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November 2017

Collecting American Antiques

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wilton House Museum, in partnership with The Antiquarian Society and The Decorative Arts Trust, is pleased to present an evening with Brock Jobe.   Powered by Eventbrite Last January, a miniature chest sold in New York for more than $650,000 and a rare Rhode Island bureau brought almost $1 million. Such events create headlines. Yet the vast majority of antique furniture has dropped in value over the past decade. What happened? And why did it happen? Join Brock Jobe, professor emeritus at…

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January 2018

Jefferson and the Creation of an American Architecture

January 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum
$10.00

Lecture by Richard Guy Wilson. Dr.Wilson holds the Commonwealth Professor's Chair in Architectural History at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. His specialty is the architecture, design and art of the 18th to the 20th century both in America and abroad. Members Click Here to Register for Events Powered by Eventbrite

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February 2018

Dressing Tables, Portraits, and Peg Legs: the Power of Objects

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum
$10.00

Historian Jennifer Van Horn lecture explores why over the course of the eighteenth century, Anglo-Americans purchased an unprecedented number and array of goods. The Power of Objects investigates these diverse artifacts—from portraits and city views to gravestones, dressing furniture, and prosthetic devices—to explore how elite American consumers assembled objects to form a new civil society on the margins of the British Empire. More Details Soon. Members Click Here to Register for Events Powered by Eventbrite

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March 2018

Welcome Home George Washington with Dean Norton

March 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum
$10.00

“See to it that you keep it the Home of Washington.” Was the charge of Ann Pamela Cunningham the founder of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association upon her retirement in 1874. For over 150 years, people have studied, researched and dug the earth for clues helping make the home of George Washington one of the most accurately restored 18th century estates in America. The beauty, use and importance of Mount Vernon’s gardens and landscape will be discussed as well as…

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April 2018

Preservation and Photography: Frances Benjamin Johnston

April 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum
$10.00

Chris Oliver, VMFA's Assistant Curator of American Art, explores the important photography of Frances Benjamin Johnston's survey of Virginia architecture in the early 20th-century. More details soon. Members Click Here to Register for Events Powered by Eventbrite

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