On Saturday, October 31, enjoy a ride-and-walk tour through three of the oldest cemeteries in town. Members of the Society have conducted tours of the Masonic (established 1784), Gordon Family & Mary Washington monument (1789) and St. George's Church (about 1735) cemeteries for the past 13 years. We'd love to introduce you to the politicians, military veterans, community leaders and just plain folk of the 18th and 19th centuries who now repose here.
Tours depart from the Fredericksburg Visitor Center (706 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401) at 11:00 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and are about an hour and a half long. Please board the Fredericksburg Trolley with an 18th century gentleman as your guide.
On Sunday, November 1, celebrate the first English-speaking Thanksgiving in the New World at Berkeley Plantation (12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City, VA 23030). From noon until 4:00 p.m., Society members will be on hand with games enjoyed by Colonial Virginians that you can play today. For more information about this event, visit www.virginiathanksgivingfestival.com.
When the French tall ship Hermione, a replica of the frigate that brought General Marquis de Lafayette from France to America in 1780, made a stop in Alexandria, Virginia, members Jane Pease and Dan McMahon were there to greet the ship and crew.
The next RCHS Business Meeting is October 13.
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Last updated on October 11, 2015.