“The Life of the Enslaved” Event at Caledon State Park This Weekend

As part of their Monthly “People of Caledon” series, Caledon State Park will present “The Life of the Enslaved” on February 23 at 2 p.m.  Through this living history presentation, guest first-person interpreter Shemika Berry will share what life was like at Caledon for those who were enslaved. Register for this free program by calling 540-663-3861 or stopping by the visitor center.

People of Caledon Program at Caledon State Park

This spring, Caledon State Park in King George, Virginia will be hosting monthly “People of Caledon” programs.  These programs will explore the daily lives of the people in the region  from pre-colonization through the steam engine era.  Check out the schedule below:

January 19, 2019 at 2pm—Boyd’s Hole Revisited.  Boyd’s Hole has been home to history from colonial times through the Civil War. Discover more about the port, spy camp, and inspection station through the people who frequented this area.

February 23, 2019 at 2pm—The Life of the Enslaved.  Through this living history presentation, guest first-person interpreter, Shemika Berry, will share what life was like for those who were enslaved residing here at Caledon.

March 30, 2019 at 2pm—Indigenous Culture.  Native Americans greatly impacted the history of Caledon State Park and King George County. Join us as we learn about tools, skills, and the ways of life for indigenous peoples of this area.

April 27, 2019 at 2pm—The Steamboat Era.  Before highways and cars, the easiest way to travel was often the waterways. The Potomac River was a major thoroughfare for transportation of goods and people and still is today. Caledon State Park is home to an old wharf that was part of the steamboat route on the Potomac. Join rangers as we learn more about life during the age of the steamboat.


Seniors: 485 Meeting on Monday, January 14th

FURTHER UPDATE: the mandatory 485 information session has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 16 at 4:00 PM in Monroe 210. See you there!

UPDATE: the 485 meeting has been CANCELED due to snow.  Stay tuned for information about when it will be rescheduled.

To all senior History and American Studies majors enrolled (or planning to enroll) in History 485 or American Studies 485 this spring: there will be a MANDATORY information session on Monday, January 14 at 5:00 PM in Monroe 210.  See you there, and welcome back!

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