Sunday, March 2, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm
Join Douglas Lees, the award-winning equine photographer, as he showcases some of his best-known photos and tells the fascinating stories about his many years of photographing foxhunts, steeplechases and other equine events. Participants will have the opportunity to talk to Douglas following his presentation and to purchase prints of his works that he has personally chosen for this event. His award-winning photos will be on display.
Sunday, March 8, 2014, 10:00 am
Richard Gillespie, Director of Education for MHAA, will lead a two-hour tour highlighting Leesburg’s experience through four years of civil war by examining the historic landscape of the town. Dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the Thomas Balch Library. Sponsored by the Thomas Balch Library and the Mosby Heritage Area Association
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3:00 pm
Talk by Richard Gillespie, Director of Education for MHAA. This is the sixth talk in a series of Sesquicentennial talks that focus on the Mosby Heritage Area during the Civil War. Mr. Gillespie will examine our region’s activities during 1864 and their impact on soldiers and civilians alike. The program is co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and the Mosby Heritage Area Association.
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10:00 am
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. Interpretation of the sites will be given by members of the Mosby Heritage Area Association’s Gray Ghost Interpretive Group including the famed 1864 Lottery at Rectortown, Mosby’s use of safe houses, attacking the railroad, and exploring graffiti in a warehouse used to hold captured Union soldiers. A lunch with program will follow the ride.
Riders will need to sign a release and present a copy of a Coggins Test for their horses.
MORE DETAILS FOR RIDERS WILL BE POSTED HERE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS!
$45 for MHAA members and past participant (includes lunch)
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:00 pm
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
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
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.
SAVE THE DATE!
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
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.
$65 for MHAA members
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 7:00 pm
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.
Sunday, July 6, 2014, 6:30 pm
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.
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:30 pm
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.
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3:00 pm
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.
The weekend of October 3-5, 2014
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.
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN APRIL.
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
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.
Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
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.