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(Rescheduled) Hugh Mercer Birthday Open House

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the 293rd birthday of Hugh Mercer with us! Mercer fought at the Battle of Culloden during the Jacobite uprising, and later came to America. He served in the French and Indian War, and later practiced medicine in Fredericksburg before becoming a Brigadier General in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Mercer died of wounds suffered in the Battle of Princeton in January 1777. In honor of his birthday, there will be an open house at the Hugh Mercer…

Sweet History at the Rising Sun Tavern

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Connect your favorite Valentine’s treats with their remarkable histories. Learn the tantalizing stories of how each of them came to be true American sweethearts. You’ll start with a sampling of the earliest aphrodisiacs (4,000 years old) and end with Cinnamon Hearts (1940s) with such favorites as truffles (turn-of-century), Conversation Hearts (1860s), heart-shaped chocolates, and the ever-delicious marshmallow sweets (2000 BCE/mid-1800s) and even more. But your jaw will drop when you hear the stories, all about traditions of love and courtship,…

Presidents’ Day – Pay Half Price!

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit Washington Heritage Museums' sites - the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Mary Washington House, and Rising Sun Tavern - in honor of Presidents' Day and receive half-price standard admission rates during normal business hours. Exclusions apply to Heritage Passes.

Happy Birthday, George Washington!

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy cake, punch and children's activities while honoring George Washington and his wonderful legacy. Celebrate his birthday with a tour of the Mary Washington House where you will learn about the woman who raised him. Participation included with the cost of admission.

UMW Philharmonic Orchestra’s Season Finale Masterworks: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons feat. Nadja Salerno- Sonnenberg

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Passion, excitement, and innovation are the hallmarks of internationally acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s artistry. Praised for her compelling performances, daring interpretations, and electric stage presence, she is renowned for her work on stage and in the recording studio. Ms. Salerno-Sonnenberg becomes the 3rd legendary violinist to perform with the Philharmonic in recent years, but this will be in a more intimate musical setting: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Elgar’s Larghetto from Serenade for Strings. Wind and percussion lovers don’t ‘fret’, because…

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