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Bluegrass and Barbeque

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Friends, guests and volunteers of the Lee-Fendall House found a little shade, put up their feet or just took out their fans while enjoying the afternoon of Bluegrass and BBQ in the garden on Oronoco St.

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Friends, guests and volunteers of the Lee-Fendall House found a little shade, put up their feet or just took out their fans while enjoying the afternoon of Bluegrass and BBQ in the garden on Oronoco St.

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Friends, guests and volunteers of the Lee-Fendall House found a little shade, put up their feet or just took out their fans while enjoying the afternoon of Bluegrass and BBQ in the garden on Oronoco St.

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Friends, guests and volunteers of the Lee-Fendall House found a little shade, put up their feet or just took out their fans while enjoying the afternoon of Bluegrass and BBQ in the garden on Oronoco St.

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Herb & Hanson perform.

The gates to the garden at the Lee-Fendall House Museum opened up on Saturday afternoon with the sounds of Bluegrass and the smell of BBQ in the air. The temperatures took a turn to the south as records were set again for early June. Many took shelter in the shade of the trees to enjoy the music. Music came from Bob Perilla’s Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, Dead Men’s Hollow and Herb & Hanson. BBQ was fresh from Dixie Bones in Woodbridge VA. All proceeds from the event benefit the education and preservation initiatives of the Lee-Fendall House. For more information visit <a href=http://www.leefendallhouse.org> www.leefendallhouse.org</a>

"The Lee-Fendall House is Alexandria’s oldest Lee Family home. From 1785 until 1903, the house served as home to thirty-seven members of the Lee family…the house is interpreted as a Lee family home of the 1850-1870 period…"