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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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October 2021

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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June 2022

Monthly Presentation – Stafford County Cemeteries

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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With Anita Dodd

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July 2022

Annual Picnic

July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, 22554
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Free

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 1:00 pm - September 25 @ 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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