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February 2020

Exploring the Montpelier South Yard: Archaeology, Slavery, and Public Engagement

February 6 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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.  This lecture is sponsored in part by theLouise B. Cochrane Foundation.…

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May 2020

Baroque Furniture of the Lower James River Region 1690 – 1750

May 21 @ 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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