Sunday March 17th, 2019 - 12:51 pm
Come join the celebration downtown CFVA at 3 PM.
Shortest St. Patrick's Day in VA, possibly in the World. Try your luck at Clifton Forge Main Streets 50/50 raffle.
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Thursday March 14th, 2019 - 7:07 am
The Omni Homestead plans to reopen the Jefferson Pools in the summer of 2020.
Regrettably, the historic Jefferson Pools are currently closed. We are pleased to announce that 3North and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources will be partnering with us to repair and reopen the Jefferson Pools. The conceptual plan and strategy to renovate the Pools, while maintaining their historic character, will be finalized this summer. Our goal is to reopen the Jefferson Pools in the summer of 2020.
HISTORY OF THE POOLS AND SPRINGS
Local legends say that Native Americans journeying through the valley discovered these magnificent crystal springs hundreds of years ago, and archaeological evidence seems to confirm that this area has been used by humans for at least 9,000 years.
The first recorded survey of the area was done by Thomas and Andrew Lewis. Thomas Lewis and his son obtained 140 acres of the land, including the warm springs. Andrew Lewis was an early partner of Thomas Bullett, who procured 300 acres including the hot springs and built the first hotel in 1766 on the site of The Omni Homestead Resort.
The Gentlemen’s Pool House, the large, octagonal, white wooden building, along with the pool inside it, was built in 1761. The oldest spa structure in the U.S., it was intended for use by both ladies and gentlemen, although at separate, alternating times. The pool is similar in size and shape to the nearby mineral springs – about 120 feet in circumference with approximately 43,000 gallons of constantly flowing spring water. In 1836, the circular Ladies’ Pool House was constructed to give the ladies their own pool.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE WATER
The United States Geological Survey has determined that these springs have a remarkably uniform rate of flow and temperature. Unaffected by changes of the seasons, the waters remain at a natural body temperature all year and flow at the astounding rate of 1,700,000 gallons per day. The waters have an unusually high level of mineral content and are so crystal clear a book can easily be read through them.
The renown Homestead resort is located approximately 30 miles north west of CFVA.
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The Omni Homestead just announced that 3North and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources will be partnering with them to repair and reopen the Jefferson Pools. The conceptual plan and strategy to renovate the Pools, while maintaining their historic character, will be finalized this summer. Their goal is to reopen the Jefferson Pools in the summer of 2020!
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Monday March 11th, 2019 - 6:55 pm
The Town of Clifton Forge, VA is nestled in the George Washington National Forest with majestic mountains, pristine rivers and streams.
Visiting Clifton Forge is easy with Interstate 64 exits at each end of town. AMTRAK provides connections to D.C., Chicago & New York. At the west end of Town is Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and on the east end scenic Douthat State Park.
Arts & Entertainment abound in our community. The Alleghany Highlands Arts & Craft Center, newly renovated Historic Masonic Theatre & Amphitheatre, and Clifton Forge School of the Arts offer classes, exhibits, live music, dance, movies, theatre and festivals.
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Enjoy downtown shopping, one of many eateries and take in the C&O Railway Heritage Center. Be sure to take CFVA's renown Jack mason's Tavern and Brewery or fine dining at Michel's Cafe. You will love the small town feel, friendly citizenry and strolling the community and The Historic District.
We invite you to visit. You may just decide to live here in CFVA.
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This is my hometown and I hope to visit next month for the first time in 40 years.
I hope you can Randy. I know it is special to you, as I know it is to Bill.
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Tuesday February 19th, 2019 - 11:15 am
Clifton Forge School of the Arts 540.972.7275
Upcoming Classes in February:
February 20 Blacksmithing for Beginners
February 22 Studio Painting (oil or acrylic)
February 23 Copper II
February 23 Pioneer Hand Quilting
February 23 Intermediate Jewelry Making Using Precious Metal Clay
February 27 Side-by-Side Art Exploration
February 28 Chair Yoga
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Monday February 11th, 2019 - 9:45 am
The 2019 George Washington Train Show.
This event takes place at the Clifton Forge Armory at 724 Commercial Ave. and the C&O Railway Heritage Center at 705 E Main St. in Clifton Forge, VA.
The dates are Saturday, February 16th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Sunday, February 17th from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Train show admission is $5.00 and includes entrance to the C&O Railway Heritage Center/Museum.
There will be a diverse selection of vendors.
PLEASE NOTE: If the show has to be cancelled due to inclement weather – will be announced at a later date.
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