The City of Falls Church will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the ascent of Thaddeus Lowe and the first military reconnaissance in America with a variety of events including a film premiere, ballooning demonstration with re-enactors and Civil War History, followed by a 150th year anniversary picnic with live Civil War-era music and crafts, all happening next weekend:
“Ballooning in the Civil War” will premiere, Friday, June 24, 7:30 – 9:30, at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church.
A Thaddeus Lowe balloon demonstration will take place Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church.
The Civil War Sesquicentennial Picnic will be held Sunday, June 26, 4 – 7 p.m., at Frady Park, located at the corner of East Broad and North Fairfax streets.
All of these events are free of charge. For more information, visit fallschurchva.gov.