Long Branch Historic House & Farm

Long Branch Historic House & Farm 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a ca. 1811 historic manor house on a 400 acre farm.
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Spring lecture at Long Branch on Thursday APRIL 18, 2024!Join us for a special evening with Dr. Derek Aday, Dean & Direc...
04/12/2024

Spring lecture at Long Branch on Thursday APRIL 18, 2024!

Join us for a special evening with Dr. Derek Aday, Dean & Director of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). Following a 6:00 pm reception, Dr. Aday will present "The World Around You…Thanks to VIMS!" Come learn the many ways that VIMS is involved in the local seafood you enjoy, Virginia’s preparedness for flooding and storm events, and healthier waterways in Virginia and around the globe.

Call now 804-684-7099 to register - space is limited! Or call Long Branch at 540-837-1856.

There is no charge for this event hosted by Rick Wallace, and William and Mary alumni Dr. Tim Harvey ‘79, and Dr. Karen Kennedy Schultz ’75.

We look forward to seeing you there!

04/03/2024

Long Branch welcomes Spring!

In The Galleries, it's time for the Cosmic Harvest Art Show!

Come see the fantastic burst of colors and blooms in paintings by Mr. Keith Patterson

Artist Reception: Saturday April 6th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meet the artist and learn about his techniques and subjects.
Free

The exhibit will be on display through July 2, 2024.

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Spring Lecture on Thursday April 18, 2024
“The World Around You… Thanks to VIMS!”

Dr. Derek Aday, Dean and Director at the
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
will share the many ways VIMS is involved in the preparedness for flooding and storm events, healthier waterways in Virginia and around the globe, and with the seafood you enjoy!

Reception at 6:00 PM, presentation at 6:30 PM.

Free, but Registration is required. To register call Long Branch at (540) 955-1856 or Crystal Booker at VIMS, (804) 684-7099.

And thanks to our local sponsors of our Epic Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday:
03/26/2024

And thanks to our local sponsors of our Epic Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday:

A reminder that our Epic Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday March 30 from 12 - 3. We'll have a moon bounce, face painting,...
03/26/2024

A reminder that our Epic Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday March 30 from 12 - 3. We'll have a moon bounce, face painting, animal wildlife from the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center, food and BBQ from Jordan Springs Market. There will be separate hunts for children up to 5 years; 6 to ten years, and 11 to 15 years.

Our Epic Easter Egg Hunt is coming along nicely for next Saturday, March 30 from 12 - 3 at Long Branch Historic House & ...
03/12/2024

Our Epic Easter Egg Hunt is coming along nicely for next Saturday, March 30 from 12 - 3 at Long Branch Historic House & Farm. And we'd like to thank our sponsors for supporting this community event:

Don't miss our Epic Easter Egg Hunt this year on Saturday, March 30 from 12-3pm! Bring your basket and find the eggs, pl...
03/07/2024

Don't miss our Epic Easter Egg Hunt this year on Saturday, March 30 from 12-3pm! Bring your basket and find the eggs, plus we'll have a moon bounce, petting zoo, face painting and food vendors. $10 per car, cash only. See you there!!

Did you know plants can heal a toxic  landscape? Sunflowers were used used after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 ...
03/01/2024

Did you know plants can heal a toxic landscape? Sunflowers were used used after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 to remove cesium and strontium (radioactive elements) from the soil and ponds surrounding the disaster site.
Come learn about Phyto Remediation: Using Plants to Cleanse the Environment this Sunday March 3, at 6:00 at Long Branch Historic House & Farm speaker series, featuring Dr. Laurie Fox. $25 at door.

An early foraging honeybee visits a vibrant bunch of crocuses in bloom in our garden. Spring is coming to Long Branch Hi...
02/28/2024

An early foraging honeybee visits a vibrant bunch of crocuses in bloom in our garden. Spring is coming to Long Branch Historic House & Farm!

THIS SUNDAY at LONG BRANCH!  Feb. 25 at 6:00  - The History of the US Fire ServiceCome learn about the fascinating histo...
02/23/2024

THIS SUNDAY at LONG BRANCH! Feb. 25 at 6:00 - The History of the US Fire Service
Come learn about the fascinating history of firefighting in America from Ben Franklin to current day.

