MHAA – March 16, 2020

The Mosby Heritage Area Association has postponed all public events due to growing concerns arising from COVID-19, and has shifted their focus to expanding remote learning opportunities. With schools, parks, and libraries closed during these extenuating circumstances, MHAA will greatly increase its online media output to keep students and adults alike engaged in the history of the Heritage Area.

MHAA has launched a new webpage to facilitate this effort: https://mosbyheritagearea.org/remote

  1. MHAA ON YOU TUBE: Starting Monday, March 16, MHAA will produce one new video or video series for each day that schools are closed. This will be in addition to our existing social media offerings, and we will be streaming/recording future educational/special events.
  2. SEE IT, SAVE IT BLOG: Stories from the Heritage Area. Each blog post provides a small piece of our local history, often told from the perspective of those who lived it. Learn about some of the lesser-known people and places of the northern Virginia Piedmont. Each post includes a series of reading comprehension and discussion questions for our younger readers.
  3. IT HAPPENED NEAR ME: Read through our series of historical documents, along with contextual materials that help to tie local places to your history curriculum.

MHAA continues to offer curriculum enrichment activities at https://mosbyheritagearea.org/for-teachers. MHAA provides a variety of SOL-based content to enrich any lesson plan. This content is available free of charge to teachers, students, homeschool groups, and anyone else interested in learning about local history. This page will be updated regularly, so check back often! Take a history-based Scavenger Hunt of your county – available as always at https://mosbyheritagearea.org/scavenger-hunts

If you have already purchased tickets for the March 29th “Conversations In History” or our April 2nd “History of the Orange County Hounds,” the tickets will be held until the events are rescheduled.  If the new date proves inconvenient, a full refund will be issued at your request.

“We are excited about these new learning opportunities, but please bear with us, and our partner organizations, as we all do our best to navigate this unpredictable time.  The Rector House will be closed to the public and our staff will have reduced hours in the office, often working remotely and in the field. Our staff, Directors, and partners will be strictly adhering to the guidelines established by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) throughout this period.
 
Thank you all for your patience and understanding.  We wish everyone the best of health and we hope to welcome you back to our normal programs in the near future.”