The Friends of Happy Retreat and the Happy Retreat Wine and Jazz Festival would like to thank The Spirit of Jefferson newspaper for sponsoring the festival this year! The Spirit of Jefferson continues to be one of the largest sponsors and supporters of this festival and we can't thank them enough! This weekly newspaper got it's start in 1844 when Charles Town was still part... Read more
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THANK YOU to all the community members and friends who stepped up to help with this festival! We have enough volunteers to fill all the positions so if you were thinking about volunteering, please feel free to enjoy the festival as an attendee. (If you have emailed Festival Director Fiona but have not received a response, she's been experiencing problems with emails but she WILL... Read more
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Bushel & Peck farmers' market is Located in Charles Washington Hall Charles Town Art & Revitalization
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This is an archaeological dig supervised by Dr. C. Hulse to find artifacts for determining construction dates and for learning about daily life at Happy Retreat and the building's foundation restoration needs, among other goals. Many artifacts have been found and require further analysis.
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Jefferson County’s first ever beer and music festival will feature 4 regional touring bands as well as 20 brewers with over 40 different beers to sample. On Saturday, September 10, 2016, Charles Town will host Jefferson County’s first ever beer and music festival. The festival will be hosted on the grounds of Happy Retreat, the historic home of Charles Washington, brother of George Washington and the town’s... Read more