March 2024

Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Virtual Tour Through the Archives

Thursday, March 21st 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Stafford County Administrative Center
1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA, USA

with John Reifenberg and Diane Ballman

Join John and Diane for a lively virtual tour through the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center’s archives.

John Reifenberg retired from 31 years with the National Park Service. He has been a volunteer and the Collection Manager at the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center since 2011 to present. Lived in Spotsylvania County for 36 years.

Diane Ballman former Probation Officer and Disease Intervention Specialist (CDC) in Florida. Lived in Stafford County for over 25 years. Been a volunteer and Database Information Technology Specialist for the Center Rappahannock Heritage Center since 2008 to current.

This is an in-person presentation only!  We will not be live-streaming or recording this presentation.  Please be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend in person so you don’t miss out.

February 2024

Social Studies Showcase

Saturday, February 24th 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Edward E. Drew Middle School
501 Cambridge Street, Fredericksburg, VA, USA

A celebration of student achievement and Stafford history! Sponsored by Stafford County Public Schools.

What’s New with the Discover Stafford Museum & Cultural Center

Thursday, February 15th 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Stafford County Administrative Center
1300 Courthouse Road Stafford, VA 22556 United States

Join Executive Director Sue Henderson in a lively update and conversation about everything happening with the Museum as we move into 2024.

This presentation will also be live streamed via Facebook. To view the presentation from Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/StaffordHistory. You should see the live feed listed at the top of the posts. If not, you may need to refresh your page.

January 2024

(CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER) Good/Better/Best: Options for Keeping Your Family History Safe

Thursday, January 18th 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Stafford County Administrative Center
1300 Courthouse Road Stafford, VA 22556

We regret that due to the extreme cold weather that we will be cancelling our January program. This program has been rescheduled for October 17, 2024.

-Stafford Historical Society 

 


with Terri Blanchette

The new year is coming and with it we want Clean, Clear, Organized lives. But we are facing boxes, bags, piles and “stashes” of family history items in our attics, spare rooms, basements and storage units that we don’t have time – or know how – to “deal” with. Making it worse is the guilt and pressure we feel as these memories are being lost to decay with each passing year. Come to this informative talk and discover some basic steps you can take right now to easily organize and preserve all kinds of materials that we have in our homes and help ensure it will be clutter-free and safe for generations to come!

Terri Blanchette is an historian, writer, and heritage preservation specialist in the Virginia and greater Washington DC areas. She has a Masters in U.S. History with certification in Museum Studies and Archiving. She has written extensively for national history organizations, delivered numerous talks, workshops and seminars on preservation, and has researched and written corporate histories for some of Washington’s most prestigious firms. Her one-of-a-kind company, TimeSorters, LLC helps individuals and businesses to capture, organize, preserve and protect those things that make up their unique histories.

This presentation will also be live streamed via Facebook. To view the presentation from Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverStafford. You should see the live feed listed at the top of the posts. If not, you may need to refresh your page.

Dr. Martin Luther King, The Dream Continues — Musical

Saturday, January 13th 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Colonial Forge High School
500 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA, USA

The musical is presented in three acts highlighting the journey of the civil rights movement under Dr. King’s leadership.

This event is sponsored by the Stafford County NAACP, Discover Stafford, and Stafford County Public Schools. Attendance is free to the public, however, registration is required due to limited seating.

December 2023

Annual Stafford Historical Society Christmas Party

Sunday December 17th 2023 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Rowser Building
1739 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA, USA

Members and Guests Only. The Christmas party will be held at the Rowser Building, Room A. The SCHS provides napkins, plates, cutlery, and beverages. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share.

NOTE THE NEW TIME THIS YEAR! We’ll be meeting on Sunday, December 17, at 2:00pm instead of an evening party in hopes that more members will be available to attend.