African Americans at Walney Walking Tour

(8-Adult) Hear the names and stories of many African American families who lived and worked here at Walney. Learn about slave tenancy, stories of resistance and survival.

Design a Family Flag

(4-Adult) Learn the importance and historic art of flags. Use your family history, local nature and family hobbies to create a flag to display at home.

Drill like a Solider

(6-Adult) Our Continental Army, formed in 1775, was created from colonial volunteers. Farmers and tradespeople learned to follow directions, march and fight as one unit. Join us as we practice drilling and talk about the Army's struggles and successes around the campfire.

History Tots-Fall

(2-3 yrs.) Bring your toddler to explore history through sight, sound, smell and touch. Program includes indoor and outdoor activities. Adults must be able to participate with children. Topics vary with seasons: Sept-Apples, Oct-Pumpkins, Nov-Pilgrims, and Dec-Warmth.

Holidays at Walney Farm

(4-Adult) Celebrate the winter holidays with the families that lived at Walney Farm. Take a holiday food walk, learning about preservation for the new year and meals for the holiday. Create a historic holiday ornament, play historic games and enjoy treats and cider around the campfire.

Homeschool Historians

(6-12 yrs.) Explore Fairfax County history with hands on activities and games in this four week course. Week 1: Learn how light reflects life with candle making. Week 2: Explore food ways from garden to table. Week 3: Have some fun with historical games. Week 4: Try your hand at letter writing. All sessions have take home crafts.

Mill Race Tour

(8-Adult) Cabell’s Mill has changed over its 250 years. As we tour Cabell’s Mill we will discuss its function as a mill and in the community, how its function has changed over time and examine its history through photography.

Spy Craft

(7-Adult) Explore the lives of the men and women who passed along secrets and information and the technology they used in dangerous times. Try your hand at a little spy craft to take home!

Spy Walk

(12-Adult) Join us for a spell-binding tale of espionage, secret payments and the Russians as we walk and talk about a spy who used Ellanor C. Lawrence Park as a drop-off location during the end of the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Program meets at Walney pond.

Women of Walney Walking Tour

(12-Adult) From the Brown family in the 1740s until Ellanor C. Lawrence in the 1970s, women have defined the Park's cultural history. Hike around Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, learning about the women whose lives and work helped shape our land. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

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