Looking for creative ways to participate with local partners and reach out in the community? The Capitol Square Preservation Council is hosting the “Square Fair,” a community outreach and education event on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is in partnership with non-profit and public educators to offer visitors an array of history and conservation learning opportunities and to explore Virginia history and the natural environment. The Square Fair is a half-day, outdoor event, free and open to the public, on the historic grounds of the State Capitol. By opening the gates, we want to open minds by offering fun activities that excite learning, instill interest, and foster connections with Capitol Square, historic sites, and state agencies.
Partners across the commonwealth will highlight their important work by providing engaging, SOL-based activities for children and families. While focused on the outdoors, the Capitol will be open for tours and self-guided opportunities. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with Thomas Jefferson, himself, on why he designed the Capitol the way he did, participate in a Capitol Police equipment and K9 demonstration, discover how you can maintain a healthy habitat in your own backyard, and enter your photos of the fair into a Capitol Square calendar contest.
Reserve your spot for the event ASAP to join partners, including The Valentine, National Park Service, John Marshall House, Montpelier, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Historical Society, the Executive Mansion, and Capitol Police, and learn how you can play a part in this stimulating event.
If you are interested in participating in the fair we encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience as spaces are limited! Please email Maggie Jackson, or call (804) 225-8051.