Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:00 am
7th Annual Mosby Ride
Exploring Historic Rectortown in the Mosby Heritage Area
Rectortown Area of Fauquier County

Claybrook
3131 Lost Corner Road
Rectortown, VA 20140  

Join us on a two hour walk/ride in and around the Fauquier County village of Rectortown. The ride will visit historic sites associated with the Civil War command of Colonel John S. Mosby and the 1862 occupation of Rectortown by Union General George B. McClellan.

Members of the Gray Ghost Interpretive Group will provide stories of the famed 1864 Lottery, Mosby’s use of safe houses, and attacks on the railroad. Riders will be allowed to explore graffiti in the warehouse used to hold captured Union soldiers.

Lunch will follow the ride.

Riders are required to sign a Release Waiver and present a copy of a Coggins Test for their horses.

Click here to download a Registration Form and Release Waiver.

$45 for MHAA members and past participant (includes lunch)
$50 for non-members (includes lunch)
$25 for lunch only

Options:

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:00 pm
The Final Rendezvous: A Visit to Mosby Rangers’ Graves in Mt. Zion Church, Sharon and Ivy Hill Cemeteries
Mt. Zion Church Cemetery
40309 John Mosby Highway
Aldie, VA 20105
Sharon Cemetery
Federal Street
Middleburg, VA 20117
Ivy Hill Cemetery
John Mosby Highway
Upperville, VA 20184

Join Eric Buckland and Don Hakenson on a tour of the final resting places of 49 of Mosby’s Rangers; Mt. Zion Church, Sharon, and Ivy Hill Cemeteries. The tour will visit some of these graves where anecdotes about the men’s lives, both during the war and after, will be told. There will be a stop at the Caleb Rector House in Atoka to visit the site where John Mosby officially formed Company A of the 43rd Battalion of the Virginia Cavalry. Refreshments will be offered at the Rector House. Participants will travel from site to site in their own vehicles.

$15 for MHAA members
$20 for non-members

Options:
 

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee Program
Mosby Safe House Life at Belle Grove
Belle Grove
1402 Winchester Road
Delaplane, VA 20144

The Mosby Heritage Area Association’s Gray Ghost Interpretive Group will present a series of dramatic reminiscences at dusk and by lantern-light that explore the nature of life at a Mosby safe house in 1844. Belle Grove was the home of noted diarist Amanda Virginia Edmonds who recorded it all.

$8 Adults
$4 Students

SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, June 1, 2014, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
An Afternoon at Llangollen
Llangollen Farm
Upperville, VA

Join us for an afternoon in the country at Historic Llangollen. Picnic lunch, house and garden tours, music, and more.

This event is still in the making, so watch for more details.

June 29, 2014
Francis Scott Key: Talk and Book Signing with Marc Leepson
Oak Hill Farm
Leesburg, VA

Historian, journalist and author Marc Leepson will present a lively talk on his latest book, What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life, the first biography of the author of The Star-Spangled Banner in more than 75 years, at historic Oak Hill. Marc will explore the life and legacy of the prominent Washington, D.C., lawyer who became an American icon after writing what would become our National Anthem two hundred years ago during the September 13-14 Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812.
Every American knows the name Francis Scott Key, but few know anything about the man other than the fact that he wrote The Star-Spangled Banner. Marc Leepson will illuminate Key's fascinating life and times. Books will be available for signing after the talk.

$65 for MHAA members
$75 for non-members

Options:

 

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 7:00 pm
Conversations in History Series
The Nature of Sacrifice: Union Cavalry Officers and the Fight at Mount Zion
Historic Mount Zion Church
40309 John Mosby Highway
Aldie, VA 20105

Carol Bundy, author of a biography of Colonel Charles Russell Lowell of the 2nd Massachusetts, will speak on the Union Cavalry at Mount Zion Church during the Sesquicentennial weekend commemoration of the Fight at Mount Zion Church on July 6, 1864. She will bring alive the nature of the young Bostonians of the California Battalion who took on the hunt for Mosby in 1864. The program is co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and the Mosby Heritage Area Association.

$10 Adults
Students Free

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 6:30 pm
Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee Program
Cavalry Clash at Mount Zion, July 6, 1864
Historic Mount Zion Church
40309 John Mosby Highway
Aldie, VA 20105

The Gray Ghost Interpretive Group, living history interpreters, will present a series of dramatic reminiscences at disk as we discover the nature of the horrific cavalry clash at Mount Zion Church late on the afternoon of July 6, 1864, exactly 150 years ago. The program is co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and the Mosby Heritage Area Association.

$8 Adults
$4 Students

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:30 pm
Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee Program
The Berryville Wagon Train Raid
Headquarters of the Clarke County Historical Society
32 East Main Street
Berryville, VA

The program will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Berryville Wagon Raid and events that followed. Follow the story of Mosby and his Rangers as they attacked an enormous wagon train of Sheridan’s Union Army of the Shenandoah early on the morning of August 13, 1864 as told by MHAA’s Gray Ghost Interpretive Group. This program is co-sponsored by the Clarke County Historical Society and the Mosby Heritage Area Association.

