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About oatlandsva

Director of Development at Oatlands, a National Trust Historic Site.

Childs Burden, former Oatlands Chairman of the Board, receives award

Congratulations to Childs Burden, former Oatlands Chairman of the Board, for being honored with Visit Loudoun’s highest recognition: the Judy Patterson Tourism Award.  Judy was a longtime promoter of Loudoun’s events and tourist destinations, and this award is named in … Continue reading

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Early American Valentines on loan to Oatlands for Feb. 15 Tea

                                  Oatlands is pleased to feature a display of early American valentine cards at the afternoon tea on February 15.  The display, with cards … Continue reading

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A Force for Art: Oatlands connection to the Monuments Men

The movie, “The Monuments Men”, is bringing a little known piece of history to the big screen.  The Roberts Commission was created during World War II on June 23,1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the charter of protecting cultural … Continue reading

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Oatlands History of Military Service- A special Veteran’s Day Exhibit

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Oatlands is displaying a small collection of items related to the military service of those who lived here.  The items and educational interpretation span a century of service. Men who lived and worked at Oatlands served … Continue reading

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Oatlands and Washington Post shared owner in 1897

Last week the Washington Post made history by announcing the sale of its flagship newspaper to Jeff Bezos, best known for his founding of Amazon.com.  Here at Oatlands, we have a connection to the Washington Post’s history. The newspaper was … Continue reading

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Give him just a little more time…Oatlands Tortoise nominated #VATop10

“Give me just a little more time,” sings Oatlands’ tortoise sundial. “My column has come loose from my base and I need a little conservation work.” The historic sundial is a favorite picture-taking spot in the garden. It was brought … Continue reading

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Currently Blooming in Oatlands Garden July, 2013

Crepe Myrtle Coneflowers Russian sage Yarrow Spirea Daylilies Sea Holly Hydrangea Bee Balm Salvia Gladiolas Melapodium Pholox Joe Pye Weed Baloon Flower Hibiscus Aster Lobelia Honeysuckle Passionflower Daises Lantana Butterfly Bush Datura Coreopsis Vitex Dahlia Black Eyed Susan Milkweed Hostas

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