On August 11th, 2018 the SHA and Zion United Methodist Church hosted a tour or the 1859 Zion United Methodist Church
Evening With The General
April 21st, 2018
On April 21st, General George Washington came to Spotsylvania for an Evening with The General. The Spotsylvania Historical Association (SHA) hosted this event at historic Snow Hill Farm established in 1769. The event was a catered dinner with a presentation by General Washington.
This event was held under a southern sunset surrounded by beautiful red barns and horses grazing in the fields. As folks arrived, they were greeted with 18th-Century musical pieces by Colonial Faire, tasted locally made wine from Lake Anna Winery, and took in the gardens and scenery.
While everyone dined, General Washington entertained with his wit and humor. He provided a historical account of the Country during the 18th Century and of his life and time in the Revolutionary War.
It was a wonderful time had by all!
SHA Maintains Local Family Cemetery
August 26, 2017
The property next to Lick Run Farm on Rt. 3 West is owned by the Civil War Trust called First Day of Chancellorsville. This property was owned by the McGee family during the Civil War. It is now the resting place of several McGee's and Timberlake's (related by marriage).
The SHA volunteered to maintain this cemetery on an annual basis to help preserve a piece of our history. The first day of clean-up was held on August 26, 2017.
This site will be registered for the Trust's annual Park Day beginning in 2018. Please see the Events tab if you are interested in helping!
Confederate Cemetery Tour
July 3rd, 2017
The SHA hosted a walking tour of the Confederate Cemetery at the Spotsylvania Courthouse on Sunday, July 3rd, 2017. The tour included a history of the cemetery and highlighted some of the folks that rest there. The S.C.V. "Tucker-Lacey", S.C.V. "Matthew Fontaine Maury", and Maj. Gen. J.B. MaGruder Chapter #258 Military Order of Stars & Bars were present to perform the commencement ceremony on two new headstones for two North Carolina men killed during the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse.
The cemetery is owned/maintained by the Ladies Memorial Association. Thank you for letting us host this event!