Mosby’s Rangers historian visits CCBF

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The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation is hosting Mosby’s Rangers historian Eric Buckland today starting at 3 pm.

His presentation will focus on the Rangers’ operations in the Valley during the Fall of 1864 like the Berryville Wagon Train Raid and the execution of six Rangers in Front Royal.

Buckland has written several books on the lives of Mosby’s Rangers and given over 100 presentations.

He also has appearances on CSPAN and publications in America’s Civil War magazine.

He currently is the President of The Stuart- Mosby Historical Society.

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Living history at CCBF

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Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation and Civil War Trails Incorporated are hosting the 10th Virginia Living History Weekend from 10 am today until 5 pm on Sunday.

Living historians will have cooking demonstrations, practice drills, talk about the life of an average soldier and try to muster more recruits.

Make sure to stop by the free museum on site to participate in a scavenger hunt for prizes.

Activities will continue throughout both days and the hiking trails and new pavilion will remain open.

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Park Day at Cedar Creek Battlefield

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The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation is participating in Park Day today from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

The American Battlefield Trust is hosting today’s event which is dedicated to preserving and maintaining battlefields and historical sites nationwide.

Projects planned for Cedar Creek Battlefield today include trail maintenance, litter clean up along their adopted portion of Route 11, tree trimming, fence repair and other general site care.

Volunteers will help to leave a lasting impact for future generations to enjoy and learn from these historical sites.

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157th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek

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The 157th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek is here!

Gates will open at 9 am on Saturday and Sunday with the activities wrapping up at 5 pm on Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday.

There will be presentations from speakers on topics like the life of an infantryman, military medicine, secrets and spying during the war and more.

There will also be live demonstrations of artillery, cavalry, and of course, the battle reenactments.

For a full list of events and ticket information, head to ccbf.us.

Make sure to check out the luminaries in honor of the fallen soldiers around Middletown as well.

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REC distributes funds to local nonprofit organizations

Rapphannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has distributed funds in their power of change campaign.

Cooperative members are invited to round up their bills to the next dollar in the campaign.

That money is given to various organizations who apply and qualify for funding.

Any organization can apply at myrec.coop/power-change.

Over $93,000 was donated by member owners in this round of the power of change campaign.

Beneficiaries included Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation receiving $7,000 to build new trails.

Congregational Community Action Project, Inc. (C-Cap) of Winchester received $5,000 to help with housing.

Front Royal Warren County C-Cap received $1,200 for a printer and equipment.

Warren County’s LTLL Global Ministers Inc.-Harvest Mission Outreach Center received $5,000 for support materials.

Frederick County’s Middletown Fire and Rescue Company was awarded $8,028.60 to replace swift water rescue equipment.

Winchester Little Theater Inc. received $5,000 to assist with their kids summer program.

You can find out more about REC’s Power of Change Program at myrec.coop/power-change.

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CCBF New Museum Grand Opening

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Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation is hosting a grand opening for their new museum today off Valley Pike in Middletown.

The grand opening will take place at 11 am with a ceremony at 10:30. 

The event will feature living historians of famous civil war figures such as General’s Philip Sheridan and Jubal Early.

The new museum will feature artifacts from the battle of Cedar Creek and across the Shenandoah Valley.

Upgrades have also been made to the center’s gift shop, Sutler Space and Heater House vision wall, all of which will be open to visitors.

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