Hundreds of re-enactors depicting soldiers from the first century A.D. through modern times will present a chronological display of military history in one weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, for Jamestown Settlement’s “Military Through the Ages” event. March is "Insider's Access to Williamsburg" Month
This year marks the 30th anniversary of “Military Through the Ages,” which has been held at Jamestown Settlement annually since 1984. More than 35 re-enactment groups and modern-day units will show how uniforms, weapons and military tactics evolved through the centuries, as well as aspects of field communication and medical treatment.
Music of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries will be performed at regular intervals throughout both days of the event.
The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, which has made more than 120 stops across the state since its tour began in 2011, will be located in the Jamestown Settlement visitor parking area and will be open, with free admission, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 15 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 16. Immersive spaces and interactive exhibits draw together stories of the Civil War and emancipation from the viewpoints of those who experienced it across Virginia.
Admission to "Military Through the Ages" is included with museum general admission. Visit www.historyisfun.org to learn more about tickets and packages!
Join the festivities at Stratford on March 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Plantation Dinging Room. Traditional Irish fare, accompanied by craft beers, will enliven your St. Patrick's Day celebration. Cost is $49.95 per person, plus tax and gratuities. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 804-493-1966. The festive dinner menu includes: A special "welcome to the feast" Porterhouse Brain Blasta; fresh Irish mussels, poached in beer with bacon and potato, and paired with the Porterhouse Temple Brau (Dublin lager); Guinness barbequed goose sliders of slow-roasted goose, pulled and marinated with a decadent Guinness BBQ sauce, paired with Wexford Irish Cream Ale (red ale); Traditional lamb stew of braised lamb, potatoes, onions and fennel (fresh mint upon request), paired with Porterhouse Chller (light Irish lager); Corned beef and cabbage with pepper-crusted and apricot-glazed, slow-roasted corned beef brisket with poached cabbage and carrots, paired with O'Hara's Irish Red; and, for dessert, Irish whiskey mousse made with Jamison whiskey and Bailey's Cream, paired with Porterhouse Bohemia Freak Out (chocolate stout).
Cost: $25 pre-registration & $30 on race day (18 & under: $15-$20). Location: Waverly Avenue at the Carnival Grounds, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Time: Registration: 6:30-7:45 a.m. Run: 5K starts at 8:00 a.m. On March 22, 2014, the Kilmarnock 5K begins at the Carnival Grounds on Waverly Avenue. Registration is on site with all proceeds benefiting the Northern Neck Montessori School. Awards will be given in 5 year age groups. There is a kid's (1/2 mile) Fun Run at 9:00 a.m. ($7 pre-registration/$10 on race day). Please contact the race if financial assistance is needed. Award presentation at 9:30 a.m. Registration forms are available online or can be mailed/emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration at active.com Hope to see everyone there! Read More River Country News
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