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The Union Church Preservation Project

Recent Events

A list of recent events involving the Union Church Historic Site:


Yankees at Falmouth

September 22-23, 2012 - The Union Church Preservation Project had an informational table at the 5th annual Yankees at Falmouth at the nearby Moncure Conway House.

 

UCPP trustee Logan gave tours at the Union Church. Watch the following video to learn more.

 

 


Opening of the Belmont-Ferry Farm Trail

June 23, 2012 - Stafford County celebrated the opening of the Belmont-Ferry Farm Trail. We held a mini Open House and rang the church's bell for the opening ribbon cutting ceremony! It was the first time since 1935 that the bell has been rung for a community event!

Click on the picture below to see more pictures of this event

 


Union Church Historic Site
Open House & Bake Sale

June 2, 2012 - On Saturday June 2, 2012, the Union Church Preservation Project held our first Open House of the Union Church Historic Site.

We wanted to thank the Falmouth community for the support of the Union Church Historic Site, as well as thank the Stafford County Board of Supervisors for the gracious donation for the roof repairs that were completed in March 2012.

We also had a bake sale thanks to the ladies at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Overwharton Parish and raised over $425! Thank you all so very much for your support.

Important attendees from the Stafford County government included Stafford County Administrator Anthony Romanello and Stafford County Supervisors Susan Stimpson (Falmouth District) and Bob Thomas (George Washington District)

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Union Church Historic Site
Late Spring Cleanup Day

 

May 19, 2012 - Following the roof repairs, we held a second Spring Cleanup Day to prepare for the Open House in June.

 

 


 

2nd Annual Capital Ale House Fundraiser

April 21, 2012 - We held our 2nd Annual Capital Ale House funcraiser at the Fredericksburg Capital Ale House in downtown Fredericksburg.

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Union Church Historic Site
Early Spring Cleanup Day

March 24, 2012 - We braved the rain and held our Spring Cleanup Day.

 


Roof Repairs Have Finished

Roof repairs have finished on the Union Church Historic Site!

March 2012 - GREAT NEWS! Repairs were completed in mid March 2012 on the Union Church's roof. We will no longer have gaping holes that let rain, snow, and animals inside!

A big THANK YOU goes out to Stafford County for providing the grant money to complete this project!

Another big THANK YOU for the Fredericksburg Free Lance Star for the following article from March 2, 2012. (Print edition only). 

Click on the picture above to see a larger picture.

These roof repairs are only the tip fo the iceberg of what is needed to save the Union Church Historic Site. We are in a major funding campaign for foundation repairs and a longterm, historically accurate roof replacement.

 


Falmouth's Union Church:
Making a Comeback from Endangered

Guest Blog Post at Preservation Virginia

March 2, 2012 - Logan Metesh (Co-Chair of Fundraising and the Social Media Coordinator for the Union Church Preservation Project) has authored a guest blog post at Preservation Viginia's blog.

In 2006, Preservation Virginia had listed the Union Church Historic Site as one of Virginia’s “most endangered” sites. Logan provides an update of the efforts of the Union Church Preservation project to help preserve the remains of the Union Church.

Congrats Logan!

 


Union Church: Past, Present and Future

January 2012 - Union Church Historic Site chairwoman trustee Lenetta Schools and local historian and author Jerrilynn Eby spoke about the Union Church spoke on the history of Falmouth's Union Church at the Stafford Administration Center (Stafford Courthouse) on Thursday January 19, 2012.

 


Union Church Bell Removed From Belfry

December 2011 - The Union Church bell that has sat in the belfry since 1868 has been safely removed! Thanks to the dedicated group of people that made this possible.

Click on the picture above to see many more pictures on this historic event, or visit the Photo Gallery for more photos on Union Church Historic Site events.

 


John Washington Marker Unveiling

September 2011 - A marker commemorating John Washington was dedicated at the Union Church as part of the Yankees in Falmouth activities. Washington, a freed slave, witnessed the military burial service for seven Federal soldiers killed early on the morning of April 18, 1862, as Union forces first advanced on Falmouth.

Pictured here are members of the 14th Brooklyn Company E.

More photos are in our Photo Gallery.

 


Vandalism Alert!

June 2011 - At the June 2011 cleanup we noticed that a large number of bricks have been removed from the rear left corner of the building. If you notice anybody attempting to steal bricks from the Union Church Historic Site, please call the Stafford County Sheriff's Office and report it. Call 911 for emergencies or (540) 658-4450 for non- emergencies. THANK YOU!

     

 

 

   


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Falmouth, Virginia