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Upcoming at Washington Heritage Museums

November 1, 2018 – Speaker Series
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Fredericksburg
Speaker: B.L. Trahos, Docent at Gunston Hall
Interpreting 18th Century Foodways: B. L. Trahos will talk about the development of Gunston Hall’s foodways program. The program, which began 30 years ago, used primary sources such as letters, diaries, advertisements, and the notes of Jefferson’s butler Etienne Lemaire to create food in a historic kitchen that would have been accurate and available in the 18th century.

November 22, 2018 – CLOSED in observance of Thanksgiving

November 23-24, 2018 – John Frazer Night
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Rising Sun Tavern
Rising Sun Tavern Keeper John Frazier died on the property shortly after opening the business in the 1790’s – and some say he never left. Enjoy a “spirited” candlelight tour highlighting the life of John Frazer and his alleged afterlife pranks! Thanks to Culpeper Paranormal Investigations, there is new and exciting information to share with you!
LIMITED AVAILABILITY ADMISSION. Timed tours are given each ½ hour. Reserve your tour by emailing [email protected], or by calling 540-371-1494
Tickets are $10, $8 for WHM members. Buy tickets online.

December 2, 2018 – Holiday Open House
4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Mary Washington House
Tour the Mary Washington House by candlelight in the spirit of an 18th century Christmas. Shop for unique gifts in the gift shop while sipping hot cider and sampling Mary Washington’s famous gingerbread. The gift shop will be hosting a sale with so many wonderful items to choose from you will be able to cross some holiday shopping off your list!
This is a FREE event! Bring all of your friends and family!

December 6, 2018 – Speaker Series
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Fredericksburg
Speaker: Daphne Ahalt, University of Mary Washington Intern & Researcher at the Rising Sun Tavern

“A Commodious House:” Rising Sun Tavern of the 19th Century
December 7, 2018 – Open House at the Rising Sun Tavern
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Rising Sun Tavern
A holiday tour of the Rising Sun Tavern is a treat for the entire family! Join us to tour this historic property, beautifully decorated for the season and vibrant for the holidays. Taste seasonal treats and beverages, including Glasgow Punch, and listen to Colonial Faire in the Taproom during this FREE event! We will also have live vignettes of Tavern life. Special thanks to Flavors of Fredericksburg for sponsoring our open house.
This FREE event is Washington Heritage Museums gift to a supportive community! Bring all of your friends and family!
House tours will be at timed intervals for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests.

December 24-25, 2018 – All sites CLOSED in observance of Christmas

December 31, 2018 – All sites CLOSED in observance of New Year’s Eve

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