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one-day, outdoor festival celebrating the diverse traditions that make up the Centreville of yesterday, today and tomorrow! costume parade, trick or treat trail, ghost tours, tons of local talent onstage, get your ticket from G&C booth for free kids' rides!!; great hands-on history fun such as making candles, churning , butter, double-dutch and stories, free admission & parking, buy something fun in the marketplace!!

Add a little taste of history to your table this Thanksgiving? ...
11/25/2019
18th-Century Recipes

Add a little taste of history to your table this Thanksgiving? ...

Explore our recipes and learn more about food culture at Mount Vernon.

Some fun facts about turkeys -- except #7, that's a myth, though Franklin did think the turkey was a bird of Courage, bu...
11/25/2019
Wild Facts About Wild Turkeys | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Some fun facts about turkeys -- except #7, that's a myth, though Franklin did think the turkey was a bird of Courage, but also a little vain & silly ...

Welcome to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's home for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Autumn is a great time to visit a wildlife refuge. View the beautiful leaves.

11/24/2019
Friends of Colvin Run Mill

Cabell's Mill was also a Oliver Evans mill, though sadly the milling machinery was all removed in the 1930s. This is a great animation showing how the entire building worked as a machine to grind and sort grain, all powered by water with minimal assists by human labor. ...

Colvin Run Mill is a restored, working, early 19th century grist mill. The entire process, from moving and cleaning grain to sifting flour, is automated and water powered using innovations developed by Oliver Evans in the late 1780s.

Christmas shopping at the farm ....
11/23/2019

Christmas shopping at the farm ....

Let the kids do their own shopping this season at Frying Pan Farm Park! Our popular “Children’s Holiday Shopping” program returns Saturdays, Dec. 7 & 14. 🎁
Register early: http://bit.ly/2KL9Tjn

Centreville also had a living white oak "witness tree" of a similar age. Sadly it was struck by lightning and died a few...
11/23/2019
A 230-year-old Mount Vernon tree, a witness to history, is no more

Centreville also had a living white oak "witness tree" of a similar age. Sadly it was struck by lightning and died a few years ago, but it still stands on the Royal Oaks property and is visible from Mt. Gilead Road. It stands on a hill across from the Spindle Sears house.

The white oak, which had carvings from the Civil War, fell on a windless night.

11/04/2019
G&C Tire And Auto Service

G&C Tire And Auto Service

G&C Tire and Auto Service is sponsoring a Turkey Drive between November 1st and Thanksgiving! Every customer will have the opportunity to donate a turkey ($20) at checkout, and for every donation G&C will match with the donation of another turkey! Stop by G&C to make sure no families go hungry on Thanksgiving.

Cub Run Stream Valley Park Volunteer Team
10/21/2019

Cub Run Stream Valley Park Volunteer Team

Fall Colors @ Cub Run.

The winner of the Fairfax Times Centreville Day First Responder Photography contest is elementary school student Riley Z...
10/15/2019

The winner of the Fairfax Times Centreville Day First Responder Photography contest is elementary school student Riley Zwiselsberger's "Heros All Around Me." Riley's story about his photo is delightful.

Centreville Day wishes to gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors. And please say thanks to those businesses ...
10/15/2019

Centreville Day wishes to gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors. And please say thanks to those businesses that have placed a Centreville Day poster in their windows or community bulletin boards!

At Huntley Meadows Park ...
10/06/2019

At Huntley Meadows Park ...

Fly into the Halloween spirit and get batty with us on Saturday, October 12th! Bats can have an undeserved scary reputation, but come see why they are such special animals. See live bats and learn all about their extraordinary abilities and lives. Presented by The Save Lucy Campaign. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

https://fairfax.usedirect.com/FairfaxFCPAWeb/Activities/Details.aspx?session_id=77700&back_url=fi9BY3Rpdml0aWVzL1NlYXJjaC5hc3B4

Centreville Day wouldn't be possible without volunteers! Thank you!
09/30/2019

Centreville Day wouldn't be possible without volunteers! Thank you!

Looking for a way to give back? Explore volunteer opportunities at the Venture into Volunteering Fair on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va. http://bit.ly/2ndbB45

Woof-woof! Meow. Tweet! Take your pets to the Centreville Day Rotary Club Pet Pageant!
09/30/2019

Woof-woof! Meow. Tweet! Take your pets to the Centreville Day Rotary Club Pet Pageant!

