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Art in the Park at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
August 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Appomattox Court House NHP and the Appomattox 1865 Foundation will host “Art in the Park,” a day featuring plein air painting and a children’s art station. The event will be held in the historic village section of the park, and it is free and open to the public.
Plein Air Painting: Painter Susan Book will offer plein air painting lessons at 10am and 1pm to paint the McLean House, the Courthouse, or the Stage Road. Participants can keep their painting and artwork as a souvenir for the day.
The Children’s Art Station will feature coloring, sketching, and acrylic and watercolor painting from 10am to 3pm behind the McLean House, with story time at noon. Learn new artistic techniques and explore the stories of the McLean family, the enslaved people who lived behind the house, and the famous 1865 surrender!
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park will be open from 9am to 5pm, and the park will offer regularly scheduled Living History presentations and Ranger Talks throughout the day. The Appomattox 1865 Foundation will provide beverages and offer information regarding membership at the event. Step back into 1865, and paint the historic village!