Monday, September 20, 2010

Library represented at Heritage Day festivities

Fauquier County Public Library will join in a celebration of our area’s heritage from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Warrenton-Fauquier Heritage Day, Saturday, Sept. 25, in Old Town Warrenton. The event is free.

The library’s table will feature coloring sheets for children, word-find puzzles and a local history trivia quiz for older students, information on the library’s Virginiana Room and more. Every child or teen who stops by the library table may pick out a small prize.

Main Street and several side streets in Old Town will be filled with displays, entertainers, and reenactments, and tours of the Warrenton Caboose will be given from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Talks will be held at the Old Courthouse, Courthouse Square, the John Barton Payne Building, and the Liberty Heritage and Old Jail museums throughout the day.

A parade of “living” historians and other events will commemorate 200 years of Warrenton and 250 years of Fauquier County heritage and honor the town’s national designation as a Preserve America community.

Buckland Farm, located in the Buckland community near Warrenton, will host a Black Horse Cavalry Field Demonstration, a Cherokee tent, and “living” historians from various periods from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. that day.

All events are free. For more information about Warrenton-Fauquier Heritage Day call (540) 341-7019. Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862, for more information about the library's resources.

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