$10 Adults
Students Free

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3:00 pm
Conversations in History Series
James Monroe and the Making of a President
Historic Mount Zion Church
40309 John Mosby Highway
Aldie, VA 20105

Scott Harris, Executive Director of the James Monroe Museum at Fredericksburg, will talk about our fifth U.S. President, James Monroe. The program is co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and the Mosby Heritage Area Association.

$10 Adults
Students Free

The weekend of October 3-5, 2014
17th Annual, Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War
July 1, 1863, Gettysburg—The First Day
Middleburg Community Center
300 West Washington Street
Middleburg, VA 20117

The Mosby Heritage Area Association is proud to announce that its 17th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War will focus on the first day of action at Gettysburg. Eight Civil War historians and authors will explore and examine command decisions made on July 1, 1863 in a small Pennsylvania town whose name will forever be remembered.

The conference begins on Friday evening with food and two talks, followed on Saturday with 6 talks and an evening at the Red Fox Inn. Participants will board a bus and head for Gettysburg on Sunday.

Conference Schedule:

Friday, October 3, 2014

4:00 Registration, Reception and Book Browsing

5:00 Suffering and Calamity Will be Overruled: The Citizens of Gettysburg, Speaker John Rudy

6:15 Southern Strategy Behind the Confederacy’s Raid North, Speaker Gary Gallagher

Saturday, October 4, 2014

8:00 Registration and Coffee

8:30 John Buford: “The Devil’s to Pay”, Speaker Eric Wittenberg

9:45 Mission Command Along the Mason Dixon Line: George G. Meade and John F. Reynolds During the Gettysburg Campaign, Speaker Chris Stowe

11:00 A Bad Day for Confederates: Davis, O’Neal and Iverson,Speaker Robert K. Krick

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Longstreet’s Great Lie on July 1st, Speaker Kim Holien

1:45 “These Men Are Not Cowards”: The Eleventh Army Corps, Speaker Stuart Dempsey

3:00 “Take That Hill If Practicable…” Richard E. Ewell, Robert E. Lee, and the Decision Not to Attack Cemetery Hill on July 1, 1863, Speaker Wayne Motts

4:15 Panel Discussion with our historians and authors

6:15 Cash Bar at Red Fox inn

7:00 Dinner at Red Fox Inn

Sunday, October 5, 2014

8:00 Bus leaves Middleburg for Gettysburg. Guides for the battlefield are Wayne
Motts and Stuart Dempsey

5:00 Return to Middleburg

Ramsey and Owens Booksellers from Richmond will be available on Friday and Saturday with book selections of our authors works as well as many other related titles.

Full registration for the conference is $425. This includes all talks; food on Friday evening, Saturday morning, lunch and dinner with beverages and snacks throughout the day, and Sunday lunch; and the bus trip on Sunday.
Partial registration for the talks on Friday and Saturday is $200. This includes everything but Saturday dinner and the Sunday bus tour.

Depending on the availability of seating (full registration participants have first choice)
Saturday’s dinner can be purchased separately for $75 and the bus trip on Sunday can be
purchased at $200. For these purchases, call the MHAA office at 540-687-6681.

There is also an opportunity to give support to the Mosby Heritage Area Association by becoming a Conference Donor; Angel Level at $100, Sponsor Level at $525 ($100 donation and 1 full registration ticket), Patron Level at $675 ($250 donation and 1 full registration ticket), Benefactor Level at $1,000 Level ($575 donation and a full registration ticket), and Heritage Level at $2,000 ($1,150 donation and two full registration tickets).

Click here to download a brochure with schedule, bios of our speakers, and registration form.

Sign up online below

Ticket Options:
 

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee Program
The Haunted Turnpike
Aldie Mill
39401 John Mosby Highway
Aldie, VA 20105

MHAA’s Gray Ghost Interpretive Group will present a series of unnerving sketches of the unexplainable, uncomfortable, and downright haunted events from Civil War Aldie and the Little River Turnpike. Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. Meet at Aldie Mill! This program is co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and the Mosby Heritage Area Association.

$10 Adults
$5 Students

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee Program
The Great Burning Raid
Silver Brook Farm Bed and Breakfast
15286 Woodgrove Road
Purcellville, VA

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Great Burning Raid in Loudoun Valley by 5,000 Union cavalry ordered to burn out John Singleton Mosby and his command, MHAA’s Gray Ghost Interpretive Group will bring the events of November and December 1864 alive through intense sketches on location at historic Silver Brook Farm, just across the road from the Potts-Neer Mill ruins.

$8 Adults
$4 Students