Calendar of Events

“To Be Sold” Special Exhibit & Saturday Programs

July 27-September 25, 2016

As part of Belle Grove's commitment to research and present the history of the enslaved that 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 26, 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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Dinner Series Event: Art in the Barn Preview Party

Friday, August 5, 7-9:30 p.m.

Belle Grove is hosting is annual auction in the 1918 Bank Barn. Enjoy local art work and local Bluegrass band, Five of a Kind.

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Art in the Barn Weekend

August 6-7

Come out to Belle Grove and see a show and sale of local art in the 1918 Bank Barn and take in the free artist demos. The Manor House and grounds will also be open for touring.

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Summer Story Time: Reading in the Kitchen

Wednesday, August 10, 10 a.m.

Are you looking for fun and educational activities during the summer? Are your kids part of the Handley Regional Library's Valley Reads Program or would they like to be? Belle Grove is pleased to particpate in this program by offering free summer story times June through August.  We will read stories on topics related to Belle Grove, such as life in the 18th and 19th centuries, farming, and the Civil War. Click below for more information!

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Dinner Series Event: Dinner With Friends at Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill

Wednesday, August 17, 6 p.m.

Come enjoy a lovely summer evening and delicious, original menu from Griffin Tavern's Chef Rachel Rowland!

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Gardening Workshop: Gardening in Miniature (or Fairies love broken pots!)

Sunday, August 21, 2-4 p.m.

Students or Parent/Child Duos will make a fairy garden or a small garden spot to bring home and add to their home garden.  Students will be learn how to use broken pots and recycled items as garden accents. 

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