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Monthly business meetings of the Board are held on each first Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM. Membership meetings are usually held on each third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM. Unless otherwise announced, meetings will be held at the Stafford County Administrative Center located at 1300 Courthouse Road at the corner of US Hwy 1.

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July 2022

Annual Picnic

July 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, 22554
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Members Only - Join now for FREE! Please bring a dish to share. https://staffordhistorical.org/membership/

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August 2022

(UPDATED) Monthly Presentation – The Land Records Challenge in War-Torn Stafford County

August 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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We regret that our scheduled presentation on memories of Hartwood Winery by Connie Hilker will have to be postponed for a future date. Instead, Jerrilynn Eby will be presenting about the land record challenges following the Civil War. During their fourteen-month occupation of Stafford County, Union soldiers made at least two destructive raids on the courthouse and clerk’s office. They stole or destroyed about two-thirds of the county’s court records along with Stafford’s colonial seal and courthouse Bible. The impact…

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September 2022

Monthly Presentation – Cedar Hill

September 15, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Melisa Butler will share the history of her family's 18th century Stafford farmhouse, Cedar Hill, and the people who have called it home.

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Via Colori Stafford Street Art Festival

September 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - September 25, 2022 @ 9:00 pm
Courthouse Road Commuter Lot, 1150 Courthouse Rd
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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Save the date! Our 2nd annual Via Colori Stafford! will take place September 24-25, 2022. Look for even more artists, entertainment, and fun!

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October 2022

Stafford County Agricultural & Homemaking Fair

October 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - October 16, 2022 @ 10:00 pm
University of Mary Washington, 121 University Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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About the Stafford Fair The first annual Stafford County Club and School Fair was held at Stafford High School on October 21, 1922 for two days conducted by the School Board, and officers of the Fair; W.D Peyton, president; James Ashby, secretary & treasurer; V.B Perry, manager. The first fair also involved a school parade, marching from Stafford High School to the Courthouse. On October 18, 1929, it was reported that the Agricultural Department, directed by R.L. Reid, Hayden Silver…

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Monthly Presentation – Update on Stafford County Museum

October 20, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Stafford County Commissioner of the Revenue, Scott Mayausky, will be presenting a status update on the proposed Stafford County Museum.

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November 2022

UPDATED: Stafford – Spotsy Arts Festival

November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - November 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Embrey Mill, 401 Coneflower Lane
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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UPDATE: The event has been cancelled for Sunday, November 13th due to damage from the winds last night. We appreciate the support of the artists and everyone who visited the event on Saturday. --------------------------------------------- A juried arts festival featuring the best of the best. The Stafford Museum and Cultural Center is super proud to be bringing this premiere event to Embrey Mill. Free to attend and browse. THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY FESTIVAL What better way to do your Christmas…

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(Updated) Monthly Presentation – Memories of Hartwood Winery

November 17, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Connie Hilker will present a PowerPoint program about Hartwood Winery, Stafford County's first winery. Connie has lived next door to the winery for the past 20 years and will share photos and stories of the early days of the winery. The originally scheduled program on George Washington has been rescheduled for February 2023. This presentation will be our first attempt at live streaming via Facebook. To view the presentation from Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/StaffordHistory. You should see the live feed…

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December 2022

Annual Stafford Historical Society Christmas Party

December 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, 22554
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Members and Guests Only. The Christmas party will be held at the Rowser Building, Room A. It begins at 6:30 PM. The SCHS provides napkins, plates, cutlery, and beverages. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share.

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Stafford Christmas Parade

December 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stafford County Christmas Parade, 1 GEICO BLVD
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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Join us for the 2022 Christmas parade at 3pm on December 17th!

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January 2023

Samuel P. Langley and the Langley Flight Project

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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With Chris Hornung Chris will talk about the world’s first heavier-than-air mechanical flight which was achieved by Samuel Pierpont Langley in Stafford County, Virginia on May 6, 1896. Langley's accomplishment opened “the great universal highway overhead.” Chris will also talk about the Langley Flight Project to create an exact replica of Langley’s Aerodrome No. 5, the first aircraft to achieve heavier-than-air sustained mechanical flight. This presentation will also be live streamed via Facebook. To view the presentation from Facebook, go…

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Discover Stafford Film Festival

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Porter Branch, 2001 Parkway Boulevard Stafford VA 22554, 2001 Parkway Boulevard
Stafford, VA 22554
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Hollywood comes to Stafford! Learn about films made on location in Stafford from local actor, writer, and anthropologist Justin Sisk. Then, enjoy light refreshments and a screening of the 1958 rom-com Houseboat, starring Cary Grant and Sophia Loren. Filmed in various locations in Virginia. Grade 7-adult. *Snow date: Saturday, January 28, 1-4:30 Sponsored by the Stafford Museum and Cultural Center in partnership with the Stafford County Historical Society.

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