Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday, September 22, 3 p.m.

The annual meeting of Belle Grove’s membership will be Sunday, September 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m. on the upper level of the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center. It will include a review of current activities, finances, and the election of new board members. The focus of the meeting will be featured speaker Dr. James Broomall, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, Shepherd University who will present findings from the African-American Historic Resource Study that he has conducted for the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park.  This event is free and open to the public.

Dinner Series Event: James and Dolley Madison Wedding Anniversary Party

Sunday, September 29, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

On September 15, 1794, the Hites’ famous in-laws, James and Dolley Madison, married and traveled to Belle Grove as one of the stops on their honeymoon. They will return again to celebrate their 225th anniversary with the select few who have tickets to this dinner.

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Save the Date: Battle of Cedar Creek Commemoration Weekend

Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Belle Grove will host educational and commemoration events for the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek on October 19 and 20, 2019. More details to come!

Dinner Series Event: Belle Grove Rocks

Saturday, October 26, 5-8 p.m.

Dance the night away with classic rock band “Movin’ On.” Beer and wine will be provided and Shaffer’s BBQ Palace food truck will be on hand if you wish to purchase dinner.

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Special Hours in November

November 1- 30

Belle Grove is only open for tours on weekends in November. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tours will also be given on Friday, November 29. During November the Museum Shop remains open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  and Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. except for Monday, November 11 and Thursday, November 28. Holiday tours begin on Friday, December 6.

Save the Date: Inalienable Rights: Free and Enslaved Blacks Crafting a Life in the Shenandoah Valley

Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, Belle Grove Planation will be open free of charge and feature special programming on the African American history of the site and of the Shenandoah Valley with speakers and special guests from The Slave Dwelling Project and Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park. More details to come!