Past Events

René Schiffer – Bach Cello Suites Nos. 1, 3 and 4

René Schiffer – Bach Cello Suites Nos. 1, 3 and 4

Date: November 4, 2018

The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society Presents René Schiffer Bach Cello Suites Nos. 1, 3 and 4 on Sunday, November 4, at 2 pm at Happy Retreat. read more

Francis Yun, Harpsichord

Francis Yun, Harpsichord

Date: October 7, 2018

The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society presents Francis Yun, harpsichord performance on Sunday, October 7 at 2 pm at Happy Retreat in Charles Town, WV. read more

2018 Craft Beer & Music Festival

2018 Craft Beer & Music Festival

Date: September 8, 2018

Please join us on Saturday, September 8, 2018, for the third annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival, held on the historic grounds of Happy Retreat, former home of Charles Town founder Charles Washington, brother of George ... read more

Happy Retreat Book Series: The Planting of New Virginia

Happy Retreat Book Series: The Planting of New Virginia

Date: June 14, 2018

Happy Retreat will be hosting it’s third book series meeting on Thursday, June 14th at 7pm! The book for discussion will be: “The Planting of New Virginia” by Dr. Warren R. Hofstra, who will attend to lead the discussion. Attendance is read more

2018 Happy Retreat Wine and Jazz Festival

2018 Happy Retreat Wine and Jazz Festival

Date: June 9, 2018

Please join us on Saturday, June 9, 2018, for the Happy Retreat Wine & Jazz Festival, held on the historic grounds of Happy Retreat, former home of Charles Town founder Charles Washington, brother of George Washington and certified read more

The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society

The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society

Date: May 5, 2018

Join us Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:30 PM at Charles Washington Hall and Sunday, May 6, 2018 2 PM at Happy Retreat read more

The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society

The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society

Date: February 25, 2018

The Charles Washington Chamber Music Society will hold its inaugural concert on Sunday afternoon, February 25, at Happy Retreat, Charles Washington’s home in Charles Town. The program will feature works by Mozart, Bach and Debussy as ... read more

Claymont Mansion Holiday Open House

Claymont Mansion Holiday Open House

Date: December 16, 2017

December 16th from noon to 4:00pm:  The Historic Claymont Mansion will be holding a Holiday Open House and Fundraiser open to the public. The Claymont Mansion, built in 1812 by Bushrod Corbin Washington,  is the grandest of all the ... read more

Christmas Open House 2017

Christmas Open House 2017

Date: December 10, 2017

A Happy Christmas At Happy Retreat! Thanks to all who came to our “Happy Christmas at Happy Retreat” Open House. It was a huge success. Special thanks to the young singers from Wright Denny Intermediate School! The Open House, which ... read more

Happy Retreat Book Series: Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon

Happy Retreat Book Series: Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon

Date: October 3, 2017

Happy Retreat will be hosting its second book club meeting October 3 at 7 pm! The book discussed will be “Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon” by Scott Casper. Dr. Casper will be in attendance to lead the discussion. Membership is free and ... read more