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Spooky Stuff at Historic Properties in the County

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Provided by Prince William County October is the month for spooky stuff.  The Prince William County Historic Preservation Division will highlight some of the eerie, ghostly and creepy things from the past that might have crawled into the present. Overnight stays, fireside tales and scary movies are on the events list for this October. Prince William County is home to …

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Bluegrass Bands, Bird Walks and Art at County’s Historic Properties

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Provided by Prince William County Banjos, mandolins, guitars and fiddles will provide a bluegrass soundtrack for the second annual Brentsville Day at the Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre on Saturday, Sept. 22. The free event, set to run between 10:00 a. m. and 4:00 p. m. at 12229 Bristow Road, will also include hayrides, farm animals and living historians. Hosted by …

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Important Piece of History from 1902 Could Be Restored With Your Vote

Provided by Prince William County Look under the letter “R” in the “white” poll book, and you might find at least a dozen names. Look under the same letter in the “colored” poll book, you would be lucky to find one. The Prince William County Historic Preservation Division has two Brentsville District poll books from 1902 — one labeled “Colored” …

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Lots of Halloween Happenings this Weekend

Provided by Prince William County Superheroes, goblins, ghouls, monsters and all manner of creatures are welcome at Prince William County’s public libraries this Halloween season for costume parades, scary and not-so-scary stories, trick-or-treating, games and snacks. The Potomac Community Library, at 2201 Opitz Blvd. in Woodbridge, will host a Halloween party between 1:00 p. m. and 2:30 p. m. on …

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World War I Exhibit Remembers Area Soldiers and Home Front

Provided by City of Manassas In 1917 and 1918, the Manassas Railway Depot was the scene of many tearful goodbyes as young men from the area shipped off to World War I battlefields a world away. Their experiences—and the community they left behind—are the subject of a new Manassas Museum exhibit, The Forgotten World War, opening on Oct. 6 at the …

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Virtual Tours of Historic Properties

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Provided by Prince William County The Prince William County Historic Preservation Division and the Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center, or RELIC, are teaming up to bring virtual tours of the county’s historic properties. The tours, on July 20 at 11:00 a. m. and July 25 at 7:00 p. m. at the Bull Run Regional Library at 8051 Ashton Avenue in …

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Carters of Virginia Exhibit Translated to Spanish

Provided by City of Manassas The Manassas Museum currently features New World Aristocracy: The Carters of Virginia.  This exhibit is a joint effort between the Manassas Museum and the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division.  Maria Diaz, a volunteer at the Manassas Museum, has translated the exhibit into Spanish.  A Spanish companion guide will be available to visitors beginning on Tuesday, …

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The Carters of Virginia at the Manassas Museum

Provided by the City of Manassas The Carter family is the focus of a new joint exhibit, New World Aristocracy: The Carters of Virginia, opening at the Manassas Museum on August 15. The exhibit, a joint effort between the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division and the Manassas Museum, features rare artifacts on loan, items never before displayed, and hands-on children’s activities. …

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Sesquicentennial Leadership Award

Provided by the City of Manassas City of Manassas, VA . . . The City of Manassas and Prince William County, were the recipients of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission’s Leadership Award for the area’s efforts in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War during the past seven years. The Sesquicentennial events in and around …

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Winter Lecture Series Focuses on WWII and Vietnam War

Provided by Prince William County History buffs can get a monthly dose of facts and insights through the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division’s 2015 Winter Lecture Series. David Born, the division’s Historic Programs Coordinator, said the lectures, usually held on the last Thursday of the month, give people something to do when it’s cold outside. “We have established a …

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