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History Calendar for week of Jan. 6, 2013
History Calendar for week of Jan. 6, 2013

 You know the original Valley Forge (Washington, Lafayette pictured). Hear about ' Union Army's 'Valley Forge' 1863.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Visit the Photo Place
Date published: 1/8/2013

Please enter information online at events.fredericksburg.com. Select "History" category. You may also email
Email: tandc@freelancestar.com (subject: History Calendar), or fax 540/373-8455. Deadline: noon Thursday preceding Tuesday publication. 540/374-5461.

"All the 'Burg's a Stage." 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10. Join Christopher Uebelhor, director of collections and exhibitions at Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, for "Culture and Cocktails." He'll offer a peek at music and theater items--instruments, programs, playbills, more--in the museum's collection that have never been exhibited or have been in storage for years. Enjoy informal setting, friendly discussion, light fare and open bar in museum's Catherine W. Jones McKann Center, 1001 Princess Anne St. Free. Museum members only; advance registration required. Contact Melanie Johnson, 540/371-3037, ext. 400, or
Email: mjohnson@famcc.org for details or to register.

Winter Birding: Mixed-Species Flocking. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Stratford Hall in Westmoreland County. At this historic site on Virginia's Northern Neck, Dr. Andrew Dolby of the University of Mary Washington will describe benefits of flocking for birds, with special emphasis on mixed-species flocks. From tropical rainforests to temperate forests, birds of all ecosystems seek protection and increase their foraging success by seeking company with others. Pre-registration suggested. $10. 804/493-1972; stratfordhall.org.

Religious Freedom Day. 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13. Dignitaries commemorate 236th anniversary of drafting, in Fredericksburg, of Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. The statute inspired Article I of the U.S. Constitution. The annual event starts with a one-mile parade, departing Fredericksburg train depot at 1:15 p.m., proceeding north on Caroline Street, turning west onto Amelia Street, north on Washington Avenue, and finishing at Religious Freedom Monument at Washington Avenue and Pitt Street. Bishop E.W. Jackson and Herb Titus, both of Chesapeake, will speak. Pastor Douglas W. Kittredge of New Life in Christ Church will give the invocation. Father Don Rooney of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will give the benediction. Del. Bobby Orrock will be master of ceremony. Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw will deliver the city's proclamation for the anniversary.

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