UPCOMING EVENTs

 
 

Tenant House Reveal

Saturday, October 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Tenant House, Historic Huntley Site

$5 registration fee


The renovation of Historic Huntley’s Tenant House is now complete, and it can begin its new life as Huntley’s welcome center and programming hub.


To celebrate the renovation, at this event site interpreter Cheryl Repetti will discuss the architectural discoveries made during the renovation and summer intern Michael Sullivan will share his research findings about one-time overseer and likely Tenant House resident Slighter Smith. As a special bonus, participants will get to tour the upper story of the Tenant House, which usually will be closed to the public.


Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes, registration code 5784821601 or call 703.768.2525 for more information.





The Frightful Science of Mary Shelley: A Living History Presentation on Electricity and Galvanism

Friday, October 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Tenant House, Historic Huntley

$25 registration fee


Historical reenactor and natural philosopher Dean Horwarth will bring to life the experiments of Dr. Frankenstein as he attempted to animate the dead. This presentation, complete with demonstrations (but no reanimations!), commemorates the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s classic novel.  Attendees must be at least 18 years old.

Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes, registration code 5784053601 or call 703.768.2525 for more information.



FOHH Annual Meeting and Talk on Jonathan Roberts: Quaker Civil War Scout

Sunday, October 22, 2:00 p.m.

Sherwood Hall Regional Library

2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria

Free and open to the public


Join FOHH for its annual meeting, help us elect officers, and then hear Gregory Wilson speak about his ancestor, Jonathan Roberts, also the subject of his award-winning book, “Jonathan Roberts: The Civil War’s Quaker Scout and Sheriff.” Anyone can attend the meeting, but only FOHH members in good standing can vote in the election.