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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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June 2020

*** CANCELLED *** The Union Raid at Hartwood Church

June 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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*** CANCELLED *** All events and community programs and classes held at County facilities are currently canceled. With Frank O'Reilly of the National Park Service.

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July 2020

*** CANCELLED *** Annual Stafford Historical Society Picnic at Belmont

July 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - August 6, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
Belmont, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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*** CANCELLED *** All events and community programs and classes held at County facilities are currently canceled. Members and guests only. Please bring a covered dish/dessert to share.

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May 2021

Plaque Dedication Ceremony in Honor of Irma Clifton

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Historic Port of Falmouth Park, 401 River Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 United States
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Please join Stafford County at a special plaque dedication ceremony in honor of Irma Clifton on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Shelton's Cottage. Parking is available across the street at the Historic Port of Falmouth Park, 401 River Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405. More information is available at this link - https://staffordcountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3205

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(*** UPDATED ***) Monthly Presentation – Status of Proposed Stafford County Museum

May 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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. This will be our first presentation in over a year due to COVID-19.  Masks will be required to be worn to attend.  We hope to see you there! IMPORTANT NOTE:  In addition to our featured presentation, we will ask those in attendance to vote on the revised by-laws and the merger of the Stafford County Historical Society and Stafford Museum…

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June 2021

Monthly Presentation – Where Have All the Bullfrogs Gone: Historic Aquia Creek

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Today’s use of Aquia Creek for recreational boating and fishing is only a footnote to over three centuries of commercial activity.  John Smith explored and mapped Aquia Creek in 1608 and as early European settlers spread through coastal Virginia, the land along Aquia Creek was some of the first to be patented. Recognizing the potential of the creek, in 1680 the Virginia Assembly ordered the establishment of a town on what is still called Brent’s Point.  By 1734, the location…

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July 2021

Monthly Presentation – The Union Raid at Hartwood Church

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Free

With Frank O’Reilly of the National Park Service.

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August 2021

Monthly Board Meeting

August 5 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - September 26 @ 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 @ 9:45 am - October 16 @ 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 @ 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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