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Campfire Programs Summer 2018

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News Release Date: June 13, 2018

Contact: Becky Oakes, 540-693-3200 x4140

Different Ways to Tell a Story: Campfire Programs 2018

FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA – Telling stories by the light of a crackling campfire is a summer tradition. Can you think of a better way to learn about the Civil War?
In 2018, historians at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will offer three campfire programs. With themes such as survival, freedom, and the five senses, each program will explore stories and experiences to help us better understand life during the Civil War. All programs will last 60 minutes.
Please bring a lawn chair, bug spray, and a flashlight for the return trip to your vehicle. See start times and locations on the schedule below:   
Saturday, June 30: Survivors: Witnesses to War
What did it mean to survive the Civil War? Hear about the experiences of four survivors in their own words, and learn how war changed their lives forever. Meet at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd, 22401. Program begins at 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 4: No One Path to Freedom
Join us as we trace the lives of two freedom-seekers enslaved at Chatham, and their diverging paths to freedom. Learn how historians uncover these stories with limited source material. Meet at Chatham Plantation, 120 Chatham Lane, 22405. Program begins at 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 1: A Sense of History 
Understand the fighting through sight, sound, smell, and touch as well as words with an interactive sensory program about the Battle of Fredericksburg. Includes living history demonstrations. Meet at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd, 22401. Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center at 540-693-3200 x 4040 or check our website

Last updated: June 13, 2018

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