Monthly Archives: November 2013

FALLS CHURCH CIVIL WAR DAY

It happened here! Learn how the Civil War affected Falls Church as re-enactors portray both civilians and soldiers from the period. Watch soldiers conduct firing and drilling exercises, listen to spy stories, letter readings and period music. Look for our … Continue reading

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“Intelligence in the Civil War: From Amateurs to Professionals,” a lecture by Jon Wiant

Join us for an afternoon of intriguing Civil War history as professional speaker, retired Senior Intelligence Officer, and authority in the world of intelligence, Jon Wiant, discusses this fascinating subject of espionage and its development throughout the Civil War. Topics … Continue reading

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Spring Break Fun for Kids: Victorian Tea and Dress-up Party

Learn about 19th century dress and manners, try on period clothing, play a parlor game, and enjoy a traditional tea party in our dining room. Recommended for children ages 8 to 14 For more information and reservations please call 703.248.5027

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Spring Break Fun for Kids: Victorian Crafts Workshop

Learn about Victorian era customs and celebrations, while making some of them to take home. Children will decorate their own hand fans, make calling cards, sew a wrist-bag, and discuss holidays and special events. Please pack a snack! Recommended for … Continue reading

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Spring Break Fun at Cherry Hill: Civil War Soldiers and Spies

Would you have made a good spy during the Civil War? Learn about local spies and try your hand at decoding messages. Also discussed are local encampments and changes in civilian life during the war. Please pack a snack! Recommended … Continue reading

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Spring Break Fun at Cherry Hill: Archaeologists in Training

Children will examine artifacts from past digs here at Cherry Hill and become amateur archaeologists as they piece together artifacts. Afterwards they will take to the grounds and investigate the changes made to the property from the late 19th century … Continue reading

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Spring Break Fun at Cherry Hill: Old-fashioned Cooking for Kids

Children will grind corn, make corn bread, churn butter, and make their own lemonade. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12 For more information and enrollment call 703.248.5027

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Easter Hat Tea

There is no better way to begin the spring season then to bring a friend to this delightful talk and tea. Victorian Society presenter, Linda Lau, will display select hats from her private collection and discuss Easter traditions, old and … Continue reading

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Natural Egg Dying Open House

Learn to decorate eggs the old-fashioned way! Come to historic Cherry Hill and spend the afternoon naturally dying your Easter eggs. We supply the materials, you decorate! For more information and reservations please call 703.248.5171

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Basket Decorating Workshop

Bring your own basket and come to historic Cherry Hill for a morning lesson in decoration. All materials, other than baskets, will be provided. For more information and reservations please call 703.248.5171

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