Saturday, October 19, 10 am - 5 pm. Pet pageant, parade, history, food, live entertainment, marketplace -- it's Centrevi...
09/30/2019

Saturday, October 19, 10 am - 5 pm. Pet pageant, parade, history, food, live entertainment, marketplace -- it's Centreville Day!

Friends of Colvin Run Mill
09/20/2019

Friends of Colvin Run Mill

We're getting ready for Sept 22. Noon -3:00.

Make some cider. Taste some cider. Learn about making moonshine. (But don't actually make any. It's still illegal without proper permitting.)

An upcoming critter program from our friends at Ellanor C Lawrence Park ...
09/17/2019

An upcoming critter program from our friends at Ellanor C Lawrence Park ...

How well do you know your neighbors in the parks? Make discoveries about the turtles and chipmunks that call county parks their home during programs at Clemyjontri Park and Ellanor C. Lawrence Park on Sunday, September 22. http://bit.ly/34B1Y0p

Awwww!
09/15/2019

Awwww!

Give your preschooler a taste of farm life with the Little Hands on the Farm at Frying Pan Park on Mondays, October 7 and October 21.
🖐️🐮🐷🐔🌽🍅🖐️
http://bit.ly/3089lZP

Native Plant Festival & Sale | Park Authority
09/07/2019
Native Plant Festival & Sale | Park Authority

Native Plant Festival & Sale | Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia - ECLP hosts a day of education about native plants and an opportunity to purchase them for your home.

As Centreville Day approaches, we thought we'd share with you some of the stories of these "faces of Centreville," peopl...
09/03/2019

As Centreville Day approaches, we thought we'd share with you some of the stories of these "faces of Centreville," people's whose images, and stories, have survived the years long enough to be remembered here, not to extoll their historical "significance," but to recall their humanity. Some are native Centrevillians, others just passed through. Most were "ordinary," though a few met the challenges of extraordinary times. Many are associated with the places you can visit and see on Centreville Day. Keep checking in and we'll add names and stories as we count down the weeks to October 19, the 27th Annual Centreville Day. ....

As Centreville Day approaches, we thought we'd share with you some of the stories of these "faces of Centreville," people's whose images, and stories, have survived the years long enough to be remembered here, not to extoll their historical "significance," but to recall their humanity. Some are native Centrevillians, others just passed through. Most were "ordinary," though a few met the challenges of extraordinary times. Many are associated with the places you can visit and see on Centreville Day. Keep checking in and we'll add names and stories as we count down the weeks to October 19, the 27th Annual Centreville Day. ....

Set your tails a-wagging, Centreville Day is October 19 and the Pet Pageant is returning!
09/03/2019

Set your tails a-wagging, Centreville Day is October 19 and the Pet Pageant is returning!

Fairfax County Park Authority
09/02/2019

Fairfax County Park Authority

Native plants make your home and yard jump with health and color. Learn more about them. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park hosts a Native Plant Festival and Sale on Saturday, Sept. 7. http://bit.ly/33BbHmL
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#eclp #ellanorclawrence #eclawrence #plants #nativeplants #color

Happy Anniversary Sully!
09/02/2019

Happy Anniversary Sully!

It's a milestone anniversary for this beautiful, historic place. Sully Historic Site officially became a part of the Fairfax County Park Authority 60 years ago today. That was a pretty significant event for the Park Authority, too. President Eisenhower signed the bill that transferred the site from the Federal Aviation Administration to FCPA. That marked the beginning of the Park Authority’s work in preserving historic sites. Sully eventually was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 6, 1975. http://bit.ly/2PjrYEB

Not historical, but too cool not to share!
08/22/2019

Not historical, but too cool not to share!

A woodpecker's tongue wraps around its head. When a woodpecker pecks, these tongue bones are retracted and stabilize the skull, providing musculo-sketal support. These also protect its brain from over 1000g of force when it's hammering away by absorbing the shock.

Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
08/22/2019

Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

Long after leather, wood, and cloth have deteriorated, durable glass beads provide clues about who lived in an area and when. Smithsonian bead expert Laurie Burgess helped date a plantation site in Virginia using these excavated beads. Along with other artifacts, the beads showed that the site dated back to the 1720s-1760s.

