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National Park Service and the Hoffman Family Announce Special Holiday Showing of the Hoffman Historic House

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News Release Date: November 17, 2011

National Park ServiceNews Release

For Immediate Release - November 17, 2011

Contacts Name:ERIC CAMPBELL (540) 868-9176

National Park Service and the Hoffman Family Announce Special Holiday Showing of the Hoffman Historic House

Middletown, VA ----- The Hoffman family, in partnership with the National Park Service, invite the general public to a special free opening of the Hoffman Historic House, in Middletown, Virginia, on Saturday, December 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Hoffman House, constructed circa 1797, is one of the oldest and most well preserved homes in Middletown.Located at 7827 Main Street, Middletown, the house is privately owned, and has been painstakingly restored by the Hoffman family.Furnished with original furniture, household tools, appliances, clothing and personal family items, all dating from the late 18th century through the 20th century, the house is a virtual "time-capsule" of Middletown's long and rich history.

Only open periodically, this event allows the general public a rare opportunity to step back in time and glimpse earlier periods of Shenandoah Valley history.The house will be decorated for the holidays, following the local mid-19th century traditions of the Valley and light refreshments will be served.A National Park Service ranger, along with Hoffman family members and friends, will host visitors, provide information on the house and historic Middletown and answer questions.

Additionally, a special ranger program, "War Comes to the Shenandoah Valley" will be presented at the house at 12:00 p.m.This 45 minute program examines the tremendous impacts the Civil War had on the Valley and its residents.

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is a partnership park that commemorates a nationally significant Civil War landscape and antebellum plantation, by sharing the story of Shenandoah Valley history from early settlement through the Civil War and beyond.

For further information contact Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park at (540) 868-9176.

Did You Know?

Union soldiers marching during the 2005 battle reenactment

The Union victory in the Battle of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864), combined with the capture of Atlanta by Gen. Sherman in September, likely contributed to the reelection of President Abraham Lincoln in 1864.