Occoquan Historical Society

(Formerly Historic Occoquan, Inc.)

(Formerly Historic Occoquan, Inc.)


Featured Items from the Museum

"Fall Bounty at the Bottle Stop"
Fundraiser for the
Occoquan Historical Society
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Join us for a pleasant evening of food, wine, and fellowship at the Bottle Stop Wine Bar & Shop in Occoquan. Proprietors Kim and Emil Wigode have put together a special fall bounty menu for us.  Selected items from the Mill House Museum collection will be on display and each attendee will receive a free raffle ticket to win a prize from the Museum shop.  This is a fundraiser for the Occoquan Historical Society and all net proceeds will support the Society's mission.  

The ticket price is $50 per person  and will entitle the holder to two drinks (wine, craft beer, or soft drinks) and the following fall bounty buffet:

Virginia Rappahannock Oysters on the Half Shell
Local Artisan Cheese  & Charcuterie- Firefly Black & Blue (MD), Oak Springs Sage Derby (VA), Olli Salame (VA)
Tomato Bisque Shooters
Portobello Mushroom Crostini

Space is limited so purchase your tickets early.  You may do so online using a credit card or PayPal by clicking on the "Buy Now" button below (please be certain to list your guests in the form), or you may send a check in the appropriate amount made out to the "Occoquan Historical Society" to P.O. Box 65, Occoquan, VA 22125. If purchasing by mail, please be sure to include your name and the name of any guests, as well as a telephone number or email address so you can receive a confirmation.  No tickets will be mailed.  Advances purchasers will simply check in at the event.  A limited number of tickets may be available for purchase at the event.

Come join us for a relaxing evening in support of the Occoquan Historical Society! 

Name of Purchaser's Guests

Model of the Merchants' Mill

Occoquan Town Council Member Dr. James Walbert designed and handcrafted the model shown above of Occoquan's 18th century Merchants' Mill.  Dr. Walbert used old photographs and drawings of the mill to guide his efforts.  The scale is 1/4 inch = 1 foot.  On December 8, 2011, Dr. Walbert presented the model to the Occoquan Historical Society, where it will be displayed in the Mill House Museum.  This is the first and only model reproduction of the mill of which we are aware.

John Underwood

A special exhibit at the museum on John Underwood -- Occoquan resident and abolitionist.

Welcome to the web site of the Occoquan Historical Society, an organization dedicated to telling the story of Occoquan.  Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy exploring both our site and our town, and come back often for information on upcoming events.  Please also consider supporting our efforts by joining the Society or making a donation.  You may do either by clicking

Upcoming Events:

****Slide Show****
Civil War Sesquicentennial Reenactment Event
Occoquan, VA -- July 31, 2010
Slide Show Courtesy of Boyd Alexander
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