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  • 16

    Nov, 17

  • BHS around Town: Escaping Detection

    7001 Little River Turnpike
    Annandale, VA 22003 United States

    November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Discover the daring women who participated actively but secretly in the Civil War, as spies and soldiers.  Presenter: Mary Lipsey. This

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  • 16

    Nov, 17

  • BHS around Town: Camp Alger and a Local Epidemic

    9000 Burke Lake Rd
    Burke, VA 22015 United States

    November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Learn how, in 1898, Camp Alger’s poor sanitation led to typhoid and a disastrous relocation march.  Presenter: Cindy Bennett.   This

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  • 19

    Nov, 17

  • General Meeting: Ring Tournaments in Fairfax County

    6450 Sydenstricker Road
    Burke, VA 22015 United States

    November 19 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Historian Jeanne Niccolls will present her extensive research on local jousting tournaments, a popular entertainment which persisted into the 20th century.

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  • 17

    Dec, 17

  • General Meeting: Characters of Old Burke

    6450 Sydenstricker Road
    Burke, VA 22015 United States

    December 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Chip and LaVerne Carson, fifth generation Burkites, relate stories about interesting and unique people who called this area home in the

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  • 21

    Dec, 17

  • BHS around Town: The Old Capitol Prison

    7001 Little River Turnpike
    Annandale, VA 22003 United States

    December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Learn about the Civil-War Union prison in Washington, D.C., and some of its notable inmates.  Presenter: Jon Vrana. This talk is

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  • 18

    Jan, 18

  • BHS around Town: Virginia’s Presidential Homes

    7001 Little River Turnpike
    Annandale, VA 22003 United States

    January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Explore the homes of the eight Virginians who became President of the United States.  Presenter: Patrick O’Neill. This talk is part

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  • 15

    Feb, 18

  • BHS around Town: The Orange & Alexandria Railroad

    7001 Little River Turnpike
    Annandale, VA 22003 United States

    February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Learn of the planning and creation of the O&A, a 19th-century link between northern and central Virginia.  Presenter: Jon Vrana. This

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  • 15

    Mar, 18

  • BHS around Town: Clara Barton

    7001 Little River Turnpike
    Annandale, VA 22003 United States

    March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Discover the remarkable life of Clara Barton, Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross.  Presenter: Mary Lipsey. This

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  • 19

    Apr, 18

  • BHS around Town: Agriculture in Northern Virginia

    7001 Little River Turnpike
    Annandale, VA 22003 United States

    April 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Hear how principle crops, farm management, and farming populations in the area changed over time.  Presenter: Jon Vrana. This talk is

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  • 17

    May, 18

  • BHS around Town: Jazz in Northern Virginia & D.C.

    7001 Little River Turnpike
    Annandale, VA 22003 United States

    May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Learn about some of the many jazz musicians and promoters, past and present, with ties to the area.  Presenter: Brian Slawski.

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