Schedule of Events at The Prince George County Regional Heritage Center
Sunday March 25 2:00pm Women Warriors in American History
Join Park Ranger Maggs Vibo as she conducts a panel discussion featuring guest writers and journalists who will provide readings highlighting the role of women during military conflicts throughout our nation's history. The guest panel for this Women's History Month event will include: Tracy Crow and Jerri Bell, authors of It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan - Tracy Crow is an award-winning military journalist, author and editor. Jerri Bell is a writer, instructor, and editor for the Veterans Writing Project. Sponsored by the Petersburg National Battlefield Second Floor, Heritage Center
Saturday, April 14 2:00pm Burrowsville Community Center “History of the Third Brandon Church” A continuation of the celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Martin’s Brandon Church. Presentation, led by Jeanie Langford of the Appomattox Regional Library, will include other churches of the area. Burrowsville Community Center. 18701 James River Drive, Disputanta 23842
Sunday, April 15 2:00pm Notes on City Point: The Center welcomes James H. ( Jimmy) Blankenship , Director of the Ordnance and Training Center at Fort Lee and renowned expert in ordnance as well as a noted historian. He will talk about little known facts from City Point, including its Civil War importance to the County and to the overall war effort, long before the creation of the city of Hopewell and its inclusion there.
Monday, May 28 10:00am Memorial Day Observance on the lawn of the Heritage Center. The Center will have on exhibit its memorial exhibit to all of the fallen from Prince George County as well as a special showing of its recently opened Wall of Honor on the Center website.
Tuesday – Thursday, June 19-21: Summer Enrichment Archaeology Program 9:00 to Noon each day
The archaeology is restricted to the students but please contact the Center
if you are available to volunteer or if you would like to be a spectator.
Terrain is strenuous.
Saturday, July 21 Founder’s Day 5:30pm: 315th Anniversary of the Founding of the County and a tribute to its namesake. Grand Opening of a new exhibit: The Husband of Queen Anne: the life and time of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Denmark. Opening ceremony and ribbon- cutting , first floor of the Administration Building, 3:15pm; Music and barbecue on the lawn in front of Admin Building , 5:00 to 7:00pm.
Wednesday, September 19 The 10th Annual Great Beefsteak Raid Fundraiser Steak Dinner, Scott Memorial Park, 4:00 to 7:00pm: A Steak Dinner and Auction Evening to benefit the Heritage Center. Center stage will be the auctioning of a Mort Kuntsler print, The Great Beefsteak Raid, which was executed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of that event in Prince George County. The auction will also include a replica of the Henry Rifle carried in the Raid and engraved especially for this annual event, making it a unique collector’s item. A really fun evening with great steaks and all the trimmings prepared by the Disputanta Ruritan Club, home-made desserts, great blue grass music have made this event a significant part of the Heritage Center’s annual fundraising activities. Tickets, $30.
Scott Park: 6680 Courthouse Road, Prince George, 23875
Saturday, October 20 The 5th Annual Virginia Czech and Slovak Folklife Festival, Prince George Regional Heritage Center, 11:00 to 4:00. A celebration from beginning to end of the history and heritage of the Virginia Czech and Slovak communities! Traditional food, dancing, games, agricultural exhibits, special cultural exhibits including the Dan and Rosie Bodien Collection of Czech glass, live animals, great music. Food and drink are for purchase – everything else is free. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Center for food. Rain or shine. All proceeds benefit the work of the Heritage Center. Heritage Center 6406 Courthouse Road, Prince George, 23875
Saturday, November 3 Tenth Anniversary Observance Regional Heritage Center, 4:00 to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 11 Veterans Day Observance, 2:00pm on the lawn of the Heritage Center. (In event of cold or inclement weather the observance will move indoors).
Wednesday, November 28 7:00pm County Christmas Tree Lighting on the lawn of the Heritage Center.
Saturday, December 1 3:00pm County Christmas Parade