Historic Blenheim Site 10th Anniversary Celebration
- Date: 11/03/2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Location: Historic Blenheim
3610 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
- Introduction: Come help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Historic Blenheim site: talks, tours, and new discoveries. Light refreshments served.
Help celebrate the tenth anniversary of Historic Blenheim from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 3 at the Historic Blenheim site, 3410 Old Lee Highway. There are a bevy of events planned for the celebration, which is free and open to the community.
Talks will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on the acquisition and preservation of Historic Blenheim property, and new discoveries unfolding at the site.
Tour the Historic Blenheim House at noon, 1 pm, and 2 pm.
Activities and refreshments will be offered in the Civil War Interpretive Center.
Visit the Gallery, which features exhibitions and a replica of the attic — that features graffiti from Civil War soldiers on both sides of the war.
Historic Blenheim is nationally significant for the voluminous quantity and quality of examples of Civil War inscriptions. More than 122 signatures, pictographs, games, and thoughts were left on the house walls by Union soldiers during their occupation of the Fairfax Court House area in 1862-63. This "diary on walls" provides insight into typical soldier life and extends to the effect of this war on local residents — such as the Willcoxon family — and free and enslaved people of African descent.
Information: email, 703-591-6728