Many of you are folks who have come over the years to the Mosby Heritage Area Association’s Gray Ghost Interpretive Group programs–the lantern-light living history dramatic series we call Cavaliers, Courage, and Coffee. This weekend, on Saturday night November 7th at 7:30 p.m., we’ll be offering our last program of our 11th season, entitled Cavaliers, Courage, and Coffee: An Autumn Night at a Safe House. The program will be held at Mount Bleak, the living history farm that belonged to the Edmonds family during the Civil War. Just south of Paris VA off U.S. Rt. 17 a mile south of Rt. 50, the address is:
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane VA 20180
Mount Bleak is the handsome stone house near the main parking lot of the park, which many of you have likely seen as you are off the hike the trails of one of Virginia’s most lovely state parks. Kevin Bowman, the park’s Ranger in charge of interpretation and public programming, is an old friend of mine who like me, once worked at Morven Park near Leesburg.
We’re both very excited about what we’ve cooked up. So we hope you will join us! Rain or shine, mild or more chilly, we’ll be spending an autumn night stepping back in time to 1864 to look at a farm in the midst of the cat-and-mouse guerrilla warfare that typified the Civil War in the this section of Fauquier and Loudoun. The location, with its many outbuildings and even more stories, is perfect for the Gray Ghost Interpretive Group’s style of lantern-lit “in the first person” storytelling. Dress warmly and with appropriate wet weather gear if that is called for, and we will adapt to the weather and keep you provoked, cozy, and enthralled.
No reservations are required, so if you decide to join us at the last moment, come on down.
Parking, per car: $4.00 Admission: adults, $10.00; students k-college, $5.00.