Bells Across the Land: Historic Kenmore Remembers the Civil War’s End

Along with churches across the city of Fredericksburg and historic sites, public buildings, schools, and more across the nation, Historic Kenmore marked the 150th anniversary of the symbolic end of the Civil War on April 9, 1865 by ringing a bell for four minutes at 3:15 p.m. today.

Interested in learning more about Kenmore’s Civil War history?  Join us for River Jordan: Crossing to Freedom, a dramatic theater presentation at both Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm, and witness the challenges and hopes of families, soldiers, and enslaved persons as each faces a future made uncertain by the Civil War.  The presentation takes place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Visit http://www.kenmore.org/events.html for all the details.

Admission: $12 adults, $6 ages 3-17; free ages 3 and under.
Reservations required. Please call 540-370-0732 x24 or email hayes@gwffoundation.org.

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