Past Events

2017 Craft Beer & Music Festival

2017 Craft Beer & Music Festival

Date: September 9, 2017

Please join us on Saturday, September 9, 2017, for the second 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

7th Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar

7th Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar

Date: June 20, 2017

JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7th Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar Tuesday, June 20 9 am – 4:15 pm Final plans are being made for the Seventh Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar to be held on Tuesday, June 20, ... read more

Book Series: The Grand Idea, George Washington’s Potomac and the Race to the West

Book Series: The Grand Idea, George Washington’s Potomac and the Race to the West

Date: June 14, 2017

We are excited to announce the formation of The Happy Retreat Book Club. The Club will choose several books a year to read and discuss. The first book will be The Grand Idea, George Washington’s Potomac and the Race to the West, by ... read more

2017 Happy Retreat Wine and Jazz Festival

2017 Happy Retreat Wine and Jazz Festival

Date: June 10, 2017

Please join us on Saturday, June 10, 2017 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

2016 Craft Beer & Music Festival

2016 Craft Beer & Music Festival

Date: September 10, 2016

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 ... read more

BBQ at Cedar Lawn

BBQ at Cedar Lawn

Date: June 18, 2016

The BBQ Picnic at Cedar Lawn will take place on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 5pm. Please contact us for details. read more

Shepherd University Symposium on the History and Restoration Of Happy Retreat

Shepherd University Symposium on the History and Restoration Of Happy Retreat

Date: April 7, 2016

Visit the symposium website for the official schedule and to RSVP. This year’s Phi Alpha Theta symposium will be held on April 8 and 9 at Happy Retreat, home of Charles Washington, George Washington’s younger brother, and the founder ... read more

Nik Rackley

Nik Rackley

Date: October 17, 2015

Nik Rackley performs at Happy Retreat, October 17, 2015 read more

Kenyon Hill

Kenyon Hill

Date: October 17, 2015

Kenyon Hill performs at Happy Retreat, October 17, 2015 read more

Matt and Rose

Matt and Rose

Date: October 16, 2015

Matt and Rose perform at Happy Retreat, October 16, 2015 read more