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Carlyle House Alexandria VA

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December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Carlyle House
121 N Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA
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CARLYLE HOUSE

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2017 EVENTS

SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS

The Soldier’s Christmas program will feature re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment.  Take part in festive activities, including live music, demonstrations of military drill, fife and drum, gaming, and cooking.

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12:00pm to 4:00pm, December 2, 2017

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More detail on event –

https://www.visitalexandriava.com/event/scottish-walk-parade-open-house-at-carlyle-house/11241/

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Step back in time to see Carlyle House decorated for the holidays in the style of the 18thcentury. John Carlyle, one of Alexandria’s town founders, was a British merchant of Scottish descent. Come into the museum to warm up after the Scottish Walk Parade and learn more about 18th century Alexandria! The Soldier’s Christmas program will feature re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment and visitors will learn about colonial life in Alexandria during the holidays at the time of the American Revolution. On the front lawn, take part in festive activities including live music, demonstrations of military drill, fife and drum, gaming, and cooking.

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https://www.visitalexandriava.com/event/scottish-walk-parade-open-house-at-carlyle-house/11241/

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Facebook page event – https://www.facebook.com/events/124420788237495/

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See Calendar of Events

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Home page of website – About Carlyle House

Keep your eye on this page

These events are usually celebrated.

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August 1, 1753 John Carlyle finished this house.

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April 15, 1755 was the “Grandest Congress” of General Braddock and the Colonial Governors.  See this link.

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See all of George Washington’s correspondence with John Carlyle.   Click on this link.

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Richard Henry Spencer“The Carlyle House and its Associations” in William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol.18, No.1., pp.1-17.

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Image of the Carlyle House in 1909, showing the original house completed in 1753 and additional terraces added in the mid-nineteenth century.

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PAST EVENTS

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APRIL 8, 2017,  Saturday 12 NOON TO 4PM

to celebrate

April 15, 1755 was the “Grandest Congress” of General Braddock and the Colonial Governors.  See this link.

Braddock Day: The French and Indian War at Carlyle House

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04/09/2016 12:00 PM to 04/09/2016 04:00 PM

Cost: Free; $1 Suggested Donation

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Spring, 1755: Major General Edward Braddock, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty’s Forces in North America convened a meeting of five colonial governors at John Carlyle’s Alexandria home.

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Among Braddock’s objectives was to secure funding for his upcoming campaign against the French. Carlyle called this gathering the Grandest Congress ever known on the Continent.

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Join us on Saturday, April 9th from 12pm-4pm to step back in time to Braddock’s visit and learn more about the French and Indian War.

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Meet General Braddock and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 18th-century! Costumed interpreters will be on site to answer your questions. This event is FREE but suggested donation of $1/person is welcome.

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Located at 121 N. Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria.

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APRIL 5, 2014

Event at the Carlyle House.

 

Norman Baker, our French and Indian War Foundation historian, attended the event at the Carlyle House. Norman Baker is author of “Braddock’s Road,” whereby the actual location of the road is detailed.

 

See Pictures further below.

 

It is the spring of 1755. Major General Edward Braddock, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty’s Forces in North America, has convened a meeting of five colonial governors at John Carlyle’s Alexandria home to prepare for the impending French & Indian War. Carlyle will call the meeting “the Grandest Congress…ever known on the Continent.”

 

Step back in time to this momentous event at Carlyle House from 12 noon to 4 p.m., then dance the night away at the Braddock Day Ball on April 5 in the historic ballroom at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. A cash bar will be available. 1750s attire requested; cocktail attire welcome. 8 – 11 p.m. $45 per person.

 

For more information on that event visit these websites:

https://www.facebook.com/carlylehouse

http://www.nvrpa.org/park/carlyle_house_historic_park

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General Braddock (Dan McMahan), Norman L. Baker

 

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Carlyle House Braddock Day Reenactors, Norman L. Baker.

 

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General Braddock (Dan McMahan), Shelly Miller, Susan Hellman (Carlyle House Director), Keith Rouleau, Norman L. Baker — Braddock’s Road “O Mile” Marker.

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Article from March 2006

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“I will be there as William Johnson, easily the most interesting character most people have never heard of,” Borek said, adding that Johnson was an emissary to the Iroquois Confederacy. “He was called “Warraghiyagey,” roughly meaning ‘he who does great things,’ and came to Alexandria to receive the king’s commission as the person solely empowered to treat with the Indians.”

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Borek is one member of the city’s burgeoning subculture of historic reenactors, a group of people who seek out new roles for a number of events that take place throughout the year. Other yearly events include the death of John Carlyle, George Washington’s birthnight ball and a Revolutionary War battlefield recreation at Fort Ward.

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http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2006/mar/29/the-grandest-congress/

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