New Market Battlefield State Historical Park8895 George Collins PkwyPO Box 1864 New Market, Va 22844
Costumed volunteers will interpret birthday traditions of the 19th century and show how members of the neighborhood came together to celebrate with the Bushong family.
Every year during the first weekend of
September, the freshman class of VMI, or Rats as they are called at
VMI, visit New Market Battlefield State Historical Park for a day long
orientation to the 1864 battle in which the VMI Cadet Corps so
Costumed historical interpreters portraying Union and Confederate soldiers, Virginia Military Institute Cadets, and members of the Bushong family take visitors back in time to the aftermath of the battle that ushered in a year of death and destruction in the Shenandoah Valley.
Costumed historical interpreters at the Park’s Bushong Farm share traditions of Christmas in the Shenandoah Valley during the 1850s. Features music, storytelling, period games, and ornament-making.