A couple weeks ago our town held its annual Festival of Leaves. It is a wonderful time of the community getting together for a good time. The Historic Society began this as a fund raiser and a way for the community to learn about the history of the area. The local museums are open and you can explore them free of charge! Can’t beat the price and it is a great way for kids to learn historyhands on.
We began the day walking down Main Streetthat was closed for the day. There were vendors that sold a variety of wares down several streets.
We toured Belle Boyd’s simple home. Belle was a Confederate spy who provided valuable information to Generals Turner Ashby and “Stonewall” Jackson. General Jackson made her a captain and honorary aide-de-camp on his staff.
I had packed a picnic lunch, but we supplemented it with baked goods from one of the local vendors.
This will become one of our must-do events each year!