Author Topic: FINAL AGENDA VA Fall Chapter Weekend - 26 - 28 October 2012 - Fredericksburg, VA  (Read 2640 times)

Steve Dietrich

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We have about 15 additional spaces.  Please RSVP to Steve Dietrich at [email protected] no later than Saturday evening, 20 October. 

NOTE:  The OPTIONAL no host Friday and Saturday dinners and Sunday Brunch, and Sunday tour of the Mary Washington house also require an RSVP NLT Saturday evening, 20 October.  Please specify which optional events you will attend and how many persons.

NOTE:  Activities scheduled between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM on Saturday, 27 October, cost $65.
Add $15 for lunch for additional persons and $8 for additional persons wishing to tour Kenmore.  All OPTIONAL activities are pay as you go.

Please pay for Saturday activities using PayPal (make payments of $65 to PayPal account [email protected], select ?personal? and ?other.?  Add $15 if your spouse plans to join us for lunch.  PayPal is preferred, but you may also send checks or money orders to:
   Steve Dietrich
   211 Sovereign Natalie Walk
   Fredericksburg, VA 22406


7:00 PM ? OPTIONAL No Host Dinner at La Petite Auberge, 311 William Street, Fredericksburg
?   NOTE:  Our ?no host? meals mean that I will make the reservation and each attendee orders and pays for their own meal at the restaurant.


8:30 ? 9:00 ? Arrive Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg (third floor council chambers)
?   Coffee and pastries
9:00 - 9:15 ? Joe Lambert - Chapter business
9:15 ? 9:45 - Steve Dietrich - Overview of Fredericksburg, Saturday?s schedule, and optional activities.  Also, presentation of a chair made by Steve based on a chair made by Thomas Miller on Caroline Street in Fredericksburg in the 1770s.  We will be able to compare it to a Miller original in the museum
9:45 ? 11:00 ? William Duffield ? demonstration of his shop-made portable workbench and auxiliary holding vises
11:00-11:15 ? Break
11:15-12:15 ? Tara Chicirda, Williamsburg curator will discuss 18th Century Fredericksburg furniture makers based on her groundbreaking article on Fredericksburg area furniture makers in the 2006 ?American Furniture?
12:15-12:30 ? Walk to Castiglia?s Italian restaurant,
12:30-1:30 ? Lunch at Castiglia's, 324 William Street
1:30-1:45 ? Walk to Historic Kenmore
1:45 ? 3:30 ? Tour Kenmore, 1201 Washington Avenue
?   Guides are the curator, Meghan Budinger and the collections manager
?   Here is a link to the curator?s updates on refurnishing Kenmore.  It includes a desk owned by the Fieldings
3:30 ? 3:45 ? Walk back to Fredericksburg Area Museum
3:45 ? 5:00 ? Tour Fredericksburg Area Museum with President Emeritus Edwin Watson
5:00 ? 5:15 OPTIONAL -- Walk to a restaurant named Foode, 1006 C/D Caroline Street, Fredericksburg
5:15 ? 6:00 ? OPTIONAL no host social ?hour? at Foode
6:00 ? 7:30 ? OPTIONAL no host dinner at Foode
9:30 ? 10:30 ? OPTIONAL no host brunch, Courtyard by Marriott, Caroline Street, Fredericksburg
11:00 ? 12:30 ? OPTIONAL tour of Mary Washington House, 1200 Charles Street, Fredericksburg,  (George?s mother ? the house has some furniture made in Fredericksburg and pieces of sets that are/were in the White House).  Entrance fee is $5.00 or $4.00 with AAA discount
12:30 ? Planned activities end.  Other dining, shopping, historic home tours, and Civil War site opportunities abound.