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Dance in historic Rockburn ballroom, raise money for preservation

Supporters of Virginia’s Mosby Heritage Area Association, or just those who love a traditional Civil War ball, will have an opportunity on Nov. 16 to dance in the spacious ballroom of historic Rockburn Farms, located just outside Middleburg, and raise funds for the association. Built originally in 1728 and rebuilt after a fire in 1828, Rockburn added a ballroom in 1930 specifically to host the Piedmont Hunt Ball.

Rockburn also has a direct connection to the namesake of the association. During the Civil War, Col. John Mosby was badly wounded and was secretly transported to the mansion by ox cart where he stayed until he was ready to rejoin his rangers.

Those attending the Chrysanthemum Jubilee shouldn’t worry if they have forgotten how to do the Virginia Reel. The Civil War Era Dancers will be there to demonstrate. Time-honored cocktails will be served as well as authentic Virginia food, according to the invitation.

Admission is $100 each and reservations are required. Contact 540-687-6682 or go to


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