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December 2019

Virginians Will Dance or Die

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

oin us for our annual lecture series. December will feature Joshua LeHuray, Adjunct Professor of History. Music was everywhere in pre-Revolutionary Williamsburg, from the public musical events enjoyed by the masses to the lavish private concerts and dances of the elite classes. Drawing on contemporary newspaper accounts, this lecture will explore how some eighteenth-century Williamsburg citizens experienced the growing musical world around them. Joshua LeHuray is the author of Virginians Will Dance or Die! The Importance of Music in Pre-Revolutionary…

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Candlelight Tour

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

Join us for a candle light tour of Wilton House Museum. See Wilton is a new light during an after hours tour of the historic house. This one hour guided tour experience will take you through eight chambers of the Randolph family house and nearly 100 years of history. Space is limited - reserve your spot today! Candlelight Tours of Wilton House Museum last approximately 1 hour and includes several staircases.   Tickets available through Eventbrite.  var exampleCallback = function()…

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Candlelight Tour

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

See Wilton is a new light during an after hours tour of the historic house. This one hour guided tour experience will take you through eight chambers of the Randolph family house and nearly 100 years of history. Space is limited - reserve your spot today! Candlelight Tours of Wilton House Museum last approximately 1 hour and includes several staircases.   Tickets available through Eventbrite. 

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Candlelight Tour

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

Join us for a candle light tour of Wilton House Museum. See Wilton is a new light during an after hours tour of the historic house. This one hour guided tour experience will take you through eight chambers of the Randolph family house and nearly 100 years of history. Space is limited - reserve your spot today! Candlelight Tours of Wilton House Museum last approximately 1 hour and includes several staircases. Tickets available through Eventbrite. 

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January 2020

To Arms! Armorial Ceramics in Virginia

January 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

Join us for our annual lecture series. January will feature Ron Fuchs, Curator of The Reeves Collection. Decorating your ceramics and other possessions with a coat of arms was a way of displaying your identity, your status, and your affiliations. This talk will explore how Virginians used coats of arms on ceramics to show all of those things from 1607 into the 20th century.

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February 2020

Exploring the Montpelier South Yard: Archaeology, Slavery, and Public Engagement

February 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

Join us for our annual lecture series. February will feature Terry Brock, Assistant Director of Archaeology, James Madison's Montpelier. Exploring the Montpelier South Yard: Archaeology, Slavery, and Public Engagement at James Madison's Montpelier. Archaeology is one of the critical tools used to understand the lives of enslaved African Americans in Virginia. This talk will discuss how the intersection of archaeology and descendant community engagement were used to understand the past and present at James Madison’s Montpelier. Assistant Director of Archaeology…

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March 2020

Interpreting the Evidence: Recreating George and Martha Washington’s Front Parlor

March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

Join us for our annual lecture series. March features Adam Erby, Curator at Mount Vernon. Interpreting the Evidence: Recreating George and Martha Washington's Front Parlor Utilizing Account Books, Inventories, and Fragmentary Objects In September 2013, Mount Vernon curators made an exciting discovery; a previously unknown ledger kept by George Washington’s friend and neighbor, George William Fairfax, appeared at auction. At first glance, the ledger seemed to have little to do with Mount Vernon, but as curators mined the document they…

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April 2020

Of the Highest Finish: Silver in the White House Collection

April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

Join us for our annual lecture series. April will feature Melissa Naulin, Associate Curator, The White House. Well-illustrated overview of the history of silver use in the White House, drawing on both extant pieces and documentary evidence. This lecture will cover what type of silver items were used in the President’s House, where they were purchased, who made them, how they were used, and how they were cared for.

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May 2020

Baroque Furniture of the Lower James River Region 1690 – 1750

May 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

Join us for our annual lecture series. Our final lecture of the season will feature Sumpter Priddy, Southern Furniture Scholar.  Norfolk was the greatest metropolis in Colonial Virginia and the eight largest city in Colonial America. The city’s vibrant economy supported a significant network of joiners and cabinetmakers creating furniture and interiors with a distinct regional aesthetic across the region of the lower James River. Buy Tickets Buy Tickets on Eventbrite var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({…

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