Franconia Museum, Inc.
6121 Franconia Road
Franconia, Virginia 22310
501 (c) (3) Organization
This is just a sampling of what you will see when you visit the museum
Stuart-Mosby Historical Society Leads Campaign
to Refurbish and Repair Statue Honoring
Major General James Ewell Brown (JEB) Stuart(Click for details)
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The Franconia Museum is engaged in a campaign to save Belvale, a 250-plus-year-old house at 7701 Telegraph Road in Fairfax County, Virginia by having it listed on the Virginia and National Register of Historic sites.
Belvale was the home of George Johnston, a neighbor and contemporary of George Wasington who also served in the Virginia House of Burgesses with George Mason and was involved with Patrick Henry in the protest against the Stamp Act. Johnston, a lawyer, also handled legal issues for Washington.
A Power Point presentation by Board Member, Don Hakenson, has been developed to further our efforts. We invite your support and comments.
HOMETOWN HISTORY TOUR
The Franconia Museum once again is sponsoring a Hometown History Tour by bus this summer. The date is August 15, 2015 beginning at 10 a.m. from the Franconia Government Center. Don't be late! The last stop will be for lunch and a talk by former Supervisor Joe Alexander about growing up on Beulah Road and Franconia. Tickets are $25 for Friends of the Museum and $35 for others. You won't want to miss this exciting look at history right in your backyard and/or hometown.
CIVIL WAR TRAILS MARKER
IN ROSE HILL
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A Civil War Trails marker providing information about the September 28, 1863 raid on the Rose Hill manor house in which Confederate raider John Singleton Mosby captured Colonel Daniel Dulany, aide to the Union appointed governor of the "Restored State of Virginia," has been installed on Rose Hill Drive at the John Marshall Library. Approved by the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, the marker was suggested by the Franconia Museum. The story on the marker was written by local Mosby expert and Franconia Museum member Don Hakenson. It is the only Civil War Trails marker in Lee District.
PANORAMIC VIEW OF GETTYSBURG
ON JULY 3, 1863
The Gerke family of Rose Hill has donated a panoramic framed map of the Gettysburg battlefield on July 3, 1863. All of the units on both sides are identified and placed in position on the map. The topography is authenticated by Union General George Gordon Meade. The picture is on display at the Museum. The Museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have a relative who fought at Gettysburg, you will find the unit on this picture. Even if you don't have a personal interest, this view of the battle is a historic preservation of the situation 150 years ago as part of the Sesquicentennial in 2013.
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