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Celebrating Battlefield Preservation

Civil War Trust eventStevenson Ridge was pleased to recently host the Civil War Trust, the nation’s largest battlefield preservation organization. The Trust was in Fredericksburg for the weekend of October 12-15, 2017, for their annual Color Bearers event. On Friday evening, they came to Stevenson Ridge for tours of the earthworks, a reception, and an awards dinner. It was exciting to have America’s premier battlefield preservation group spend some time with us on our battlefield here at Spotsylvania Court House!…

 

 

First Wedding of October

from Chris (with a special appearance by Elizabeth!)

Preparations have been underway all day for our first wedding of this first weekend of October. While it promises to be a busy few days, it was nice to enjoy the quiet before the storm with a stroll around the property to enjoy the wedding decorations as they came together. At the center of the decor are luscious full chrysanthemums in vibrant magenta, lemon, and rust. And, of course, there are pumpkins …

 

 

Mushrooms in the Forest

from Jackson

The other day, I was walking the trails on Stevenson Ridge and happened upon a few interesting mushrooms. The first to catch my eye was a rather large, blue mushroom that was right in the middle of the path.

Though this was the most interesting mushroom to me, what was more fascinating was just how many different species and colors of mushrooms I stumbled upon during my walk. Mushrooms were practically growing everywhere in the forest and it …

 

Happy Labor Day

On this Labor Day, we want to thank all of the staff here at Stevenson Ridge for all the great work they do for us to make this such a special place for making memories. From our event coordinators to our servers and our kitchen staff, from our housekeepers to our groundskeepers to our innkeepers—we have some wonderful people who work with us. Thank you for all your hard work!…

 

 

Any Time is Tea Time!

Tea Time Signfrom Elizabeth

In mid-July, we hosted a very special Sweet 16 for a local Spotsylvania girl who choose a tea-party theme. It was wonderful working with her parents and making this birthday party exactly what she wanted. We came up with these fun ideas:

Lemonade and Iced Tea Station
It was July, so of course, hot tea wasn’t ever something we even discussed. Guests were able to pick their chose of beverage and then have variety of ways to dress …

 

Mekhala’s Internship Experience

from Mekhala

During the Summer of 2017, I was given the opportunity to be an intern for Stevenson Ridge. Here I learned about the various aspects and procedures that go into event planning and coordination. Here I was able to be a part of and assist in an array of events such as weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, wine tasting and menu tastings.

Stevenson Ridge was exactly what I was looking for my internship experience. I was able …

 

Symposium Recap

I served as emcee for the weekend! (photo by Hal Jespersen)

I served as emcee for the weekend! (photo by Hal Jespersen)

from Chris

We’re still recovering from our weekend of Civil War events: the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge! The theme of the weekend was “Great Defenses of the Civil War.”

C-SPAN taped Friday evening’s programs, and on Saturday, C-SPAN went LIVE all day. If you’d like to see any of the speakers, here’s the run-down:

Ryan Quint on the battle of Monocacy:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?431933-5/union-general-lew-wallaces-monocacy-defense

Dave Powell …