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The “Melting Pot” at War: Foreign Born Soldiers in the Civil War

The years before the Civil War saw waves of immigration unprecedented in the history of the United States. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants as well as a few foreign nationals, fought for their adopted country. This program explores their lives, … Continue reading

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Women Who Fought as Men in the Civil War

During the Civil War there were hundreds of documented cases of women who disguised themselves as men to serve in the military.  Living history interpreter Tracey McIntire discusses some of the more fascinating cases as she explores what motivated these … Continue reading

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Falls Church Civil War Day

Cherry Hill Park will host both civilian and soldier living history demonstrations.  Activites will include firing and drilling exercises, a Civil war medical tent, letter readings, period music and a tent with children’s activities.  This year the event will also … Continue reading

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Kids’ Victorian Tea and Dress-up Party

Learn about 19th century dress and manners, try on our period clothing, play a parlor game and enjoy a tea party in our dining room. Ages 8 and up.  Call 703-248-5171 for reservations.

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Victorian Craft Workshop

Kids will learn how to stencil and marbleize paper.  Ages 10 and up. Call 703-248-5171 for reservations.

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Archaeologists in Training

Kids will examine artifacts from past digs at Cherry Hill and become amateur archeologists as they try to piece together artifacts. Afterwards they will make a special pouch for collecting their own discoveries. Ages 8-12. Reservations are required.  Call 703-248-5171.

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Civil War Spy Camp

Learn about local Civil War spies and try your hand at decoding messages. Ages 8 – 12. Call 703-248-5171 for reservations.

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Old-fashioned Cooking Class for Kids

Children will grind corn, make bread, churn butter and make lemonade at the historic farmhouse.  Ages 8 – 12.  For reservations call 703-248-5171.

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Celtic Music Concert

Enjoy a lively evening of Irish music with the band Isle of Treora.  Jigs, reels, hornpipes and ballads will be played on fiddle, banjo, guitar, bouzouki and bodhran. All this takes place in the intimate setting of the farmhouse parlor.

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Valentine Tea

Bring someone special to our Valentine tea.  A costumed docent will give an entertaining talk about love in the 19th century before ushering guests into the lovely dining room for a full tea of sandwiches, assorted sweets, warm scones and … Continue reading

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