Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: 8:45 am - 4:45 pmLocation:
Depart from and Return to Congregation Olam Tikvah
3800 Glenbrook Rd
Fairfax, VA 22031
Contact: Michele Endick
Thursday, July 11, depart Congregation Olam Tikvah lower parking lot at 8:45am; return 4:45pm
Join us on our first trip to both of these historic sites! We will start with a two-hour tour at the Cold War Museum, housed in a former Army Communication base used by the NSA, CIA, and Army Intelligence during the Cold War. “From the 1940s until the 1990s the rivalry between the democratic Free World and the nations of the Communist bloc affected Americans' daily lives and events throughout the world. This “Cold War” actually became a “hot” one in Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War but generally took the form of espionage and diplomatic maneuvers, with the United States, the Soviet Union, and China as the major combatants.”
— Cold War Museum website
We will then enjoy a delightful lunch and tour of Rippon Lodge in Woodbridge. This site interprets the history of the house and owners from 1747–2000. Admiral Richard Blackburn Black, the last private owner of Rippon Lodge, continued to preserve the home and was a direct descendant of the original builder Richard Blackburn. He has been linked to many important historical events, including his exploration of Antarctica with Admiral Richard Byrd. Admiral Black's daughter sold the property to Prince William County in 2000.
Fee: $65 (includes bus transportation, tours, and
fine lunch — choice given upon registration)
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “7/11” on memo line.