The Fairfax Genealogical Society Spring Conference will be held 6-7 April 2018. The the Joy of Genealogy conference will be located at The Westin at Tyson’s Corner. Lectures include Irish Research, African American Research, and Finding Their Religion Along the Way. For more information and to register, click here
Fredericksburg Family History Day will be held Saturday, March 19 at the LDS Chapel. The theme is Connecting Our Stars, and the keynote speaker is Dr. William Pretzer, Senior Curator for History at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. For more information, click here
Fredericksburg Family History Day is being held March 14, 2015 at the LDS Chapel off of Bragg Road. Classes include Tips for Reading Old Handwriting, Genealogy 101 and 102, Researching the Library of Congress, and several other informative classes. For more information, visit http://fredvafamilyhistoryday.com
The Stafford, VA 350 Trail to Freedom Tour is being held November 1 and 2, 2014. It is described as a day to celebrate the history of Stafford County’s African American Community, and participants will visit several historic sites. For more information, click here.
Attend the University of Virginia’s national symposium, Universities Confronting the Legacy of Slavery, being held October 16 and 17, 2014 at the university. The symposium is free and open to all, but sign up is required. For more information, click here.
The Central Rappahannock Regional Library of Fredericksburg, Virginia, will be holding a History Lecture Series in celebration of Stafford County, Virginia’s 350th celebration.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Headquarters Library: George Washington, Spymaster. Author Thomas B. Allen will share stories of George Washington’s role as a spymaster.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7 p.m. at England Run Library: Archiving Your History. Learn personal digital preservation strategies with an expert.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Porter Library: Path of Progress: How Transportation Changes have Shaped Stafford County. Join Virginia Tech professor, Dr. Shelley Mastran, as she speaks on improvements in Stafford County development.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. at England Run Library: GOLD! Discover the History of Gold Mining in Stafford County. Lean about the history of gold with local author and historian Jerrilyn Eby MacGregor.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Porter Library: Dinosaurs in Stafford! Discover dinosaur prints and which ones roamed Stafford County with local amateur paleontologist Jon Bachman.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Headquarters Library: A Fugitive From Labor: Anthony Burns and the Falmouth Union Church. Learn about the life of Anthony Burns and his escape to freedom, presented by Logan Metesh.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Porter Library: Women in Civil War Stafford. Local historians and authors Al and Jane Conner will share stories of what women were like and doing during the Civil War.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. at England Run Library: Stafford County, Early Industrial Giant. Features local author Jerrilyn Eby McGregor, and discusses 250 years of industry in Stafford County.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. at England Run Library: Crime and Punishment, Stafford Style. Join former Commonwealth’s Attorney Daniel Chichester as he discusses the history of crime in the county.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. at England Run Library: Government Island: Making of the White House and Capitol and its 300 Year History. Join Jane Conner as she recounts the history of the island and its use today.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Porter Library: Expansion of Quantico Marine Corps Base into Stafford County, 1942. Local author Jerrilyn Eby MacGregor tells the story of the residents having their homes and land condemned for the expansion of Quantico Marine Corps Base.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. at England Run Library: Woe Upon the Land: Stafford’s Civilians Struggle Amidst Civil War. John Hennessy, the Chief Historian of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will present the program.
Thursday, October 7, 2014, at University Hall at University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus: The Washingtons of Sulgrave Manor: A Family, a House, and a Legacy of Friendship. Learn about Cymon Snow of Sulgrave Manor as stories are shared in 17th-century dress.