Events Calendar

Planned Events

Friday 7 Dec – School Day

Saturday 8 Dec – Reenactment

Pontoon Crossing of the Rappahannock

Street  Fighting  in the City

Assault on Marye’s Heights

Living History presentations in the City

Living History presentations in the Camps

Sunday 9 Dec –

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania County National Military Park Commemoration events*

(* The US National Park Service is not officially affiliated with “Fire on the Rappahannock”)

DRAFT Schedule of Events as of 1 November 2012.  

(NPS event are included as a courtesy.    Click Fredericksburg 150th Schedule of Events v11.1 for a color-coded pdf of the schedule.)

Friday, December 7, 2012
Time Program Location Party Responsible Street Closure
9:00-5:00 Civil War History Mobile NPS Visitor’s Center NPS
9:30-10:30 Walking Tour Sunken Road NPS
10:00-2:30 School Programs Ferry Farm/Slaughter Pen/Sunken Road BFCC (Eric Powell) and NPS (Peter Maugle)
10:00-2:00 Bus Tour of FBurg Battlefield NPS Visitor’s Center NPS
11:00-2:00 Horses and Saddles Ferry Farm BFCC – Bill Buser
1:00-4:00 Quilting Demo Ferry Farm Gallery BFCC – Maggie Burke
3:00-5:00 Walking Tour Slaughter Pen NPS
7:00-8:00 Talk – Prelude to Battle Presbyterian Church Frank O’Reilly
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Time Program Location Party Responsible Street Closure
8:00-9:30 Walking Tour: Fighting in the Streets Central Rappahannock Regional Library NPS
8:00-5:00 Blacksmith Ferry Farm BFCC
9:00-11:00 Federal Generals Ferry Farm Pavilion BFCC
9:00-11:00 Confederate Generals Slaughter Pen Farm BFCC
9:00-12:00 Horses and Saddles Ferry Farm BFCC – Bill Buser
9:00-4:00 HFFI Candlelight Tour Brompton HFFI Hanover
9:00-5:00 Civil War HistoryMobile Chatham NPS
10:00-11:00 What They Wore Ferry Farm Gallery BFCC – Vicky and Debbie Miller
10:00-2:00 Field Hospital Brompton BFCC – Ocheltree
10:00-5:00 Laundry, Cooking, and Pallas Athenia Aid Society Ferry Farm Pavilion 5th Regt. Women and Pallas
10:00-12:00 Walking Tour: Protecting Jackson’s Left South Lee Drive Fredericksburg Battlefield NPS
10:00-4:00 Children’s Muster NPS Visitor’s Center NPS
10:00-10:20 Shelling the City – Artillery Fire Ferry Farm and Slaughter Pen BFCC Sophia St. – City Dock to George St.
10:20-11:00 Pontoon Crossing Ferry Farm to City Dock BFCC and VANG Sophia St. – City Dock to George St.
11:00-11:30 Street Battle – Fire in the Streets City Dock to Riverfront Park BFCC Sophia St. – City Dock to George  St.Lower Caroline Street
11:00-12:00 How They Wore Their Hair Ferry Farm Gallery BFCC – Vicky and Debbie Miller
11:00-1:00 Middle Class Family and Field Hospital Rising Sun Tavern BFCC & 89th NY
11:00-1:00 Tavern Kenmore Inn BFCC & 89th NY
11:00-1:00 Lower Class Family and Looting Scenario Mary Washington House BFCC & 89th NY
11:00-1:00 Upper Class Family, Cooking Demo, and Field Hospital Kenmore BFCC & 89th NY
11:00-3:00 Art Show: Selected Pieces from the Silver Family Collection Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center FAMCC
12:00-1:00 The Black Women Experience in the Civil War Ferry Farm Gallery BFCC – Dr. Cynthia Crater
1:00-2:00 Artillery Demonstration Slaughter Pen Farm 4th MD Artillery
1:00-2:00 Meet the Generals Riverfront Park BFCC
1:00-3:00 Second Saturday Kids Program Market Square FAMCC
1:00-4:00 Quilting Ferry Farm Gallery BFCC – Maggie Burke
1:00-2:30 Walking Tour  – Across the Bloody Plain Hurkamp Park NPS
2:00-3:00 Military Formation and Inspection CS – Trench Hill                  US – Federal Hill BFCC Hanover, Marye and Brompton Streets
3:00-4:00 Battle of Marye’s Heights UMW – Trench Hill BFCC Hanover, Marye and Brompton Streets
4:00-5:00 Walking Tour – The Dreaded Heights- Marye’s Heights Hanover Street and Sunken Road NPS
4:00-5:00 Ladies Tea 5th Regt. Women
6:00-7:00 Ordeal of the Town St. George’s Episcopal Church John Hennessy
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Time Program Location Party Responsible Street Closure
9:00-5:00 Civil War History Mobile TBD NPS
9:00-11:00 Walking Tour – Breakthrough at Prospect Hill Tour Stop 6 Fredericksburg Battlefield NPS
10:00-11:00 Period Church Service Slaughter Pen Farm BFCC
11:00-1:00 Horses and Saddles Ferry Farm BFCC – Bill Buser
11:00-3:00 Quilting Ferry Farm Gallery BFCC – Maggie Burke
11:00-3:00 Laundry Ferry Farm Pavilion 5th Regt Women
12:00-5:00 Candlelight Tour Brompton HFFI Hanover
12:00-3:00 Field Hospital Brompton BFCC – Ocheltree
1:00-2:00 Who Wore What Ferry Farm Gallery BFCC – Vicky and Debbie Miller
1:00-3:00 Crossing Hallowed Ground – A Procession Riverfront Park to Sunken Road NPS Rolling Closure: Sophia Street, George StreetHanover Street, Marye Street, Mercer Street
1:30-3:45 D.H. Hill Lunch and Lecture Lynn’s Inn, Port Royalhttp://dhhill.org/Page_10.html Historic Port Royal
2:00-3:00 Riding of Heads Ferry Farm BFCC – BB and DM
3:00-4:00 Culmination: The Sunken Road Sunken Road NPS
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Time Program Location Party Responsible Street Closure
12:00-1:30 Walking Tour: Smoke on the Water Chatham NPS
2:00-3:00 Walking Tour: Changing the Face of Battle: The Crossing City Dock NPS
3:30-5:00 Walking Tour: Fire in the Streets: Seizing the City Central Rappahannock Regional Library NPS
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Time Program Location Party Responsible Street Closure
10:00-12:00 Walking Tour: Looting the Town Market Square NPS
1:00-3:00 Walking Tour: Driven from Our Homes City Dock NPS
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Time Program Location Party Responsible Street Closure
10:00-12:00 Attacking Marye’s Heights: Sacrificing to Win City Dock NPS
1:00-3:00 Breakthrough at Prospect Hill Tour Stop 6 Fredericksburg Battlefield NPS
3:30-5:00 The Hopeless Charge: the Last Attacks Against Marye’s Heights Hurkamp Park NPS
6:00-9:00 (PM)
Anniversary Dinner featuring Bob Krick and Gary Gallagher Fredericksburg Hospitality House. Reservations Required. Fee Charged.  Call 371-2729 with Questions.
CVBT
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Time Program Location Party Responsible Street Closure
10:00-11:30 Lee and Jackson at Belvoir Lee Hill Elementary School, Spotsylvania NPS
1:00-2:30 Yankees Coming and Going: Franklin’s Crossing Bowman Center NPS
3:30-5:00 City of Hospitals Market Square NPS
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