to hold your pins.

Senior Girl Scouts–Science of Style
Monday, February 25, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $13/scout. Supply fee included.

Scrapbooking with Family Photos
Saturday, March 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $30/person (ages 12 through adult). Code: 381 183 2601

Preserve memories and individual history via scrapbooking. Organize your memorabilia in a personalized album and create a family heirloom. Bring your photos, souvenirs, and artwork.

In case of inclement weather, programs may be canceled.

Register for Scout programs as you would for any other coded program. To register an entire group, call the site or the central registration line at 703-222-4664. Prices reflect Fairfax County resident discount; others may pay a higher cost (please call or e-mail).

Register for programs that have a 10-digit code online at the website, or at 703-222-4664; alternately, send your registration form and fee to FCPA/Parktakes, P.O. Box 4606, Fairfax, VA 22038-4606. To register an entire group, call the site or the central registration line at 703-222-4664. To get more information about non-coded programs, call Sully Historic Site at 703-437-1794.

Prices reflect the Fairfax County resident discount; infants and toddlers are free.

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully

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2.4 DIY Goofs Could Earn You $100!

Read this do-it-yourselfer goof and laugh along with the family handyman who was brave enough to share it–and walked away with $100! Do you have a story to share? You could win too. See the website to see the easy online entry details.

www.familyhandyman.com/great-goofs–dig–dig–dig

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