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Important piece of PW County history from 1902 could be restored with your vote

Prince William County's Department of Historic Preservation reports that it submitted the "1902 Brentsville Colored and White Poll Books" to the Virginia Association of Museums Top 10 Most Endangered Artifacts list, "to bring awareness to these unique and important pieces of history." The poll books were selected as part of the Top 10. There will be public voting for up to $5,000 in funds that would go to preserve the 116-year-old books. Voting is Jan. 15-24 at http://www.vamuseums.org/?page=top10

Apply by April 2 for $2000 scholarship for 2018 graduate for research of local Civil War history

Bull Run Civil War Round Table in Centreville, Va., a 501 (3) c organization, is offering a $2000 scholarship to a public or private high school senior who resides either in Fairfax County, Prince William County, or the City of Fairfax, Manassas, or Manassas Park.

Six Virginia Indian tribes will finally be granted federal recognition

Legislation recognizing six Virginia tribes: the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock, the Monacan, and the Nansemond-has passed Congress and is on its way to the President for his signature. Many of these include descendants of Pocahontas’ Virginia Powhatan tribe Kaine and Warner worked with Democratic and Republican colleagues to ensure that the bill made it through to final passage. These tribes had received official recognition from the Commonwealth of Virginia, but had not received federal recognition, which will grant the tribes legal standing and status in direct relationships with the U.S. government.

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Program & Youth Oratorical Contest on Jan. 15

On Monday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m, Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host its 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Program & Youth Oratorical Contest, at the Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge.

TODAY’S COLUMN: Supervisor Ruth Anderson on Patriotism

Let us not dwell on imperfections that existed in people who lived during the founding of our nation and during ensuing struggles to maintain our union. Let us honor the flag and our National Anthem as symbols of our freedoms.

“Christmas 1862” to be held at the Historic Stone House at Manassas Battlefield on Dec. 2

Manassas Battlefield Trust is pleased to present, with Manassas National Battlefield Park, "Christmas 1862" at the historic Stone House. Celebrate Victorian Christmas traditions with caroling, crafts, cider, cookies, and more.

Ground broken for new Puller Veterans Care Center at Vint Hill

Governor Terry McAuliffe broke ground Oct. 26 on the new Puller Veterans Care Center at Vint Hill in Fauquier County. The 128-bed long-term care and rehabilitation facility will be built on 30 acres located on the former Vint Hill Farms Station.

Genealogy Workshop Oct. 28 with speaker on “Helping Prospectives with African American Heritage”

A Genealogy Workshop sponsored by the Fauquier Court House Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution with the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Warrenton Presbyterian Church, 91 Main Street (at the Fifth Street entrance).

National Park Service seeking suspects in vandalism of Stonewall Jackson monument at Battlefield

The National Park Service (NPS) is actively working to remove paint that was poured and sprayed on the General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument at Manassas National Battlefield Park. The vandalism happened overnight and was discovered at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4.

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