Monthly Archives: September 2010

Stink Bugs–do they dislike rain? Tell us what you think!

We have been invaded, like the rest of the Northern Virginia region.  Stink bugs are rampant at Oatlands.  They seem to like paper, fabric, electronics of any kind, and my desk.  The vacuum cleaner appears to be their only natural enemy.  … Continue reading

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Billy, a Slave on the Run–An Oatlands story

As our research progresses here at Oatlands, we discover bits and pieces of lives.  Here’s one story we’ve recently unearthed.  Imagine what is left to be found! From the Alexandria Daily Gazette, February 8, 1809 Ten Dollars Reward. RAN AWAY … Continue reading

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Oatlands Mansion being repainted–We’re seeking donations to help with the cost.

If you have been to Oatlands lately, you may have noticed peeling paint on the mansion–a lot of peeling paint.  Many visitors have commented on the sad state of our paint, and asked when we would be repainting.  Well the day … Continue reading

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