Crysanthemum Jubilee
Chrysanthemum Jubilee 2013. Chrysanthemum Jubilee 2014 coming on November 15, 2014


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


Save the Date!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Stuart Family Reunion
Brandy Station, Virginia


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

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Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:00 pm
VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market
and The Berkeley Family of Aldie

Aldie United Methodist Church for presentation
39325 John Mosby Highway
Aldie, VA 20105
Berkeley House
39325 John Mosby Highway
Aldie, VA 20105
Troy Marshall, Site Director for New Market Battlefield, will bring the story of the VMI cadets who fought in the May 1864 battle to life during our program commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of New Market.  This is one of the most fascinating stories of the American Civil War with the VMI cadets being called out and marching the 100 miles from Lexington to New Market; meeting the enemy across a recently plowed field on the Bushong Family farm; marching through that wet field facing enemy guns on the hill above them and losing their shoes in the mud; and then carrying the day.
Local historian, Eric Buckland will introduce us to Edmund Berkeley, Jr. who was a VMI cadet.  Berkeley was born in Aldie and wounded with his fellow cadets at the Battle of New Market in May 1864.  In the spring of 1865, Berkeley joined Mosby’s Rangers. Wynne Saffer will speak on the Berkeley Family.
Following these presentations, we will go to Berkeley House where Tom DeLashmutt will host a tour of Berkeley House.  
Authors Eric Buckland and Dan Morrow will be on the porch at Berkeley House signing their books.  Eric Buckland is author of Mosby’s Keydet Rangers which highlights VMI cadets who rode with Col. John S. Mosby, including Edmund Berkeley, Jr.   Dan Morrow’s Murder in Lexington tells the story of the murder of Cadet Thomas Blackburn.
Tickets are $25 for MHAA members and $35 for non-members.



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


Save the Date!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Chrysanthemum Jubilee


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