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From Washington Heritage Museums

Fredericksburg, VA — Imagine celebrating a delightful evening under the stars in the gardens of George Washington’s mother. Guests will enjoy live music, savory treats, and refreshing cocktails at Washington Heritage Museums’ fourth annual fundraiser, “Bourbon & Boxwood” at the Mary Washington House on September 22, 2018 from 7-10 p.m.

The event will celebrate the nonprofit’s four museums while raising funds for their care, preservation, and interpretation for future generations. The associated museums include the Mary Washington House, Rising Sun Tavern, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop and St. James’ House.

Admission of $75 per person ($35 tax deductible) includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar with bourbon tastings and signature drinks, and a night of fun including live performances by The Harry Wilson Trio, Ask Fred, and Whiskey Django Foxtrot. Raffle tickets will be available for a beautiful painting of the Rising Sun Tavern and a variety of lovely prizes and experiences. Tickets will be sold in groups of five for $20. Guests can also try their luck in a “wine pull” by purchasing a $40 ticket that guarantees a prize of a bottle of wine valued at $20-$90.

Proceeds from the event will support the ongoing mission of Washington Heritage Museums.

A lit up tent at night. The tent is classy and ornate. It is crowded.

Tickets for the event may be purchased by September 10, online, by phone, or in person at the Washington Heritage Museums office, 1300 Charles St., Fredericksburg, VA., 22401. The office is open 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 540/373-5630.

Washington Heritage Museums would like to thank its generous sponsors. Without their support this fundraising event would not be possible. Tent Sponsor: Mary Jane O’Neill, Bar Sponsor: Zenith Aviation, Washington Level Sponsors: Virginia Partners Bank and Bev & Don Newlin, Charles Street Sponsors: Colonial Internal Medicine Associates, Stonehaven Homes, and Union Bank and Trust, 1890 Club Sponsors: Jessica & Chuck Beringer, Ginnie & Jim Branscome, Gail & Harrison Braxton, Pat & Stephen Gaske, Jennifer & Nick Harding, Chrissy & Mike McDermott, Julia Schwarz, and Jan & Lawrence Toperoff.

Additional sponsorships were available at the Caroline Street and Lewis Street Levels. Washington Heritage Museums salutes each sponsor for their outstanding support!

People sit around, talking.

The Washington Heritage Museums mission is to preserve, promote and maintain four 18th-century properties in Fredericksburg, VA, and develop dynamic educational resources and programs to engage and inspire the interest of everyone. The group’s properties are the Mary Washington House, the Hugh Mercer Apothecary, the Rising Sun Tavern and St. James’ House. Learn more about the museums, membership, and volunteer opportunities at

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