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Monthly business meetings of the Board are held on each first Thursday of the month at 1 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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January 2019

“Widewater, the Hub of the Universe.”

January 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

It will be a time-line presentation, talking about Widewater from prehistoric times to present day – ending with the new Widewater State Park.  

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April 2019

Anglo-Native Interaction in Virginia’s Potomac River Valley

April 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The speaker is Dr. Brad Hatch is a lifelong resident and native of White Oak. Taking an interest in history, archaeology, and other “old stuff” from a young age, he eventually attended the University of Mary Washington and graduated in 2007 with a degree in historic preservation. Brad then attended the College of William and Mary, earning a Master’s degree in historical archaeology in 2009. He then briefly left the Commonwealth to pursue at Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee,…

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May 2019

The Fitzhughs and Chatham through 1810

May 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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John J. Hennessy, chief historian and chief of interpretation at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, began his career with the National Park Service at Manassas NB a very long time ago. He is the author of dozens of articles and essays and of three three books, For the past 24 years, his ofice has been at historic Chatham. His topic tonight:  The Fitzhughs and Chatham.

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June 2019

The Aftermath of the Union Occupation and its Effects on Stafford’s Residents

June 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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With Rick and Jerrilynn MacGregor

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July 2019

Annual Stafford Historical Society Picnic at Belmont

July 18, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Belmont, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Members and guests only.

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August 2019

The History of Hartwood Manor

August 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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With Connie Hilker

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September 2019

Stafford’s Civil War Spies

September 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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With Ben Williams

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October 2019

Clara Barton

October 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

With Don Pfanz Clarissa (Clara) Barton was a pioneering American nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a hospital nurse in the American Civil War. After the First Battle of Bull Run, Barton placed an ad in a Massachusetts newspaper for supplies; the response was a profound influx of supplies. She worked to distribute supplies, clean field hospitals, apply dressings, and serve food to wounded soldiers in close proximity to several battles, including Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run,…

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November 2019

Stafford Historical Society Sale

November 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Buy gifts from the SCHS store in the lobby of the Stafford County Administration Building.  The 2019 ornament will be available as well as cranberry-colored throws which have been out of stock for some time.

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Field Trip to the Stafford Civil War Park

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Stafford Civil War Park, 400 Mt Hope Church Rd
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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Members Only

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December 2019

Annual Stafford Historical Society Christmas Party

December 19, 2019

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.  There is a new historical display there and Frank White will talk to us about it.

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January 2020

Life on the Marine Corps Reservation

January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stafford County Administrative Center, 1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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With Kate Roberts Kate Roberts, archeologist for the Quantico Marine Corps base, will discuss life in Northern Stafford before the 1942 government condemnation.

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