You must be registered to add events to our community calendar. To register, send an email to email@example.com with your name, organization, and the email address you want associated with this account.
Once registered, you may log in and submit calendar events (detailed instructions).
Crossing the Rappahannock: A Pilgrimage to Freedom
Join in the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the 1862 crossing of the Rappahannock River near Remington, VA by enslaved persons in a courageous act of self-emancipation; as well as the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s signing of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The program will include brief but pithy presentations by historians John Hennessy, Clark Hall and key note speaker Dr. Dianne Swann-Wright, a hymn sing performed by the newly formed River Bank Choir, a limited recreation of the crossing from Culpeper to Fauquier and the reading of a partial list names of Culpeper-born slaves. FREE ADMISSION: Donations welcome VISIT web site for all details.