Calendar of Events

“To Be Sold” Special Exhibit & Saturday Programs

July 27-September 25, 2016

As part of Belle Grove's commitment to researching and presenting the history of the enslaved who lived and worked on this plantation, it will host the traveling exibition "To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade" from Wednesday, July 27 through Sunday, September 25, 2016. This exhibit was created by the Library of Virginia with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit and programs will be freee of charge but there is an admissions fee to tour the Manor House. While the exhibit is on view, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Ranger, Shannon Moeck, will lead a 30-minute program, "Kneading in Silence: A Glimpse Into The Life of Judah the Enslaved Cook" in the Belle Grove Winter Kitchen on select Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. On Saturday, September 24 at 1 p.m., author Barbara Frank will give a talk and offer a book signing for three historical novels  inspired in part by the discovery of bills of sale for slaves in the attic of a landmark Shenandoah Valley house. Her books Anna of Corotoman, Aggy of Zion, and Ferolene of Tincup will be available for purchase.

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Belle Grove closed Labor Day

Monday, September 5

Belle Grove is will be closed on Labor Day. We will resume normal hours Tuesday, September 6.

Gardening Workshop: Preserving Garden Memories

Sunday, September 11, 2-4 p.m.

Learn how to artistically capture what we grow in the garden.  Students will learn which plants can be grown in your garden and how to preserve them in craft projects.

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Dinner Series Event: Easy Rider at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Wednesday, September 14, 5:30 p.m.

Ride on down to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to enjoy the showing of a classic, Easy Rider.

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Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come to Belle Grove for Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live! Belle Grove is partnering with the Smithsonian and thousands of other museums by offering Free Admission. In addition to touring the Manor House, the traveling exhibit To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade will be on view at Belle Grove from Wednesday, July 27 through Sunday, September 25, 2016 and there will be two programs on Museum Day Live! related to the exhibit. Click below for more information!

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Dinner Series Event: Belle Grove Behind-the-Scenes

Sunday, September 25, 4-6 p.m.

Ever wanted to know "What's behind that door?" This is your chance to see places not on Belle Grove's regular tours!

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