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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.
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"Lincoln's War at Washington's Boyhood Home." Monday, Jan. 14. Area resident Paul Nasca, an archaeologist with Historic Alexandria who helped unearth remains of George Washington's family home in Stafford, will address Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table. Brock's Riverside Grill, Sophia and Lafayette streets. Social time 6:30 p.m., dinner 6:45, program 7:30. rvcwrt.org. Public welcome. Come just for the program--it's free--or make dinner reservations, 3
"The 1942 Expansion of Quantico Marine Corps Base." 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17. Stafford historian-author Jerrilynn Eby MacGregor sketches physical and social impacts on families, communities as U.S. government confiscated homes to enlarge the base's training facilities and maneuver areas during World War II. Federal officials notified residents of Stafford's northern fifth that they had two weeks to vacate their properties and move furniture, cattle, farm equipment, families sacrificed for war effort. Eby MacGregor will give an illustrated address to the Stafford County Historical Society when it meets in Board of Supervisors chambers at George L. Gordon Jr. Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road. Free. Everyone welcome. staffordcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
"The Union Army's 'Valley Forge' 1863: 93 Days That Saved America." Thursday, Jan. 17. Local historian Al Conner, president of Civil War Round Table of Fredericksburg, discusses army's pivotal experiences in Stafford. At University of Mary Washington's Jepson Alumni Executive Center, 1119 Hanover St. Bar opens 5:45 p.m., social 6 p.m., dinner 6:45 p.m., program 7:30 p.m. Reservations required; 540/361-2105. Coats, ties for men; equivalent for ladies. civilwar roundtablefredericksburg.com.
Robert E. Lee's Birthday Celebration. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19. Mark Lee's 206th birthday at Stratford Hall. Attractions include Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, book-signing by Dr. James "Bud" Robertson in Gift Shop at 4 p.m., living-history portrayal of Robert E. Lee, live music and complimentary tours of Great House. Free admission. 483 Great House Road, Westmoreland. 804/493-8038; stratfordhall.org.