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October 2020

Baroque Furniture of the Lower James River Region 1690 – 1750

October 22 @ 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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November 2020

When Wollaston Came to Wilton: Painting Portraits in Colonial Virginia

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation

Join Wilton House Museum for our annual lecture series. This virtual event will feature Janine Boldt, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the American Philosophical Society. In 1755, traveling artist John Wollaston arrived in Virginia where he painted some of the most prominent families in the colony. One of the plantation homes he visited was the newly constructed Wilton, where he painted a group of portraits for William Randolph III. Using the Randolph family collection as a case…

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January 2021

Digging up the Past at Charleston’s Chancognie House

January 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation

Join us for our annual lecture series. This virtual presentation will feature Juliana Falk, "The Accidental Preservationist" of the Simon Jude Chancognie House. A move south to escape winter weather became an unexpected journey in preservation ranging from paint research with Dr. Susan L. Buck to digging a giant hole in the back yard (fortunately, professional archaeologists were involved). This event will be held on Zoom. Suggested registration donation of $10.

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March 2021

Martha Jefferson and the Virginia Campaigns

March 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation

Join us for our annual lecture series. This virtual presentation will feature Diane Ehrenpreis, Curator of Decorative Arts, Monticello. Diane will introduce new information regarding the Ladies of the Revolution, women in PA, MD, NJ, and in this case, Virginia, who undertook a public campaign to raise funds and distribute aid to the Virginia soldiers in 1780. Martha Jefferson organized this effort, and her participation has been misunderstood as ineffectual. New documents show that women in approximately half a dozen…

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April 2021

The Post-Revolution Evolution of Dining in America and Great Britain

April 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation

Join us for our annual lecture series. This virtual presentation will feature Janine Skerry, Senior Curator of Metals, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Although fundamental to daily life, the consumption of food is nonetheless in a near-constant state of flux, especially when taken in company with others. Every aspect of dining—from what and where we eat, to how food is served, and even how it is conveyed to our mouths—has changed dramatically over time. Colonial Williamsburg’s senior curator of metals Janine…

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May 2021

Of the Highest Finish: Silver in the White House Collection

May 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

 May 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 the Louise B. Cochrane Foundation.  

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