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"Elizabeth Thomas: African-American Landowner of Ft. Stevens" and the "Battle of Ft. Stevens"

  • Date: 02/23/2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Historic Blenheim
    3610 Old Lee Highway
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030
  • Introduction: Living historian Donise Stevens will present the life of Elizabeth Thomas whose house and land in a free black community in upper NW Washington. D.C., was taken to build Ft. Stevens, and Ranger Kenya Finley with the NPS will speak on the "Battle of Ft. Stevens."

Saturday, February 23 - Historic Blenheim

"Elizabeth Thomas:  The Free Black Landowner of Ft. Stevens," and the "Battle of Ft. Stevens"

Living historian Donise Stevens will present the remarkable life of Elizabeth Thomas whose land in a free black community in upper NW Washington. D.C., was taken to build Ft. Stevens, one of the defense fortifications surrounding the United States Capital City.   

Ranger Kenya Finley, with the National Park Service,  will follow with a presentation of the "Battle of Ft. Stevens," a Confederate campaign launched by General Jubal A. Early on July 11-12, 1864 against Washington, D.C.

 Free program. 703.591.0560.