The Oatlands House and Gardens will be the place to be for history lovers this Saturday and Sunday.
The historic site is hosting an event titled From the Front Lines to the Home Front: Oatlands and World War I & World War II from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16.
From the Front Lines to the Home Front commemorates the country’s World War I and World War II experiences with a focus on Loudoun County and Oatlands, as the Eustis family at Oatlands and the surrounding community sent young men to serve and experienced tragedy with the loss of loved ones.
The event will include living history interpreters and re-enactors, an oral history recording program, military vehicles, weapons carrier and Jeep rides, vintage cars, World War II singing performances and patriotic songs, exhibitors, service dogs, children’s activities and food and drinks available for purchase. Admissions is $20 per family and $10 per individual.
The Oatlands will also present Fireside Chats and World War II Broadcasts from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 15. Oatlands Board Chair Doug Miller will present original news broadcasts, President Roosevelt’s Fireside Chats and other speeches, letters and music from World War II, just as the Eustis Family of Oatlands would have heard them in the in 1940’s.