Historic Properties

Rippon Lodge

Interpretation Project

Construction of new interior exhibits that will replace current exhibit that is minimal, outdated and needs to be replaced. In addition, the plan includes renovation of the historic cabin to enhance accessibility at the site and create additional exhibit space and fabricate and install King’s Highway exhibit.
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Museum and Environmental Education Center

Preliminary plans for this project include the design and construction of a museum focusing on the history, environment, and natural science of the Potomac River.
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Rippon Lodge in the Spring
Bushy Park

Bushy Park

Interpretation Project

With the exterior restoration completed the Interior Restoration needs to be finished. Once these are completed, interior interpretative exhibits will be next phase. The Foundation has received donations of $3,505 earmarked for Bushy Park interpretation. This funding is expected to cover interior restoration, exhibit plan and exhibit fabrication and installation however more may be needed as prices continue to rise.
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Signal Hill

Cultural Resource Identification Study

Foundation funds will go toward the completion of a cultural resource study to identify cultural resources and interpretive themes for the Civil War era site. This Project will be completed in conjunction with the Prince William County Planning Office and the City of Manassas Park, Parks and Recreation Department.
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Williams-Dawes House

Long Term Restoration and Interpretation Project

The Williams-Dawes House is the latest county historic property acquisition, located directly across from the Brentsville Courthouse Park complex that was completed in 2022. This project will allow the Foundation to restore the building back to its period of historical significance as the next step after the emergency stabilization work is complete. The funding will supplement the existing County project for stabilization work for the Williams-Dawes House (also known as White House) in Brentsville, VA. County Resolution 22-168 authorized the purchase of the Williams-Dawes house and budgeted and appropriated $350,000 for the stabilization repairs and restoration design work.
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Thoroughfare Historic Park

Cultural Resource Management Project

This Project will allow the Foundation to fundraise and supplement County projects for cultural resource management work at the future Thoroughfare Historic Park. Resolution 21-658 which executed the purchase agreements for the Historic Thoroughfare Community indicated the future capital costs for improving the property for a public interpretive area will be added to the County's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) after the design and professional cost estimates are completed.
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Prince William County

Revolutionary War Memorial Project

This project aims to construct a memorial to Prince William County residents that fought or lived during the American Revolutionary period regardless of gender, race, free, enslaved or economic status. The memorial will provide a lasting tribute and will include interpretive panels to expand on the stories of Prince William County during the American Revolution.
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