History at Sunset

Summer 2015 History at Sunset Schedule

We are excited to announce our schedule for our popular Friday night History at Sunset series. Unless otherwise noted, all programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes.

June 12: Starting the Show: A Walk to the Upper Pontoon Crossing. Start at Chatham, 120 Chatham Lane, 22405. Frank O'Reilly.

June 19: Hospitals and Forgotten Graves in the Wilderness: The Carpenter Farm. At the Izaak Walton League, 12400 Herndon Road, 22553. John Hennessy.

June 26: The Trail and Tale of Stonewall Jackson's Arm. Meet at Ellwood, 36380 Constitution Hwy, 22508. Eric Mink and Beth Parnicza.

July 3: Heroes and Homefolk: A Walk Though the City and Confederate Cemeteries. Head of Amelia Street, 22401. John Hennessy.

July 10: Mayhem and Missed Opportunities: Chancellorsville's Battle for the Bullock Road. Start at Chancellorsville Visitor Center, 9001 Plank Road, 22553. Frank O'Reilly and Beth Parnicza.

July 17: Unleash the Thunder: Artillery Marye's Heights. Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd., 22401. Frank O'Reilly and Peter Maugle. Includes firing demonstration.

July 24: History Interactive: The Legacy of War. Meet at the Bloody Angle, Tour Stop 3, Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield. Beth Parnicza and John Hennessy.

July 31: Belle Plain: Gateway to War. Meet at Belle Plains Boat Club, 984 Belle Plains Road,22405. John Hennessy and Noel Harrison. Bring a lawn chair!

August 7: Life of a House: Chatham by Candlelight. NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 8 p.m. 120 Chatham Lane, 22405.

August 14: Companions in Battle: Animals of War. A Family-Friendly Campfire Program. NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 8 p.m. Prospect Hill, Tour Stop 6, end of South Lee Drive, Fredericksburg Battlefield. Bring a lawn chair!Peter Maugle.

For more information, contact the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center at (540) 373-6122.

History at Sunset

Two park historians speaking at a History at Sunset.

Mac Wyckoff


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