Admission FREE for fire service staff and volunteers. $25 all others, pay at door. Refreshments at 5:30 - Long Branch Historic House & Farm - 830 Long Branch, Millwood, VA

THIS SUNDAY!  Feb. 25 at 6:00  - The History of the US Fire ServiceCome learn about the fascinating history of firefight...
02/23/2024

THIS SUNDAY! Feb. 25 at 6:00 - The History of the US Fire Service

Come learn about the fascinating history of firefighting in America from Ben Franklin to current day.
Admission FREE for fire service staff and volunteers. $25 all others, pay at door. Refreshments at 5:30 - Long Branch Historic House & Farm - 830 Long Branch, Millwood, VA

02/17/2024

The Sunday Speakers Series Continues!

Tomorrow, Sunday Feb. 18, come in from the cold to hear Winston Wood’s talk on the 1919 World Series scandal and the literature it produced. Baseball has attracted more writers -- good, bad and indifferent -- than probably all other sports combined because they 've recognized it‘s about much more than sport.

Doors open at 5:00 PM, speaker begins at 6:00 PM ($25, you can pay at the door).

On deck:
February 25th: Dr. Denis Onieal – History of the Fire Service in the U.S.
March 3rd: Dr. Laurie Fox – Phytoremediation, Using Plants to Cleanse the Environment
March 10th: Mr. Marc Leepson – Saving Monticello

If you haven’t already reserved a spot, please call Long Branch at (540) 837-1856.

So glad we have Long Branch!The other day when the Greenway Garden Club was unable to meet at their regular venue due to...
02/14/2024

So glad we have Long Branch!

The other day when the Greenway Garden Club was unable to meet at their regular venue due to unforeseen circumstances, they called Long Branch.

Arrangements were made quickly and the next day they had a great meeting and superb lecture on “The World of Fungi” from guest speaker Susan Briggs.

If your group ever gets in a jam or needs a place to meet regularly, think of Long Branch! Contact us at (540) 837-1856 to talk about options.

Long Branch is a community resource - and one of the most beautiful places in our area!

Sunday Speaker Series  - 5:00 PM February 4, 2024If you haven't signed up, it's not too late!  This Sunday, February 4, ...
02/02/2024

Sunday Speaker Series - 5:00 PM February 4, 2024

If you haven't signed up, it's not too late!

This Sunday, February 4, historians Maral Kalbian and Marc Leepson will present “Huntland: The Historic Virginia Country House, the Property, and Its Owners.” Come hear the story of Middleburg’s Huntland, built in 1834 and devoted to foxhunting and reinvigorated the region’s economy. Tickets are $25. Contact 540-837-1856 or [email protected].
Find details for more Speakers Series sessions at www.visitlongbranch.org/speaker-series/

In The Galleries now through March 31: Late Winter Art Show
“The Best of the Potomac River Artist’s Guild.” Original works in watercolor, acrylics, and oil by 13 artists. Landscapes, historic buildings, rural scenes, florals, multi-media and collage abstracts. Gallery is open FREE 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Donations accepted.

And save the date for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at beautiful Long Branch, Saturday March 30, 2024 12:00 - 3:00 pm. More to come!

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02/02/2024

Sunday Speaker Series - 5:00 PM February 5, 2024

If you haven't signed up, it's not too late!

This Sunday, February 5, historians Maral Kalbian and Marc Leepson will present “Huntland: The Historic Virginia Country House, the Property, and Its Owners.” Come hear the story of Middleburg’s Huntland, built in 1834 and devoted to foxhunting and reinvigorated the region’s economy. Tickets are $25. Contact 540-837-1856 or [email protected].

Find details for more Speakers Series sessions at www.visitlongbranch.org/speaker-series/

In The Galleries now through March 31: Late Winter Art Show

“The Best of the Potomac River Artist’s Guild.” Original works in watercolor, acrylics, and oil by 13 artists. Landscapes, historic buildings, rural scenes, florals, multi-media and collage abstracts. Gallery is open FREE 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Donations accepted. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or [email protected].

