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April 5, 2014
Spring Fling Dinner
featuring Guest Speaker John Quarstein
"TRADITIONS” Revolutionary Catering & Events
1201 Club House Road,
Chespeake, Virginia 23322
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June 16, 2014
Patriot's Challenge Golf Tournament
Greenbrier Country Club
October 11 & 12, 2014
Waterways Heritage Festival
December 5, 2014
A Special Evening (subject matter TBA)
Last year's "An Evening with Colonial Williamsburg's Patrick Henry" was such a success we plan to continue the tradition.
The 7th Annual Valentine's Wine Tasting was an elegant and truly enjoyable evening. Special thanks to our host Domes Audio Video Enviroments, Rev & Evie Guill of Traditions Revolutionary Catering & Events, and Ian Honaker of Let's Talk Wine.
The 19th Annual Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment featured re-enactments of two pivotal Revolutionary War battles: the Battle at Kemps Landing and the Battle of Great Bridge. The event also features Revolutionary War encampments, demonstrations, character portrayals, camp life, historical displays and lectures, skilled artisans demonstrating early American trades, and children's crafts and activities.
60th Annual Great Bridge NSDAR Wreath Laying &
3rd Annual National Society Sons of the American Revolution Celebration
Attendees were treated to an extraordinary evening with with "Colonial Williamsburg’s Patrick Henry” at "TRADITIONS” Revolutionary Catering & Events December 6, 2013.
Even the rain did not put a damper on the 4th Annual Waterways Heritage Festival! As one of the City of Chesapeake’s 50th Anniversary Signature Events, families gathered to learn about Chesapeake’s rich waterways heritage and the many skills, arts and crafts needed to survive and flourish during the 18th century. Families came out to enjoy the many vendors and artisans fromall different parts of the Commonwealth showcasing their traditional skill sets. This year the Foundation was honored to host two historic Batteaus on static displaywhile the Batteau and Canal Society members taught children the history of water transportation. Captain Jim Canterbury provided free boat rides through the locks, and docents provided guided tours of Battlefield Historic Park. The Chesapeake Fire Department, along with CERT, again provided our free shuttle service. New this year was our Pink Fire Truck and Fire Boat for display and demonstrations. Children learned how to make cornhusk dolls from local girl scouts, and elementary and middle school students participated in a Scavenger Hunt Quiz to enter a raffle to win a pizza party for their classroom courtesy of Spaghetti Eddie’s. Those in attendance were entertained by Dulcimer expert Bert Berry; Charles Murla on the fiddle; Oscar Smith High School’s Strolling Strings, directed by their teacher musician Deanna Kringel; and the amazing Bob Zentz. Mark your calendar to join us at next year’s festival October 11 & 12, 2014!!
The 10th Annual Patriot’s Challenge Golf Tournament turned out to be another great event full of fun thanks to our great sponsors and volunteers. …They lined up, the musket fired, and they were off…
The 18th Annual Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment
was once again an amazing recreation of our history. The Reenactment itself was an enthralling portrayal of the thirty minute battle that played a critical role in the Revolutionary War and the subsequent creation of our great nation.
Also this weekend the SAR and DAR co-hosted the Battle of Great Bridge Celebration 2012 at Battlefield Historic Park.
Click here to watch a video of pictures from both events.
There was much to celebrate in Chesapeake at the 3rd Annual Waterways Heritage Festival October 13th & 14th, 2012. Families joined together to participate and learn about the breathtaking intracoastal waterways and rich heritage. They enjoyed two days of cultural heritage fine arts, and music, and they were able to visit the many guilds and learn firsthand how things are made. Click here to view a complete list of activities & sponsors.
2011 Marked the 17th anniversary of the Reenactment of the Battles of Kemps Landing & Great Bridge. This annual event is held the first weekend in December.
The 2011 Waterways Heritage Festival was a great success! A celebration of the heritage arts, fine arts, and music, the festival brought together vendors and exhibitors from around the Commonwealth with trades varying from knitting to painting, and woodcarving to soapmaking.
On December 4, 2009 the City of Chesapeake, in partnership with Open Roads Consulting and the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation, honored an American hero, William "Billy" Flora with a street as a Dedication to Billy Flora. Billy Flora, a freed slave that fought on the side of the Patriots, is widely considered a hero of the
Battle of Great Bridge.
Special thanks to the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office & Sheriff John Newhart
for their lead sponsorship of our
2009 Great Bridge Waterways Festival on October 24, 2009!
We are so grateful for their continued support of our cause!
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