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The Irish Railroad Workers Museum, Baltimore

By John Cowgill The day was February 28, 1827.  The city was Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America.  The first railroad tracks were laid.  The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad had begun in Baltimore, and it would spread across the continent.  A roundhouse was built to service the trains to keep them running. It was at this very place where the …

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Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show Returns June 2 and 3

The Spring Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show will be held rain or shine on Saturday, June 2, from 10:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m. and Sunday, June 3, from 10:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. in downtown Historic Occoquan. A 49-year tradition, this award winning outdoor street festival features nearly 300 artisans and crafters, fun interactive activities for the …

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National Travel & Tourism Week

Provided by Prince William County Office of Tourism Each May, tourism offices across the country celebrate the travel industry during National Travel & Tourism Week (May 6-12, 2018). Northern Virginia is no different. What makes this region unique is the five destinations that come together year-round to promote “Virginia’s Cultural Region” in both domestic and international travel markets. The Northern …

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May Events in Greater Prince William

  There are so many reasons for visitors to enjoy Prince William County this Summer. May kicks off the Summer season and there are a variety of events you can find throughout the region to get out and enjoy! Events include concerts, festivals and family friendly events for the community. For more events in Prince William, click here. For hotels, …

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Get Social: Dancing in Prince William

By Carla Christiano Maybe you don’t know a box step from a two-step or a swing dance from a salsa. Or, maybe you’ve been dancing for years and just want to find somewhere nearby to hone your skills. Although the Prince William area is not exactly known for its dance spots, there are a few places to go if you want to learn a …

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NOVA Veterans Month at ONO Brewing Company

  During May, ONO Brewing Company in Chantilly will be honoring veterans by giving a portion of their tips to Northern Virginia Veterans Association. On May 19, Armed Forces Day, from 11:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m., there will be live music, giveaways, and a chance to meet representatives from NOVA Veterans at ONO Brewing. If you can’t attend …

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Occoquan River Blessing of the Fleet

Provided by Occoquan River Maritime Association (ORMA) More than a hundred and fifty recreational boats are anticipated to take part in the Blessing of the Fleet on May 19. The Occoquan River Maritime Association (ORMA) is sponsoring the event. The Blessing of the Fleet is open to all boats in the area, drawing from a fleet of some 2,500 boats …

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Occoquan Introduces Discover Occoquan on May 19

Provided by Town of Occoquan The Town of Occoquan and the Occoquan Merchants Guild will host Discover Occoquan Day on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m. in downtown Historic Occoquan. This brand-new event features a full day of free activities for everyone, including a boat parade, interactive classes and free demonstrations hosted by Occoquan …

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Occoquan Spring Arts and Crafts Show

By Jennifer Lazzo Occoquan will be filled with vendors, shoppers and entertainers taking part in the spring Occoquan Arts and Crafts show on June 2 and 3. For 49 years, booths displaying handmade items, artwork and home decor have lined the historic town’s normally quiet streets, enticing visitors young and old alike. “While the size of the show has gotten …

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Morven Park, Leesburg

By John Cowgill, with Kristi Stilen-Lee The year is 1928, and you have received an invitation to an open house at the home of Westmoreland Davis, Governor of Virginia.  You accept the invitation and head out to his estate, known as Morven Park, in Leesburg, Virginia.  The governor and his wife Marguerite greet you in the grand entry hall and show …

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