Published Date - May 19,2019 Chronology - 1999
On December 15, 1799, George Washington died of a throat infection at his home in Mount Vernon. This is a re-enactment service 200 years later at St. George’s.
Published Date - January 16,2019 Chronology - 2017
The interview was done for 300th anniversary celebration of St. George’s parish. This is an oral history with Elizabeth Roberson who was secretary at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1959 – 1996.
Published Date - January 15,2019 Chronology - 2018
This is an oral history with the Reverend Charles R. Sydnor, Jr., assistant rector, 1973 – 1976 and rector 1976 – 2003 done by Beth Daly with Barbara and Mac Willis
Published Date - Chronology - 2018
Photos to accompany Charles Sydnor oral history, circa 1995-2000’s
Published Date - October 19,2018 Chronology - 1978
“Not only they are producing vegetables for their own table and pantry, they are selling produce, and a tithe of their overall gardening savings is going to a project dear to their hearts…From asparagus to zucchini, the wall-to-wall garden is a grand production.” Thanks to Jinxi Forbush for the article
Published Date - October 13,2018 Chronology - 2018
St. George’s engaged Dovetail Cultural Research Group of Fredericksburg to provide the research and application to the Virginia Landmarks Register in 2017. This was made possible by the gift of Barbara and Mac Willis. The process was finalized at the end of July, 2018.
Published Date - Chronology - 1735
This article is from the Oct. 1950 issue of the The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 58, No. 4 (Oct., 1950), pp. 442-472. Thanks to Barbara Willis for bringing the article to our attention.
Published Date - May 27,2018 Chronology - 1918
Douglas Knox was only 22 years of age when he fell in the Battle of Belleau Wood in France, June, 1918, the first to die in World War I from Fredericksburg. Douglas and his brother Thomas grew up in the early 20th century and attended St. George’s.
Published Date - May 26,2018 Chronology - 1902
The picture is possibly the earliest picture of the “big red doors” and the first picture of the exterior of the church since the Civil War. The Knox brothers are identified in this picture from the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center
Published Date - March 28,2018 Chronology - 1907
1907 was the beginning of the transformation of St. George’s windows from clear glass to vibrant colors that only stained glass can provide. Tens year later with the last Tiffany window the process was complete This is the tour we have of the windows