African American history month
February 22, 2014 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Children’s Day at the Museum
Please note change of date due to snow!
Come join Historic Dumfries as we celebrate African American History Month. Learn about life in Historic Dumfries from the Colonial Time Period to the Civil War Time Period. See a “slave Quilt” like one that would have been made by both free and enslaved African Americans. Learn the “secret” language of quilts used in the “underground railroad.” Hear a story about two young girls, one that came to America in 1619 and another that took the underground railroad in the 1860s. Make a fun craft and then sit back and enjoy cupcakes and ice-cream. Please RSVP to 703-221-2218
Wednesday Feb. 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
African American Cultural Arts Round Table
What do you want to see in your museum? Join us for a discussion of how we can build educational events for the families of Dumfries. We are looking for fresh ideas for displays, programs and an opportunity to capture valuable “Oral History.” Join us for this opportunity to present the very rich African American History of Dumfries to our Community and Visitors! Please RSVP to 703-221-2218
Opportunities are available on both ongoing or one time events. Help us share history by being a docent, speaking out in the community, writing for our newsletter, help with research, create displays and maintain our herb garden!
Call Joann at 703-221-2218 to learn more about our events.
Tours Start at our Museum Welcome Center/Annex
at 3944 Cameron Street in Dumfries:
From the north: Take exit 152 from I-95, merge left at "Y" exit onto Route 234, turn right at intersection with Route 1. In Dumfries, after highway splits and you pass Town Hall and Community Center on the left and the garden center Dumfries Nursery on the right, turn right off Route 1 onto Duke St. at the Weems-Botts Museum/Merchant Park/William Grayson Memorial sign. The Museum is 2 blocks up the hill at the corner of Duke and Cameron streets, but tours star at our Museum Annex at 3944 Cameron Street. Please do not park in the apartment building's parking area, but alongside Merchant Park.
From the south: Take Exit 152 from I-95, turn right at "Y" exit onto Route 234, then follow directions above