Elstner to Speak Monday on Ellwood: Reserve a Seat Now
Carolyn Elstner, whose family was the last private owner of the Wilderness battlefield’s only surviving pre-Civil War house, will addresses the Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table, on Monday evening, Nov. 11.
Elstner, who has been instrumental for many years in restoring Ellwood and opening the circa-1790 plantation mansion as the battlefield’s de facto visitors center for Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, will share its history.
The Round Table meets at Brock’s Riverside Grille, 503 Sophia St. Social 6 p.m., dinner 6:45 p.m., program 7:30 p.m. Dinner reservations due before Nov. 7; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public is welcome to the attend the whole meeting—or drop in for the program only. See rvcwrt.org/dinner.html.
TOP PHOTO shows Ellwood in 1963. The house was sold in 1971 to the National Park Service. Many famous people have visited the house, including the Marquis de Lafayette and President Warren G. Harding.
MORE EVENTS from this week’s History Calendar in the Town & County section: http://www.freelancestar.com/2013-11-05/articles/21810/history-calendar/