And save the date for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at beautiful Long Branch, Saturday March 30, 2024 12:00 - 3:00 pm. More to come!

Happy to see our retired horses featured in today's Wi******er Star
01/25/2024

Happy to see our retired horses featured in today's Wi******er Star

Click here to view this article from winchesterstar.com.

This Sunday January 21st - The Speakers Series Begins!Don’t miss our renowned speaker Sir Peter Crane from the Oak Sprin...
01/17/2024

This Sunday January 21st - The Speakers Series Begins!

Don’t miss our renowned speaker Sir Peter Crane from the Oak Spring Garden Foundation. He will introduce us to the world of botanical art. Refreshments at 5:30 PM, speaker at 6:00 PM.

Call Long Branch to reserve a seat: (540) 837-1856
$25.00 - or $125 for 6 sessions through mid-March, a different topic and speaker each week.

While visiting Long Branch, explore The Galleries and take home a unique silk scarf from Pat Taylor Holz or one of Kathleen Howsare’s original floral paintings. Great gifts to brighten the winter days!
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Visit Long Branch Soon!Don't miss the outstanding art by Pat Taylor Holz & Kathleen Howsare on display through the end o...
01/11/2024

Visit Long Branch Soon!

Don't miss the outstanding art by Pat Taylor Holz & Kathleen Howsare on display through the end of January. Come see their accomplishments with special mediums and different surfaces - beyond oils and acrylics on canvas! You must see the pieces up close! The Galleries at Long Branch are open Mon.- Fri.10:00 AM to 4:00 PM or Sat. & Sun. from noon to 4:00 PM. Feel free to call and schedule a visit (540) 837-1856.

Announcing the Long Branch 2024 Speaker Series!This winter when it's cold outside, join us inside the warm historic Long...
12/22/2023

Announcing the Long Branch 2024 Speaker Series!

This winter when it's cold outside, join us inside the warm historic Long Branch House for an array of educational and thought-provoking topics presented by experts and professionals.

Here is the line-up, mark your calendars!

Sunday, January 21: Sir Peter Crane, FRS - "Exquisite Encounters: An Outsider in the World of Botanical Art"

Sunday, February 4: Maral Kalbian and Marc Leepson - "Huntland: The Historic Virginia Country House, the Property, and Its Owners" (book signing afterwards) Note: 5:00 PM

Sunday, February 18: Winston Wood - "1919 and the Baseball Scandal That Launched 1000 Books"

Sunday, February 25: Dr. Denis Onieal - " The History of the United States Fire Service"

Sunday, March 3: Dr. Laurie Fox - "Phyto Remediation - Using Plants to Cleanse the Environment"

Sunday, March 10: Marc Leepson - "Saving Monticello" in the years after Jefferson died (book signing afterwards)

-- With the exception of February 4th, talks began at 6:00 pm and last approximately one hour, including time for questions and comments from the audience.
-- Cash or check accepted at the door, but please call the office in advance for reservations. The website will be accepting credit cards after the new year.
-- Refreshments served half hour prior.
-- Book signings take place after the talks.

In the Galleries at Long Branch - Artists ReceptionFriday night December 15 – Take a break from the hustle of holiday tr...
12/14/2023

In the Galleries at Long Branch - Artists Reception

Friday night December 15 – Take a break from the hustle of holiday traffic and errands and come meet the exceptional artists whose work is on display.

Free, 6 – 8:00 PM

You just might find that special gift for someone on your list in the relaxed setting of Long Branch Historic House. Bring a friend or the budding artist in your family! Artists Patricia and Kathleen will share their experience and artistic process with you.

Loudoun Now has a nice story about Kathleen:

https://www.loudounnow.com/getoutloudoun/light-shadows-and-color-local-artist-finds-inspiration-in-loudoun-s-outdoors/article_44d6e18c-905f-11ee-b279-139175e754ad.html

See you tomorrow night!

Come to the Christmas Gala, plans and decorations are shaping up nicely at Long Branch! The new art exhibit will be a st...
11/28/2023

Come to the Christmas Gala, plans and decorations are shaping up nicely at Long Branch!

