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Fairfax History Day (Fairfax, VA)

  • Historic Blenheim Mansion 10209 Main Street Fairfax, VA, 22030 United States (map)

Historic Blenheim and Fairfax County celebrates 100 years of its history, and the history of the region with a special day of activities, historic artisans and vendors, presentations, reenactors, and museum tours.

Silhouettes By Hand will be cutting silhouettes for visitors (for a fee) as well as presenting on the fascinating "sciences" of Physiognomy and Phrenology (no additional fee). Visitors will also be able to review Physiognomy display on their own, or participate in lively presentation.

The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim further interprets the site's history and the Civil War in the greater Fairfax area. In the exhibition gallery, house inscriptions, and pictographs from the house are reproduced and discussed in detail in the replica attic with full-scale images. The gallery also includes an illustrated timeline of Civil War events, artifacts that interpret the everyday soldier, biographies of several of the wall signers, and temporary displays.