237th Commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan

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On Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m., the Sons (SAR) and Daughters (DAR) of the American Revolution will host the annual Crossing of the Dan Commemoration at The Prizery. The program will include the presentation of wreaths by SAR, DAR, and local officials. Michael Cecere will present the keynote address. Cecere is an educator and noted-author of 13 books on the American Revolution.

Following the morning program, guests are invited to visit the permanent exhibit located on the third floor of The Prizery and the outdoor exhibit at the Boyd's Ferry site on the Dan River.

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Discover SpeedRev up your engines in Virginia's racing region. HalifaxVA is home to two tracks. The NASCAR-sanctioned South Boston Speedway has been the proving ground for some of the sport's greatest drivers. Virginia International RacetrackRacetrack (VIR) was named Car & Driver's 6th-best course in the U.S. The property, also dubbed, "America's Motorsport Resort," features not only racing, but also skeet and rifle shooting areas, hotels overlooking the course, a relaxing spa, and cozy restaurants. See for yourself why VIR is unparalleled excellence. Racing season opens in March at SoBo Speedway and in April at VIR. 

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Reason #15: African-American Heritage Trail

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WHEN: Launching in early Spring

WHERE: Online and sites throughout Halifax County

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Reason #14: Unparalleled

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WHEN: Year-round

WHERE: 3105 River Road, South Boston, VA

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Reason #1: The Crossing of the Dan Celebration

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When: February 18, 2017

Where: Chastain Theatre at The Prizery 

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Woodlawn Plantation Tour & Luncheon

Woodlawn Plantation Tour & Luncheon
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The Halifax County Department of Tourism continues to offer tours of local attractions. Join us on Friday, October 21 at the historic Woodlawn Plantation for a tour and luncheon. The tour begins at 10:30 a.m. with owner Mark Krogh giving a historic perspective while in costume portraying Henry Coleman.

Coleman was one of the first owners of Woodlawn and sat on the treason trial of Aaron Burr. The tour includes the 18th century architecture of Woodlawn, the brick-walled graveyard, and the grounds. A tour of the house will be follwed by lunch served from the dining room sideboard. The menu includes pulled pork barbecue, chicken salad, deviled eggs, baked beans, coleslaw, and desserts.

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