The Cold War Museum at Vint Hill opened in November 2011. Francis Gary Powers, Jr and John Welch, the co-founders of The Cold War Museum, lease a two-story building and secure storage facility that displays a unique collection of international Cold War-related artifacts, educates current and future generations about this critical period in international relations, and honors those who served in the Cold War. Powers is the son of Francis Gary Powers, a CIA pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in May 1960. Visit site.
The Fauquier Community Theatre (FCT) has been performing in the 200-seat Vint Hill Theater on Aiken Drive since 1999. Each year, the FCT embarks on an ambitious schedule of plays and musicals, always striving for material that appeals to the broad tastes of the community, including children. For ticket information, call (540) 349-8760. Visit site.
The Lasley Centre for the Performing Arts provides an unmatched level of instruction in ballet and other genres of dance for students ages 3 and up in a custom-built, state-of-the-art facility at Vint Hill, with performance opportunities across the region, including a full-length production of the Nutcracker, an annual recital and community festivals. The Lasley Centre’s instructors danced professionally in the US and internationally with the San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Ailey II, Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre, and on Broadway and television. Learn more and register for classes. Visit site.