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April 2017
$10

Eighteenth-Century Men’s Waistcoats-POSTPONED

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Waistcoat

**UPDATE** This event is postponed until further notice. All ticket purchases will be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding**  A visually stunning exploration on these elegant garments by Mary Doering. Ms. Doering has specialized in costume history for forty years as a collector, lecturer, and guest curator. Since 2001 she has taught costume and textile history at the Smithsonian Masters Program in the History of the Decorative Arts (an academic partnership with George Mason…

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$40

Madeira Tasting with Bartholomew Broadbent

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Broadbent, Inc.

Tour the historic house and take a tasting of 4 different Madeiras led by Broadbent Selections, Inc. $40 admission. Must be 21 years or older. Purchase tickets in advance. Powered by Eventbrite

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May 2017
$10

Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Pocahontas

Speaker: William Rasmussen, Lead Curator and Lora M. Robins Curator, Virginia Historical Society She was born into a culture that had some knowledge of Europeans, and after their settling on the outskirts of the territory controlled by her father, she was apparently drawn to these peculiar strangers. A number of the chroniclers of the Jamestown founding mention Pocahontas by name and note her interactions with the English settlers. What we know of Pocahontas has been lifted from the narratives of those…

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June 2017
Free

Jammin’ on the James

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Jammin on the James

Join us this summer for free concerts on the grounds of Wilton.  Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our scenic terrace overlooking the James River.  Enjoy complimentary evening tours of Wilton as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids. Free admission.  All concerts are rain or shine.  Donations appreciated.  

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$15

Preservation Conversation- Stratford Hall

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Join us this summer for coffee with the preservation and curatorial experts from historic sites featured in our exhibition Vivid View: The Art and Science of Paint Analysis and discover their latest restoration initiatives. Illustrated talks explore the physical evidence and review the curatorial process followed by a panel conversation with those in attendance. Optional exhibition tours follow. Phil Mark, Director of Preservation & Gretchen Pendleton, Curator Enjoy a first look at the on-going restoration of Stratford Hall’s Dining Room…

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$5

Family Day- Room Boxes

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Activity: Design your own room School’s out for the summer, but there is still a place the young student in your home can learn and have a good time. Bring the family by for a tour of the historic house, geared for elementary and middle school aged children, followed by a special activity related to Wilton's current exhibition, VIVID VIEW: The Art and Science of Paint Analysis. Create your own miniature room. Explore the historic house to find inspiration for your own miniature…

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July 2017
Free

Jammin’ on the James

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Jammin on the James

Join us this summer for free concerts on the grounds of Wilton. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our scenic terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy complimentary evening tours of Wilton as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids. Free admission. All concerts are rain or shine. Donations appreciated.  

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$150

Colonial Kids’ Camp

July 17 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 3:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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2017 Colonial Kids' Camp

Wilton House Museum offers an exciting week exploring life in Colonial Virginia.  Campers will learn how early Virginians dressed, played, and lived in the days before modern technology!  Learn to churn butter, decorate a floor cloth, design your own colonial chamber, create watercolor paintings, and play like you’re living in the 18th century!  Take part in an archaeological “dig” and discover long-buried treasures; make a colonial wig and express yourself by decorating it in the “latest” fashion; and help gather…

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$5

Family Day- Paint It Up

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Room with a view

Activity: Still life painting School’s out for the summer, but there is still a place the young student in your home can learn and have a good time. Bring the family by for a tour of the historic house, geared for elementary and middle school aged children, followed by a special activity related to Wilton's current exhibition, VIVID VIEW: The Art and Science of Paint Analysis.  After taking a special tour of Wilton's current exhibition and learning about the importance of paint…

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$15

Preservation Conversation- Montpelier

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Montpelier

Join us this summer for coffee with the preservation and curatorial experts from historic sites featured in our exhibition Vivid View: The Art and Science of Paint Analysis and discover their latest restoration initiatives. Illustrated talks explore the physical evidence and review the curatorial process followed by a panel conversation with those in attendance. Optional exhibition tours follow. Jennifer Glass, Director of Historic Preservation & Teresa Teixeira, Curator of Collections Immersive exploration of the transformative restoration of James and Dolley…

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