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August 2019

Wilton Makers: Michael D. Bartolotta

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$15

Wilton House Museum debuts Wilton Makers in the Summer of 2019, a new line of programming that connects audiences with traditional trades and crafts from the 18th and 19th centuries. Join us for a coffee and a morning chat with a local artisan while they demonstrate and explain their trade, and how it’s kept alive today. August’s Wilton Makers features Michael D. Bartolotta. Michael is an award winning designer and photographer who focuses on creating unique wet plate collodion tintypes…

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September 2019

Thomas Jefferson: Architectural Politician

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

Join us for our annual lecture series. September will feature Dr. Craig Reynolds, Curator, Virginia State Capitol. There's little doubt that Thomas Jefferson devoted his life to building the nation and propagating a lasting American identity. Through patronage of the arts and architecture, Jefferson hoped to establish new American models and cultivate artistic taste among his fellow citizens. Yet, little attention has been given to Jefferson's use of diplomatic privilege, political authority, and even his bully pulpit in instituting dramatic…

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Cheers for Charity! At Strangeways Brewing

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Strangeways Brewing, 2277 Dabney Road
Richmond, VA United States
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Free

Come say hello to Wilton House Museum at Strangeways Brewing on September 18th! From 6 pm to 8 pm, Strangeways will donate 10% of sales to Wilton. Strangeways is located at 2277 Dabney Road, Richmond, VA 23230. Come enjoy a brew for a good cause!

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October 2019

A Wilton House Museum Symposium: The Colonial Revival Revisited

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$85

Join Wilton House Museum on Saturday, October 2019 for a day long symposium. Scholars from across the country will gather to explore expressions of the Colonial Revival in the early twentieth-century South, in city planning, architecture, interiors, and furniture. Featuring keynote speaker Tom Savage , Director of External Affairs, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Check-in begins at 9 am. Early bird tickets on sale from July 1 - July 31. Full price tickets on sale from August 1 - October…

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November 2019

Palladian Rigor and Cavalier Materials; The Building of Carter’s Grove

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join us for our annual lecture series. November will feature Ralph Harvard, in Partnership with the Antiquarian Society. Palladian Rigor and Cavalier Materials; The Building of Carter's Grove. A history of one of the most architecturally significant residences of the colonial period. This lecture is FREE in partnership with the Antiquarian Society. Registration required.

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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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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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