29 November 2006

Christmas at the Miller Kite House

The Elkton Historical Society and the Town of Elkton, Virginia are hosting a Christmas Open House at the Miller-Kite House & Museum, and the Kite Mansion on Sunday, Dec. 17, Noon to 5PM. The Miller Kite House served as the headquarters of General Stonewall Jackson during Jackson's legendary "Valley Campaign" from April 19-30, 1862. The museum features many items from the Civil War era and some articles belonging to Jackson. The house was built in 1827 by Henry Miller, Jr. For the Christmas event, the Miller-Kite House & Museum will have music by Ken Monger, Living History Demonstrations, and Stonewall Jackson portrayed by Jimmy Pence. It is located at 310 E. Rockingham St. The Kite Mansion will offer music as well as the refreshments. Both will be decorated for the holidays. The Kite Mansion is located on Rt. 33 E, next to the Elkton Middle School. For additional information call 540-298-1717 or 540-289-9866. E-mail historyed@msn.com. Donations appreciated.


Anonymous said...

So who was the Kite who lived in this house?? Thanks-Dennis

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I have no idea Dennis. You could probably get an answer by emailing the person in the post.