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September 2017

Gatsby Afternoon Picnic

September 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grab your boater, your garden party finest and your picnic basket and join the Art Deco Society of Virginia as we journey back in time to the 1920s, where afternoons on the lawn consisted of friends, food and frivolity!The 6th Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic will take place on the lush lawns of the Wilton House Museum. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon dining with friends, both new and old, while overlooking the beautiful James River. The 6th Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic Saturday,…

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Curious & Curiouser

September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for coffee and conversation as we explore the latest discoveries regarding Mark Catesby. Scheduled speakers: Dr. Charles Nelson - "Curious & Curiouser: Recent Discoveries" David Elliot, Executive Director, Catesby Commemorative Trust - "Education Through Creative Learning" Dr. Sarah Meacham, Virginia Commonwealth University - "Virginia was the place: Mark Catesby's American Start" Registration cost includes lunch and tours of Wilton House Museum, as well as a preview of Johannes Kip prints. Powered by Eventbrite This event is made possible…

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October 2017

Textiles for the American Home, 1720-1820

October 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum

During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, most textiles were imported from England and actually made up a large part of the trade network between England and the colonies. Join us for an evening with Kimberly Smith Ivey, Senior Curator of Textiles with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Members Click Here to Register for Events Powered by Eventbrite Kimberly Smith Ivey began her museum career as a Historical Interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg in 1976. In 1980, after graduating from the College…

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November 2017

Collecting American Antiques

November 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wilton House Museum, in partnership with The Antiquarian Society and The Decorative Arts Trust, is pleased to present an evening with Brock Jobe.   Powered by Eventbrite Last January, a miniature chest sold in New York for more than $650,000 and a rare Rhode Island bureau brought almost $1 million. Such events create headlines. Yet the vast majority of antique furniture has dropped in value over the past decade. What happened? And why did it happen? Join Brock Jobe, professor emeritus at…

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January 2018

Jefferson and the Creation of an American Architecture

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum

Lecture by Richard Guy Wilson. Dr.Wilson holds the Commonwealth Professor's Chair in Architectural History at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. His specialty is the architecture, design and art of the 18th to the 20th century both in America and abroad. Members Click Here to Register for Events Powered by Eventbrite

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