The new art exhibit will be a stunning background as we kick off the holiday season and celebrate Christmas in Horse Country.

Donors are delivering some creative silent auction items. Get a few friends together and make a winning bid for Croquet and an Indian meal for 12 at Long Branch in June… or for two hours limousine service - the limo fits 10 people! … Or bid on both! Your proceeds will benefit Long Branch's programs in 2024 and your friends will love the experience!

Haven’t RSVP’d yet? Call the Long Branch office at (540) 837-1856!

Thank you to Lisa Shaffer, Joe Lewis and others for presenting the delightful Long Branch float in the holiday parades!

Have you sent in your RSVP for the December 2nd Gala?We'll be celebrating in style at beautiful Long Branch. There will ...
11/24/2023

Have you sent in your RSVP for the December 2nd Gala?

We'll be celebrating in style at beautiful Long Branch. There will be tales of Christmases past, of favorite horses and horseman we've known and loved; Prosecco and great food. Don't miss it!

Call the office (5340) 837-1856 to be added to the list. Please leave a call back number.

This original painting will be on the silent auction table! A great Christmas gift!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!Long Branch is THE place to gather with friends and neighbors!
11/23/2023

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Long Branch is THE place to gather with friends and neighbors!

It's time to RSVP!Join us December 2 at Long Branch for an especially elegant evening in Horse Country! Your presence wi...
11/17/2023

It's time to RSVP!

Join us December 2 at Long Branch for an especially elegant evening in Horse Country! Your presence will support our programs and activities in the months to come.

It's a beautiful day at Long Branch!Come for a walk and enjoy peace and quiet among colors of Fall. Bring lunch or a pic...
10/19/2023

It's a beautiful day at Long Branch!

Come for a walk and enjoy peace and quiet among colors of Fall. Bring lunch or a picnic supper - relax on the portico or in the garden!

The Galleries at Long Branch Historic House and FarmPresent:Howard O. Allen: Photographer, Artist, Patriotic Pacifist 80...
09/29/2023

The Galleries at Long Branch Historic House and Farm
Present:
Howard O. Allen: Photographer, Artist, Patriotic Pacifist
80 Years of Local History!

Join us for the Opening Reception:
Sunday October 1, 2023 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM (free)

The galleries will be packed with Howard’s photos - an amazing collection that will bring back memories and have you reminiscing (and no doubt swapping tales) about riders, horses, and personalities of our community and from social events.

A limited amount of items will be for sale.

Long Branch is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations gladly accepted.

Long Branch welcomes the change of seasons! Only a few days left to see the special exhibit “Bunny Mellon: Woven Connect...
09/22/2023

Long Branch welcomes the change of seasons!

Only a few days left to see the special exhibit “Bunny Mellon: Woven Connections,” a glimpse of the special textiles and designs from Bunny’s Mellon, and artwork by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation plein air painters group. Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Calling ahead before visiting is recommended, (540) 837-1856.

Next up in The Galleries at Long Branch from October 1, 2023 - November 26, 2023:

Howard O. Allen:
Photographer, Artist, Patriotic Pacifist
80 Years of Local History

Join us on October 1, 2023 from 4-6 PM for an opening reception!

Howard Allen was renowned in Middleburg area and our region for his celebrity photographs that captured a way of life in and around horse country during its “Camelot years.” His photos of Mrs. Jackie Kennedy are famous. The exhibit will contain photos, caricatures, and items that serve as Howard’s memoirs and a grand retrospective of his art, his skilled eye and hand.

Please note!Change in Venue for Drew Gilpin Faust Book Signing Due to the extreme heat forecasted through this week, the...
09/05/2023

Please note!
Change in Venue for Drew Gilpin Faust Book Signing

Due to the extreme heat forecasted through this week, the book signing with Drew Gilpin Faust will be held at the Millwood Country Club, which is at 340 Country Club Lane, Boyce, VA 22620.

The event is sold out!

Long Branch thanks you for your support.

Millwood Country Club, Boyce

Address

830 Long Branch Lane
Boyce, VA
22620

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

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