As part of our yearly programs the VSFC holds a variety of events, re-enactments, and demonstrations about Victorian culture, manners, dress, architecture, entertainments, and history. We don’t focus on just one aspect or decade of the Victorian era but instead take a wide view by offering various events that cover the 1840’s up through 1910. Our offerings include literary evenings featuring the writings of Victorian authors, a book discussion group, picnics with croquet and lawn bowling, civilian Civil War reenactments, teas and socials, living history programs, fashion shows, workshops for making 19th century hats, clothing, and accessories, theatre outings to see Victorian era plays and musicals, historic home tours, trips to Victorian locations (such as Cape May, NJ), 19th century dance classes, and an annual ball, featuring period dancing and guests in 19th century attire. Our goal is to experience all facets of the Victorian era lifestyle and have a good time doing it.
The Society is also active in the community by sponsoring events related to the history of Falls Church and raising funds for a variety of preservation-related projects. We participate in annual re-enactments such as the First Arbor Day held in Falls Church, a Civil War Thanksgiving held at Cherry Hill Farm, and other civic events.
As a VSFC member, you will receive our quarterly newsletter, “Victoria’s Messenger” which contains a detailed calendar of Society activities, educational articles, historical information, profiles of fellow members, Victorian-era recipes and etiquette, and other matters of interest to our members.
The VSFC has authored several books including Victorian Falls Church, published by Arcadia Publishing, and Afternoon Tea in the Victorian Tradition.
Membership is only
$35 per year.
For more information contact us at:
Send your check made out to the VSFC to:
P. O. Box 7436
Falls Church, VA
Walking map of churches and houses still standing in the City of Falls Church. Map is free and available at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library and Cherry Hill Farmhouse.