Lecture & Book Signing

Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedmen At the beginning of the Civil War, Federal troops secured Alexandria, Virginia as Union territory. Former slaves, called contrabands, poured into Alexandria to obtain protection from their former masters. These former slaves came from all over Virginia, as well as from Prince George’s and Charles Counties in Maryland. […]

Stand-Up Warrenton

Stand-Up Warrenton Comedy Night for February will be a fundraiser for the AAHA in The Plains! Featured Performers: Haywood Turnipseed, Dominique Grayer, Franqi French, Jelani Wills These shows sell out before show date, so reserve early! Host: Mark Mensh Organized by Stand-Up Warrenton (Mark Mensh & Laura Lyster-Mensh) SUWarrenton@gmail.com facebook.com/StandUpWarrenton Charity of the month is […]

Slave Dwelling Project Comes To Fauquier County

Click here to register: http://cliftoninstitute.org/evrplus_registration/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=41 On Saturday, August 25th through Sunday, August 26th, The Slave Dwelling Project comes to Fauquier. The day starts off at the Afro-American Historical Museum (AAHA) in The Plains with a lecture by Joseph McGill, founder of The Slave Dwelling Project. Mr. McGill will be introduced by Dr. Kelley Deetz, Director […]