'BELMONT PORTRAYED' NOW ON VIEW AT GARI MELCHERS HOME & STUDIO

'Belmont Portrayed' celebrates Gari Melchers Home and Studio's 40th Anniversary by featuring 54 art works by local and regional artists depicting the buildings and grounds of the Melchers' country home.
 
Be sure to vote for your favorite painting.  The top four vote winners will receive cash prizes of $1,000, $750, $500, and $250.   
 
Most of the exhibition's paintings are also for sale.  A price list is available in the studio and at the front desk.  What a great opportunity to bring a Belmont memory home with you!

The exhibition is included with regular museum admission. #BelmontPortrayed
George Washington's Birthday Celebration
Ferry Farm
February 13, 10 - 4pm

Celebrate George Washington's 284th birthday at his boyhood home with fun activities for the whole family, including games, crafts, exhibits, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting), history theater, and birthday cake! "General Washington" will attend the Birthday Celebration to talk about growing up on the farm.

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Archaeology Day
Ferry Farm

February 13, 10-4pm

Learn about archaeology at George Washington's Boyhood Home. Enjoy crafts, theater performances, presentations by Muraca the Magnificent - Guru of Glues, tours of the archaeology lab, a scavenger hunt, and the Archaeology Artifact Challenge. Archaeology Day is a free event!
 
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Celebrate Valentine's Day Weekend at
Potomac Point Winery


Cupid is working overtime at Potomac Point this year!  Choose from three events that are sure to make your Valentine happy:  the Sinfully Sweet Dessert & Wine Pairing, Chef's Table Wine Dinner, and Valentines Sparkling Wine Brunch.
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'BUDDY:  The Buddy Holly Story'
Now Playing through March 13
Riverside Dinner Theater


This musical tells the true story of the last few years of Buddy Holly's life, spotlighting his meteoric rise to fame from the moment in 1957 when That'll be the Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death on "the day the music died."

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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Learn about the significant contributions that African Americans made to Stafford's history as well as America's history.  Join us Thursday, February 25th at 5 pm for a guided tour of the Rowser Building and the 'Path to Freedom' Mural led by Mr. Frank White. 

Stay for a special presentation at 7pm provided by Mr. Stewart Henderson of the 23rd Regiment USCT about the African Americans in the Civil War. This is a free program and open to the public.

Celebrate Black History Month by exploring the struggles, strengths, and victories of Stafford County's African Americans by taking the Trail to Freedom Driving Tour.

Watch Mr. Frank White introduce 'Path to Freedom' Mural

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Craft Brewing Growing in Stafford County
Adventure Brewing Purchases Blue & Gray Brewing
Blue & Gray's larger facility at the Bowman Center will become Adventure's production brewery and will allow Adventure to keep up with demand.  Learn More

New Microbrewery Planned in Stafford
A new microbrewery called 6 Bears & A Goat is expected to open at 1140 International Parkway this summer.  The name reflects the seven owners' military backgrounds. Six of the owners are retired from the Coast Guard, which has a bear mascot. The seventh owner graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, whose mascot is a goat.  Learn More

Stafford Tourism in the News

Stafford plans spring opening of Lake Mooney:  Recreation fishing, boating will begin in May

Rave on: Buddy Holly takes over Riverside Dinner Theater 

VIDEO:  Markette Sheppard and Chris Leary speak with Sally Struthers, Sandy Bainum, and Patrick A'Hearn from the Riverside Center in Fredericksburg, Va about the show "Mame"