Calendar of Events

Summer Story Times at Belle Grove!

Thursday, July 25

As part of the Valley Reads program of Handley Regional Library, Belle Grove will again offer free summer story times for families at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13; Thursday, June 27; Thursday, July 11; Thursday, July 25; and Thursday, August 8. Click Read More for detailed schedule, topics, and more info! 

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Dinner Series Event: International Wine Tasting Dinner at Woodstock Café

Saturday, July 27, 7 p.m.

Don’t miss one of Woodstock Café’s renowned dinners hosted especially for Belle Grove’s guests. A multi-course meal will be paired with the Café’s favorite wine selections.

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Kneading in Silence: A Glimpse into the Life of the Enslaved Cook Judah

Sunday, July 28

A free 30-minute presentation discusses the life of Judah, the enslaved cook of Belle Grove.

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Talk on the Archaeology at Belle Grove Enslaved Quarter Site

Sunday, July 28

On Sunday, July 28 at 3:15 p.m., Matthew Greer will conduct a free talk about his archaeological research in the area where the enslaved men, women, and children owned by the Hite family at Belle Grove lived and worked.
 

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Honoring Soul Food’s Shenandoah Valley History and Chefs

Saturday, August 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This special day at Belle Grove will feature talks and activities celebrating Soul Food and honoring African American chefs of the Shenandoah Valley with the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, and other special guests. One highlight will be the release of Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul by Dr. Brian Johnson and published by The Hidden Shelf Publishing House. This historical novel was inspired by the life of Judah, an enslaved cook at Belle Grove from 1817-1836. Click below for a full schedule of the day's activities.

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Belle Grove Wine Fest

Saturday, August 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 24 for Belle Grove's Wine Fest! It is our annual extravaganza of Virginia wine, cider, and spirits and features live music all day, chef demonstrations, vendors, and more!

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