Mosby and Rangers Topic of Great Falls Senior Center January Event

Mosby and Rangers Topic of Great Falls Senior Center January Event

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) event for January will focus on the Civil War in Fairfax County. GFSC members have shown particular interest in local Civil War history.

Guest speaker Don Hakenson will address Colonel John S. Mosby’s combat operations in Fairfax County where Mosby had some of his most interesting raids.

Hakenson is a past president of the Stuart-Mosby Historical Society, founder and member of the Board of Directors for the Franconia Museum and is a civil war advisor for the Mosby Foundation. Hakenson is a Washington, D.C. native who has lived most of his life in Fairfax County. He comes by his in-depth interest in local Civil War history quite naturally—two great-great grandfathers served in the Confederate Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia and other relatives served in the Forty-Third Battalion of Virginia Cavalry of Mosby’s Rangers.

The Jan. 7 event will be held at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The program runs 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch. A modest contribution is appreciated.

The January event sponsor is the Dr. and Mrs. William M. Busey Family.

Reservations are a must. To reserve, e-mail Polly Fitzgerald at or call 703-759-4345. Guests who require transportation to attend, call Gene or Maddie McCabe at 703-438-0810.