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March 2020

Time Travelers Weekend

March 14 @ 10:00 am - March 15 @ 4:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Tour Wilton House Museum for free on Time Traveler's Weekend! Richmond’s most renowned historic homes and museums offer visitors a “passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2020. Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover the City’s treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, John Wickham, James Dooley and other important Virginians.  Stay tuned for 2020's Passport download with all participating…

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

March 19 @ 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 @ 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.  This lecture is sponsored in part by theLouise B. Cochrane Foundation.…

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May 2020

Baroque Furniture of the Lower James River Region 1690 – 1750

May 21 @ 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. This lecture is sponsored in part by the  Louise B. Cochrane Foundation. Buy Tickets Buy…

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