For more information regarding events and activities at the Graffiti House and Brandy Station Battlefield call 540-727-7718
Saturday, June 9th, the Brandy Station
Foundation is sponsoring Tribute Day: Honoring Veterans and First Responders.
Events begin at 8:45 AM and end at 5:00 PM. A presentation to honor and thank
the veterans from all wars and first responders will be held at 10 AM at the
"Old" Brandy Station Fire Hall, 19601 Church Rd., Brandy Station. Parking for
Old Fire Hall events is behind the new Brandy Station Fire Hall until 3 PM.
Other events include: Battle of Brandy Station battlefield tour by Virginia
Morton on Fleetwood Hill, Fleetwood Heights Road, beginning at 8:45 AM & a
Speakers Program at the Fire Hall beginning at 11AM: Dr. Dan Beattie’s topic is
the ”June 9, 1863 Battle of Brandy Station" on the 155th anniversary of the
largest cavalry battle of the Civil War. Mr. Robert Gilbert will speak about "Waging War
Without Declaring War" and well known personality and historian Mr. Al Stone
will speak about "Gen. R.E. Lee”. A Period Dance called by the Shenandoah Valley
Civil War Era Dancers will be at the Fire Hall from 1-3 PM. A hamburger/hot dog
lunch and soft drinks will be available for sale by donation at the Fire Hall.
Ongoing activities will be a Civil War Telegraph demonstration, a hospital tent,
sutlers selling their crafts, historic organizations information tables, Mr.
Jimmy Eustace artifacts, and a Children's Corner with period toys, clothes, and
"what is it" artifacts. Living historians will bring history alive in period
dress: Generals Kemper, Lee, and Pleasanton, and Mr. Howard Lambert representing
the United States Colored Troops. At 3 PM events continue at the Graffiti House,
19484 Brandy Rd., Brandy Station with a horse picket line and a railroad
demonstration provided by the Piedmont Railroaders (also on Sunday). Storyteller
and entertainer Kenny Postalwait will spin tales and sing original songs.
Sunday, June 10, 2018: 9:30 AM Christ Episcopal Church in Brandy Station and the Brandy Station Foundation invite you to attend the eighth annual historic St. James site church service, led by the Reverend Peter Way, using the original Civil War Chalice with readings from the original Bible of St. James Church. The service will be held at 9:30 at the site of the St. James Church near the Culpeper Airport in Elkwood. We will gather beginning at 9:00 AM. It is asked that those attending park their cars at the designated Civil War Trust parking circle at the intersection of Beverly Ford Rd. and St James Church Rd. This is just before the entrance into the Culpeper Airport. It is a short walk down the road to the site entrance and then a shorter path leads us through the woods to the site of the church. The church was destroyed by Union troops during the winter occupation of Brandy Station in 1863. Some seating will be provided, but you can bring folding chairs. Period dress welcome. After the service refreshments will be provided at the Graffiti House (19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station).
Sunday afternoon, June 10th at the Graffiti
House: About noontime, a remembrance ceremony will held at the Pelham monument
across from the Graffiti House to remember the "Gallant" John Pelham who was
mortally wounded at the Battle of Kelly's Ford, March 17, 1863. A Speakers
Program will be presented until 4:00, as well as tours of the Graffiti House.
GRAFFITI HOUSE HOURS:
The Graffiti House is open to visitors from 11:00 to 4:00 every Saturday and Sunday all year long.
It is closed on Christmas Eve and Day and New Years Eve And Day. In 2018, the Graffiti will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 1st
Seminar Series: April through September - Graffiti House, 2 PM, last Sunday of each month. Donations appreciated.
LIVING HISTORY: As opportunities become available.