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   A DAY AT CALEDON   
   2013 ORNAMENT NOW AVAILABLE   
   KING GEORGE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT BOOK NOW AVAILABLE   

A DAY AT CALEDON
Caledon Sate Park is offering a living history program called "Spies on the Potomac". It is about Civil War spies who came through the are of Boyd's Hole, which is in the park. The program takes place at Boyd's Hole and includes period clothing and stories of local characters and a few others from elsewhere. One of the stories has to do with the one of the plots to kidnap President Lincoln, (not the Booth plot) and how if it had been successful would have likely come through Boyd's Hole. The dates for this program are July 26 and August 23 at 1:00pm. You can reserve a spot by calling Caledon State Park at 540-663-3861. The program fee is $3 per person or $8 per family. The parking fee is included I the registration fee. Participants will be driven to Boyd's Hole by park vehicle.    
posted by E Lee

WE NEED PHOTOS OF FORMER SHERIFFS
The historical society is collecting photos of former sheriffs. If you have any or know of anyone who does, please contact us. We would like to add these photos to our collection in the Museum.   
posted by E Lee

PEYTON'S MARKET - OWENS, VA
We are looking for information and photos about the old (now closed) Peyton's Market in Owens, VA. It was once a grocery store, a post office, and (later) was a "junk/antique" store. If you can help, please contact the KG Museum 775-9477.    
posted by J Graham

2013 ORNAMENT - 1913 MAIL TRUCK
The image used for our 2013 ornament is from a 1913 photograph of a mail truck on Rt. 218 at Ambar. This whimsical ornament is unique to our collection. More information available upon request. Ornament $20 + $3 shipping.   
posted by J Graham

NEW KING GEORGE COUNTY MONUMENT BOOK
The King George County Monument book is here. The 140-page book contains a history of how the monument came to be as well as a brief biography, including military history, of each person listed on the monument. It also identifies, to the best of our knowledge, others who served from King George County who, for reasons unknown, are not listed on the monument. Pictures are included where available. Readers are invited to update the book with information and pictures for future editions. $20.00 (Shipping costs will likely be around $3.00).   
posted by E Lee

BOOTH ON THE RUN
Jean and Elizabeth are researching into the truth and myths about John Wilkes Booth's escape through King George County. If your family has a story about the escape, please let us know. These stories will disappear over the next several generations and we want to have them written down. Contact us through this website, or at kghistory@verizon.net.   
posted by E Lee

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS CHANGES
A change to the constitution and bylaws will be mailed out to members in a few weeks. Please watch for this and return your ideas and comments by the date posted in the letter.    
posted by E Lee

JOIN US !
To become a member of the King George Historical Society, click here and submit the required information. Members will receive an 8-page quarterly newsletter containing current news as well as "News of Yesteryear." Annual dues: $20.00 Family; $15.00 Individual; $3.00 Student. Lifetime Membership = $250.00 per person.    
posted by J Graham

MUSEUM NEWS
The Museum is now open on Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 am until 2 pm. Call 775-9477 or emailkghistory@verizon.net to make an appointment to visit on other days. Please give ample notice, giving us time to check our emails and messages.    
posted by E Lee

OLD PHOTOS WANTED
We are updating our files. We are looking for pictures more than 50 years old -- King George County homes, schools, businesses and other buildings. Please... look through your collections and share your old photos with us. We will be happy to scan your originals while you wait and immediately return them to you.   
posted by J Graham

KING GEORGE COUNTY PICTORIAL HISTORY
The pictorial history is still available. One can obtain a copy from Union Bank & Trust, the museum, Herb Hewitt's law office, or click here to order by mail.   
posted by E Lee

SCHOLARSHIP
The King George Historical Society has designated $1,000 for a scholarship for a King George senior (resident of the county) who plans to continue his/her education in a post secondary institution. Entries may include written research papers, oral and/or audiovisual presentations, etc., pertaining to historic places, people, or events that took place in KG County. Students are invited to visit the museum for ideas and suggestions; the museum contains extensive historical information on county homes, businesses, industries, and schools of yesteryear. In addition there are genealogical files and a computer database relating to numerous county families. FOR FURTHER INFO, CONTACT A KING GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR OR EMAIL KGHISTORY@VERIZON.NET   
posted by J Graham

TO CONTACT US
If you need to contact us and have a short time for an answer, please use the inquiry@kghistory.org address. If you are not in need of a quick answer, you can use kghistory@verizon.net. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to read the verizon address in a timely manner. We read it once a week, at the museum, IF we do not have many visitors, planned activities, or unexpected jobs to do. The inquiry address, on the other hand, is forwarded to selected members at their home so that we can answer them from day to day. Please be patient with us. We love to answer your questions and try to do it in a timely manner.   
posted by E Lee