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March 2017
$10

Looking at the Books: The Embellishment of Virginia’s Colonial Architecture

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Pattern Book

An illustrated exploration of the numerous architectural pattern books that influenced the design of Virginia's 18th-century architecture. Calder Loth is the retired Senior Architectural Historian of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. $10 admission. Free to Members. Purchase your tickets in advance through the Wilton website. For questions please contact Wilton House Museum at (804)282-5936 or wiltonprograms@comcast.net. Members Click Here to Register for Events Powered by Eventbrite

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Free

Time Travelers Weekend

March 11 @ 10:00 am - March 12 @ 5:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Time Traveler's Passport Weekend

The Richmond Region's most renowned historic sites offer visitors a “passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 11th and 12th. Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover the area's treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, John Wickham, Major James Dooley and other important Virginians. Participating organizations include Agecroft Hall, Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, National Park Service, Preservation Virginia, Maymont, Henrico County Parks…

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Free

Opening Reception

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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VIVID VIEW Exhibition

Exhibition opens with a free reception at Wilton House Museum on Friday, March 31, at 6:00PM. Paint cross-sections captured by paint conservator Dr. Susan Buck reveal both the beauty and the science of historic paint analysis. These paint cross-sections, pigments, and fibers are not only archaeological tools, but also colorful and captivating abstract images. This dual nature is strikingly illustrated with examples from paint analysis investigations conducted at Wilton and other historic Virginia sites. Explore how this process shapes interpretation,…

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April 2017
$10

Eighteenth-Century Men’s Waistcoats

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

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 University). $10 admission. Free to Members. Purchase your tickets in advance through the Wilton website. For questions please contact Wilton House Museum at (804)282-5936 or wiltonprograms@comcast.net.…

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$40

Madeira Tasting

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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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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August 2017
Free

Jammin’ on the James

August 12 @ 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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