Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Check out the event below!!!

Please join Friends of Wilderness Battlefield
at Historic Ellwood

“Taming the Wilderness”
A Living History Event

Sunday, September 28, 2008
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

No Admission Fee-Donations Welcome
Enjoy craftsmen, artisans and specialists as they demonstrate the building trades and homemaking skills related to the construction of Ellwood and the settling of the Wilderness during the 1790’s. Special activities will occur throughout the day and will include:

Brick And Stone Masonry - John Friedrichs Of New Dimensions Builders
Hewing And Shaping Logs for Construction - Craig Jacobs Of Salvagewrights
Blacksmithing And Traditional Ironworking - Ross Sullivan Of Cherry Hill Forge
Colonial Foodways And Open-Hearth Cooking - Susan Titus
Traditional Brick And Plaster Work - Virginia Limeworks
Spinning And Weaving - Members Of The Fredericksburg Spinners And Weavers Guild
Colonial Furniture Reproduction - Traditional Craftsman Chris Kerr
Inn And Tavern Life - “Tavern Wench” Elaine Pratt
Frontier Life On The Trail - The Westmoreland Longhunters
Split-Oak Basket Weaving - Mary Lynn Rowland
Architectural and Decorating Details - Langley Freeauf
Children’s Games Of The Period - Fun for Kids and Grown-Ups Alike

Rain or Shine. Refreshments will be available on the grounds. Donations accepted.

Directions to Historic Ellwood:
Ellwood is located approximately 15 miles west of Interstate 95 near the intersection of Route 3 and Route 20. Follow Rte 3 West about 15 miles to its intersection with VA Rte 20. West on Rte 20 about 1/3 mile to entrance on the left.
Look for the brown “Ellwood” signs.
Visit for more information about Friends of Wilderness Battlefield.

This sounds great!

Also, website problem should be taken care of this week! And the new issue will be out in October!

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