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December 2020

Life at Sea in the Age of the Randolphs of Wilton

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation

Join Wilton House Museum for our annual lecture series. December will feature Tyler Rudd Putman, Gallery Interpretation Manager at the Museum of the American Revolution. Many members of the Randolph family of Virginia were as familiar with life at sea as life on land, like most Americans in the 18th and early 19th centuries. In this talk, using period images, original artifacts, and his own sailing experience, Tyler Rudd Putman will take us belowdecks on sailing ships to consider what…

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January 2021

Digging up the Past at Charleston’s Chancognie House

January 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation

Join us for our annual lecture series. This virtual presentation will feature Juliana Falk, "The Accidental Preservationist" of the Simon Jude Chancognie House. A move south to escape winter weather became an unexpected journey in preservation ranging from paint research with Dr. Susan L. Buck to digging a giant hole in the back yard (fortunately, professional archaeologists were involved). This event will be held on Zoom. Suggested registration donation of $10.

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February 2021

Wilton Uncovered: An Exhibition 20 Years in the Making

February 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation

Join us for our annual lecture series. February's virtual lecture will feature Wilton House Museum Education Director Katie Watkins. In 1998, William & Mary archaeologists uncovered the material record of the lives of nearly a century of enslaved families. This excavation recovered not only the most important available tool for understanding daily life at Wilton, but the largest collection of objects associated with Wilton’s original location in existence. In 2021, “Wilton Uncovered: Archaeology Illuminates an Enslaved Community,” displays this collection…

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March 2021

Martha Jefferson and the Virginia Campaigns

March 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation

Join us for our annual lecture series. This virtual presentation will feature Diane Ehrenpreis, Curator of Decorative Arts, Monticello. Diane will introduce new information regarding the Ladies of the Revolution, women in PA, MD, NJ, and in this case, Virginia, who undertook a public campaign to raise funds and distribute aid to the Virginia soldiers in 1780. Martha Jefferson organized this effort, and her participation has been misunderstood as ineffectual. New documents show that women in approximately half a dozen…

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April 2021

The Post-Revolution Evolution of Dining in America and Great Britain

April 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation

Join us for our annual lecture series. This virtual presentation will feature Janine Skerry, Senior Curator of Metals, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Although fundamental to daily life, the consumption of food is nonetheless in a near-constant state of flux, especially when taken in company with others. Every aspect of dining—from what and where we eat, to how food is served, and even how it is conveyed to our mouths—has changed dramatically over time. Colonial Williamsburg’s senior curator of metals Janine…

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May 2021

Of the Highest Finish: Silver in the White House Collection

May 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

 May 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.  This lecture is sponsored in part by the Louise B. Cochrane Foundation.  

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