Historic Blenheim

(Fairfax County)
703-591-0560
4/25

Fairfax Civil War Day

The historic home and grounds open for tours, living history, music, military drills and talks.
5/30

William Extra Billy Smith: The Governor's Odyssey

The story of former Virginia Governor William "Extra Billy" Smith 1,000-mile journey through the state in 1865 is recounted by Dave Meisky.
6/27

Juneteenth, from the Perspective of Enslaved People

Spencer Crew, a professor at George Mason University, will discuss the end of slavery.
7/25

The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abriahm Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance

Author Anthony S. Pitch discusses plots to murder President Abraham Lincoln.
8/22

Escaping Detection: Women in the Civil War

Historian May Lipsey discusses female spies and soldiers and how they navigated the Civil War.
9/27

Mathew Brady's Portraits of a Nation

Author Robert Wilson discusses Brady's impact on photography in the 19th century.
11/14

Photography of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House

The newly-opened exhibit will be the topic of discussion during this lecture by William Stapp, former curator at the George Eastman House in Rochester, where the exhibit originated.
12/6

Civil War Christmas in Camp

Civil War-ear customs are the focus of this event that includes ornament-making, holiday songs and drills.
11/7 - 12/31

Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War

Pictures by photographers including George Barnard, Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and others are exhibited.