I wanted to bring everyone's attention to the following event being held in February:
Everyday Life During the Civil War
February 10, 2011, 7:30 pm
For the people of Fairfax and especially those in the areas of ongoing Federal occupation such as Langley and the area known today as McLean, how was life different during the four years of the War Between the States? Living only a few miles from the capital of the Union and in an area whose complicated loyalties were well-known in the results of the Secession votes, everything changed after May of 1861.
Speaker Charles Mauro will tell us of their challenges and obstacles as they lived ordinary lives under extraordinary conditions.
Charles V. (Chuck) Mauro is the author and photographer of A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia: The Civil War Album of Laura Ratcliffe, The Civil War in Fairfax County: Civilians and Soldiers, Herndon: A Town and Its History and Herndon: A History in Images. He received the Nan Netherton Heritage Award for his historical research, writing, and photography of The Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill), A Monumental Storm.
There is no charge and reservations are not requested. The program will be held at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Virginia.
Hope to see you there!