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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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August 2021

Monthly Board Meeting

August 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States

Monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for the Stafford County Historical Society is held the first Thursday of each month.  The meeting is open to any members who wish to attend.  Notes from each meeting are available on request.  

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Member’s Picnic

August 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, 22554
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Our annual member's picnic is August 19 at 6:30 p.m.  We will meet at the Rowser Building located at 1739 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554.  We will meet in Room B.  This is the one nearest the kitchen. Please bring a dish to share.  Paper products, plastic flatware, ice and drinks will be provided. We have some surprise entertainment scheduled for you.  You wont want to miss it. See you there.

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September 2021

Monthly Presentation – Chatham during the Colonial and Revolutionary Period

September 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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John Hennessy, chief historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, will talk about the history of Chatham during the Colonial and Revolutionary periods.

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Via Colori Stafford

September 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Courthouse Road Commuter Lot, 1150 Courthouse Rd
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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Stafford County Museum and Cultural Center in collaboration with Stafford and North Stafford Rotary Clubs will host the first annual Via Colori Stafford street painting festival to celebrate the arts and the creative process.  This is a 2-day family-friendly regional festival to witness dozens of artists create original artwork using street painting chalk. Courthouse Road Commuter Lot Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   

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October 2021

2021 Virginia Genealogical Society Virtual Conference

October 15, 2021 @ 9:45 am - October 16, 2021 @ 3:50 pm
$65

The 2021 Virginia Genealogical Society's Virtual Conference is open for registration. The Virginia Genealogical Society, established in 1960, boasts a nationwide membership dedicated to four primary goals: to promote and foster family history, education and research; publish genealogical information; provide educational opportunities; share accumulated knowledge.

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Members Only Field Trip to Wide Water State Park

October 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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$7.00

Includes talk by Beth Daly. Note:  The park charges a $7 per car fee.  Scott Mayausky has offered to drive the county van, which holds about 15 people.  A ride in the van will be available on a first come basis.  Please email us at info@staffordhistorical.org if you'd like to have a spot reserved for you.

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December 2021

Annual Stafford Historical Society Christmas Party

December 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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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January 2022

Monthly Presentation – Stafford’s Other George

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Free

Jerrilynn Eby and Rick MacGregor will talk about George L. Gordon, Jr. for whom the Stafford County Administration Center is named.

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February 2022

Monthly Presentation – Sons of the American Revolution Grave Marking Project

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Lt. Col. Thad Hartman will talk about the SAR's patriot grave marking project. They recently came and marked William Waller’s grave at Concord.

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March 2022

Monthly Presentation – Happenings at Ferry Farm

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Free

with Dave Muraca

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April 2022

Monthly Presentation – Sherwood Forest

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Free

With John Hennessy

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May 2022

Monthly Presentation – Shell Masks and Anthropomorphic Objects among the Patawomecks

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Free

On May 19th, Stafford County Historical Society will host Dr. Lauren McMillan to present "Shell Masks and Anthropomorphic Objects among the Patawomecks": The word Patawomeck loosely translates as "trading center," underscoring the importance of trade to the people and region. Through an examination of shell masks, which traveled from the Gulf Coast to eastern Tennessee, before arriving at the ancestral village of the Patawomeck people on Indian Point in Stafford County, Virginia, I will focus on the time period right…

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