Objects like these beads can help signal the presence of people—like enslaved individuals—who were often left out of the historical record. Visit #ObjectsofWonder to see these in person. (Beads: Courtesy of Fairfax County Park Authority and Thunderbird Archaeology, a division of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.) #Jamestown400 #ANationsStory

As Juneteeth approaches, I thought of this painting in the Virginia Museum of Fine Art entitled "The Ride to Liberty," b...
06/09/2019

As Juneteeth approaches, I thought of this painting in the Virginia Museum of Fine Art entitled "The Ride to Liberty," by Eastman Johnson. On the back is a note by Johnson, “A veritable incident in the civil war seen by myself at Centerville.” - On March 2, 1862, Union General George McClellan marched into Centreville, recently abandoned by Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and the Army of the Potomac. Many enslaved families, like the one depicted here, seized the opportunity presented by the Confedrate withdrawal to flee their homes. Officially, these people were defined by the Union Army as 'contrabands of war' - property lawfully held to undermine the capacity of the Confederacy to wage war. Enslaved people, however, declared themselves to be free and thus helped to redefine the meaning and purpose of the Civil War, laying the groundwork for Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

A fun (and rewarding) way to explore Fairfax County's wonderful parks!
05/24/2019

A fun (and rewarding) way to explore Fairfax County's wonderful parks!

Discovery Trail Map is back and kicks off this weekend! Visit 8 of 12 select parks and earn a prize packet. This year's transportation-themed map celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Get your map today! #FCPAmoonwalk http://bit.ly/2Vz9ovn

What are your plans for Father's Day?
05/21/2019

What are your plans for Father's Day?

Father's Day is one month from today. Need an idea? May we suggest the Annual Antique Car Show at Sully Historic Site. Details at this url: http://bit.ly/2POabr5

Quilts at the Fairfax Museum . . .
05/17/2019

Quilts at the Fairfax Museum . . .

Come see the great new Quilt Exhibit! "Sewing on the Homefront: World War II Quilts" - open until Oct 20.

Centreville Day
05/15/2019

Centreville Day

The Mystery of the Centreville Six THIS Saturday, May 18 at 10 am at the Rt 28 McDonald’s. You are cordially invited to an unveiling of a Civil War Trails sign at 5931 Fort Drive in Centreville. Michael Frey and Kevin Ambrose will share the story of the discovery, excavation, and reburial of six Civil War soldiers found at this location.

The Mystery of the Centreville Six THIS Saturday, May 18 at 10 am at the Rt 28 McDonald’s. You are cordially invited t...
05/15/2019

The Mystery of the Centreville Six THIS Saturday, May 18 at 10 am at the Rt 28 McDonald’s. You are cordially invited to an unveiling of a Civil War Trails sign at 5931 Fort Drive in Centreville. Michael Frey and Kevin Ambrose will share the story of the discovery, excavation, and reburial of six Civil War soldiers found at this location.

Great advice.
05/12/2019

Great advice.

Sound advice on this Mother’s Day! Have a wonderful time celebrating the one that you call mom!

Will you walk a little faster?" said a whiting to a snail."There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my  ...
05/10/2019

Will you walk a little faster?" said a whiting to a snail.
"There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my
tail.
See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance!
They are waiting on the shingle—will you come and join the
dance? -- Lewis Carroll, The Lobster Quadrille

Before we had over-the-top prom proposals, a young man had to ask if he could be added to a young lady’s dance card for the evening. Learn more in the latest issue of Artifacts. #digfairfax http://bit.ly/2PQTATo

Happy Anniversary, Walney! Built by Thomas Brown in 1780, the farm was named 'Walney' by his descendants, the Machens. T...
05/10/2019

Happy Anniversary, Walney! Built by Thomas Brown in 1780, the farm was named 'Walney' by his descendants, the Machens. They used the (then) tiny stone cottage as a library and resided in a wood frame house that stood nearby. When the wooden house burned down in 1874, James Machen made the first expansion of the stone cottage and made it his home.

More than 30,000 people annually visit this 1780 farmhouse. It opened as the Visitor Center at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park 37 years ago today. http://bit.ly/2vIhdnZ

Treat Mom right _after_ Mother's Day! Hate the crowds on Mother's Day but still want to take Mom out for a special treat...
05/03/2019

Treat Mom right _after_ Mother's Day! Hate the crowds on Mother's Day but still want to take Mom out for a special treat? Register for Huntley's special Mother's Day Mason Tea on _Monday_, May 13 from 1:30 to 3:30. Call Huntley at 703 768-2525 to register -- ONLY 5 seats left!

Hope everyone enjoyed this lovely Easter/Passover weekend ...
04/22/2019

Hope everyone enjoyed this lovely Easter/Passover weekend ...

You're looking at tiny pieces of egg shell from recent excavations of a suspected slave quarters site on Patriot Park North. Evidence like this helps archaeologists better understand the day to day activities and diet of the people who inhabited the site. #digfairfax

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Centreville, VA
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