Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Revolutionary War Days in Washington this weekend

The 223rd anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek will be celebrated this weekend in Washington.  This weekend is commonly known as "Revolutionary War Days" and if you come to visit during this weekend, you will see why.  Thirty historical performances will take place all over Washington, including the Fitzpatrick Hotel.  This year, the Fitzpatrick will be hosting "Betsey Ross" as well as a couple in colonial dress.  

A parade will begin at 11:00 at the Mary Willis Library and will end at Fort Washington Park where a dramatic portrayal of the Battle of Kettle Creek will take place.  This is an incredible event with the participants in colonial attire.  At 3:00 pm, there will be a ceremony at the battle field that includes the Continental Army, Georgia Militia, Musket Volley and Wreath Presentations.  Our friends, Cilla Leed and Mike Tomme take part in this event every year below are some pictures that they took a few years back.  This is a wonderful time to come to Washington and experience what it would have been like to be in Washington during the American Revolution.






 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sweet Erin Thomas performing at the Connely Gallery this Friday

Folk artist, Sweet Erin Thomas, will be performing at the Connely Gallery (across the street from the hotel) this Friday night, January 20th at 7:30.  Sweet Erin's cousin, Edd Lowe, who is a family friend, forwarded her website information to me and I really enjoyed hearing some of her work this past weekend.  Check her out at http://www.sweeterin.com/fr_sweeterin.cfm and then make plans to come to Washington to hear her in person!  Admission is free but donations will be accepted.