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Lee-Fendall House Hosts Great Gatsby Ice Cream Social

Horseshoes await players in the side garden at the Lee-Fendall House.

Horseshoes await players in the side garden at the Lee-Fendall House. Photo by Louise Krafft.

— The house and garden of the Lee-Fendall House opened for an afternoon Ice Cream Social on Sunday, Aug. 26. Calling Card Events set out games for adults and children alike including horseshoes, croquet, pick-up sticks, hoops, Jacob’s ladder and more.

The staff is planning a number of events for the fall: 19th century baseball, Virginia wine reception, historic homeowners workshop, death in a civil war hospital reenactment and more.

From 1785-1903, the house served as the home to 37 members of the Lee family. John L. Lewis lived in the house from 1937-1969. Guided by its 1852 inventory, the house is interpreted as a Lee home of the 1850-1870 period. Guided tours are available Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m.

The house is available for weddings, corporate meetings and private parties. To get a complete list of upcoming events and more information visit www.leefendallhouse.org