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Your Help is Needed to Conserve Prince William County History

Provided by Prince William County Historic Preservation In 1902, Virginia passed a new state constitution in its legislature. The primary goal was to limit the African American vote throughout the state. There were numerous ideas as to how to do this without violating Federal Law. As a result, the following requirements were added: voters had to be able to fill …

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Guided Hiking Tours at Cockpit Point Park

Join the Prince William County Historic Preservation team on a special tour of Prince William County’s newest historic park, Cockpit Point Civil War Park. Tours of the site will take place at 10:00 a. m., 1:00 p. m. and 3:00 p. m. Reservations are required for the tours. Tours will include difficult terrain and off trail style hiking. For reservations …

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Coming This July To Prince William Historic Preservation

Provided by Prince William County Historic Preservation Summer is here, our sites are open for tours, and it is a perfect opportunity to visit Prince William County’s historic treasures! Get outside and learn about some of the county’s historic properties at our many special programs or regular tours, offered Thursday-Monday from 11:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m. Take a look at our …

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Brews and Brains Series at Bad Wolf Brewery

Provided by Prince William County Historic Preservation 6:00 p. m.- 8:00 p. m., free, donations accepted. The Prince William and Northern Virginia area has a rich social history throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in which beer played a part. Join the Historic Preservation Division and Bad Wolf Brewery as we examine the role of beer throughout American History …

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Easter Egg Hunt at Rippon Lodge

Provided by Prince William County Historic Preservation 11:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.; $5.00 per Child, $2 per Adult; Free for 2 and under. Eggs have been hidden among the trees, bushes and vines at Rippon Lodge, and we need you help to find them! Along with the search for eggs, crafts, games, and tours of the historic house …

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Eggstravaganza at Ben Lomond Historic Site

Provided by Prince William County Historic Preservation 11:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.; $5 per person, 2 and under free Ben Lomond Historic Site and Pat White Center at Ben Lomond are coming together for a special Eggstravagazna, but we have lost our eggs and are asking for your help to find them! Egg Hunts will be every hour …

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Potomac Blockade Bus Tour

Provided by Prince William County Historic Preservation 8:30 a. m. – 4:30 p. m.; $80 per person (lunch included) From September 1861 through March 1862 the Confederate army was able to blockade the Potomac River. Join historians for a special bus tour that will explore this little known period of Civil War history. Tour includes lunch and departs from Williams …

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Brews and Brains Series at Bad Wolf Brewery

Provided by Prince William County Historic Preservation The Prince William and Northern Virginia area has a rich social history throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in which beer played a part. Join the Historic Preservation Division and Bad Wolf Brewery as we examine the role of beer throughout American History in this four-part series of lectures, artifacts, and activities. …

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Preserved Area from the Civil War’s Potomac Blockade Opening for Tours

Provided by Prince William County The Cockpit Point Civil War Park, the county’s newest historic property, will open at 11:00 a. m. on March 11, with guided tours by reservation. The park is located at 18245 Cockpit Point Road in Dumfries. The Cockpit Point Battery, or canon emplacement, is eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places …

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Historic School House Opens for Tours in Honor of Black History Month

Provided by Prince William County The Lucasville one-room school house will be open weekends in February for tours in honor of Black History Month. The school house is the only surviving one-room African American school house in Prince William County. The school house, located at 10516 Godwin Drive in Manassas, would have been used by African American children between 1885 …

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