On Saturday, September 27, 1-4 pm, tour Historic Huntley, a Federal-style unfurnished villa built in 1825 for Thomson Francis Mason, a grandson of George Mason. An expert panel discussion anchors the program from 2 -3:30 pm. C. Richard Bierce, AIA, whose involvement with the house spans over 30 years, will discuss the site’s architectural significance and discoveries made during his early forensic investigations. Stephen Ortado, historic preservationist, will discuss Historic Huntley's year and a half long restoration process, as well as unique findings. Panel discussion attendees are encouraged to first tour the house at 1 pm.
For families, there will be architecture activities from 1-4 pm, including Ascendly, a company that teaches children about engineering with Legos. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The 2-1/2 acre site, owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority, consists of a manor house, multi-seat privy, icehouse, root cellar and tenant house. Historic Huntley is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia Landmarks Register and the Fairfax County Historic House Inventory.
Suggested donation: $5, children 10 and under free. Light refreshments. Visit Historic Huntley at 6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306. For more information, call 703 768-2525 or visit www.historichuntley.org. Sponsored by the Friends of Historic Huntley and the Fairfax County Park Authority.