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June 2018

Jammin’ on the James

June 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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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 before the concert as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids. We are pleased to host "Reflections Big Band" to kick off our concert series in June. From Sinatra to Santana, Reflections Big Band plays the standards of the 40s, 50s, and…

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Wilton Discovery Days: Camp Wilton

June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$20

Do you have what it takes to defend Virginia in the Revolutionary War? Come shoulder a musket and learn the skills of a soldier! This day of fun explores Wilton and the Randolph family during the American Revolution. Design your regimental flag, learn how to march and make musket cartridges that you can take home with you. Camp Wilton is suggested for rising 4th-6th graders. Wilton Discoveries Days are $20 each, or register for all three for $50. If you…

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Wilton Artists: Watercolor Wonders

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

Experiment with watercolors and resist painting at Wilton! Come explore the 1750’s home for inspiration and then try your hand at making your own masterpiece. Watercolor Wonders is recommended for rising 2nd- 3rd graders with an adult guardian. Wilton Artists classes are $10 each, or register for all three for $25. If you would like to register for all three Wilton Artist Days, contact Katie Watkins, Education Director, at kwatkins@wiltonhousemuseum.org or by calling 804-282-5936, ext. 4.   Powered by Eventbrite

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July 2018

Wilton Discovery Day: Dig Into Wilton

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$20

What can we learn about the past from things in the ground? Come get messy and learn about archaeology! Learn how to dig for buried treasures, examine artifacts from Wilton and meet a real archaeologist. Dig Into Wilton is suggested for rising 4th-6th graders. Wilton Discoveries Days are $20 each, or register for all three for $50. If you would like to register for all three Wilton Discovery Days, contact Katie Watkins, Education Director, at kwatkins@wiltonhousemuseum.org or by calling 804-282-5936,…

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Wilton Artists: Ceramic Sensations

July 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

Get your hands dirty with and make your own clay pot at Wilton House Museum! See examples of ceramics from the 1700’s and make your own pinch-pot to take home. Ceramics Sensations is suggested for rising 2nd-3rd graders with an adult guardian. Wilton Artists classes are $10 each, or register for all three for $25. If you would like to register for all three Wilton Artist Days, contact Katie Watkins, Education Director, at kwatkins@wiltonhousemuseum.org or by calling 804-282-5936, ext. 4.…

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August 2018

Jammin’ on the James

August 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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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 before the concert as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids. Goldrush is an indie pop outfit from Richmond, VA. The group is made up on songwriter and guitarist Prabir Mehta joined by the classical and orchestral musician combo of Matt and…

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Wilton Discoveries Day: Building Wilton

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$20

How do you build a house in the 1700’s? One brick at a time! Learn how William Randolph III helped plan the city of Richmond and built Wilton, then try your hand at house-planning and brick making. Building Wilton is suggested for rising 4th-5th graders. Wilton Discoveries Days are $20 each, or register for all three for $50. If you would like to register for all three Wilton Discovery Days, contact Katie Watkins, Education Director, at kwatkins@wiltonhousemuseum.org or by calling…

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Wilton Artists: Bookbinding Bash

August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$20

Bookbinding was an important skill in colonial Virginia. Make and decorate your own bound book that you can take home with you. Bookbinding Bash is recommended for rising 2nd – 3rd graders with an adult guardian. Wilton Artists classes are $10 each, or register for all three for $25. If you would like to register for all three Wilton Artist Days, contact Katie Watkins, Education Director, at kwatkins@wiltonhousemuseum.org or by calling 804-282-5936, ext. 4.   Powered by Eventbrite

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February 2019

Aggy of Turkey Island: The Mother Enslaved

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$20

  Join us February 8th, 6 pm, for the second installment of our Plays in the Passage series.  Mary Hardy Carter will bring Aggy of Turkey Island to life in an intimate gathering at Wilton House Museum.  When Ryland Randolph died in 1784, his will left very specific instructions for his family: free and provide for Aggy and their two children, 3-year-old Sylvia Anderson and 1-year-old Alexander Philip. In a uniquely American story, the legal battle that would follow crossed…

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June 2019

Wilton Makers: Black Creek Workshop

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$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. June’s Wilton Makers features Black Creek Workshop. Black Creek Workshop is a collaboration of husband and wife team, Ben and Maeve Bristow. Our firm…

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