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August 2018

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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October 2018

1619: Angela and the First Africans at Jamestown

October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Florence, this event has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 4th at  6pm.   Join us for our annual lecture series. September will feature Mark Summers, Public Historian, Historic Jamestowne.   Join Mark Summers, Public Historian at Jamestown Rediscovery for a lecture about the arrival of the first Africans to Virginia in 1619. That August, nearly three weeks after the first representative government at Jamestown was held Africans arrived in Virginia on board the White Lion and…

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A Wilton House Museum Symposium: Women in Historic Preservation

October 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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This symposium celebrates the significant roles women have played and continue to achieve in preserving historic sites. Numerous iconic historic buildings and neighborhoods owe their very existence to the determination of women to preserve them. This was achieved by building awareness, securing private philanthropy, and fighting to establish public policy. Women have lead the historic preservation movement from its earliest efforts until today. Speakers from across the country will come together for a symposium to explore and contextualize these achievements.…

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Plays in the Passage: Mary and Her Monsters

October 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$15

Join us for the first of our Plays in the Passage series. An intimate performance will take place in Wilton's historic passage celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein and the brilliance of Mary Shelley, daughter of famed feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary and her Monsters will be presented by Whitney Thornberry, who will be bringing Mary to life in a harrowing Halloween experience. Tickets on sale October 1st. - Before Boris Karloff… Before “it” was “alive”…. There was…

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November 2018

Friends with Benefits: Quaker Cabinetmakers of the Colonial Chesapeake

November 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Free

Join us for our annual lecture series. November will feature Robert Leath, Chief Curator & Vice President, Old Salem Museums & Gardens. Until recently, it has been assumed that most of the colonial Chesapeake’s cabinetmakers were British Episcopalians or Scottish Presbyterians, but a surprising number were Quakers.  The Society of Friends had deep roots in the Tidewater stretching back to the 17th century, but due to their undying opposition to slavery, the congregation largely disappeared from the Chesapeake landscape during the…

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December 2018

Nightingales of the South

December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10

Join us for our annual lecture series. December's lecture will feature Kelly Hancock, Interpretation and Programs Manager at the American Civil War Museum. As a plantation site on a navigable river just outside of Richmond, Wilton was unable to avoid involvement in the Civil War. While the plantation played host to hundreds of soldiers before their battles, Richmond's hospitals cared for them after the smoke of battle had settled. During the American Civil War, woman defied social convention and volunteered…

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January 2019

Neat and Plain: Dressing the 18th Century Virginian

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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. January will feature Neal T. Hurst, Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Fashion during the 18th century changed quickly.  From free whites, enslaved Africans, and Native Americans, clothing played a key role in their everyday lives.  Using extant garments, written documentation, and portraiture, this lecture will explore the prevailing taste in fashion amongst Virginians, how they bought clothing, and what garments they wore.    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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Richard and Judith Randolph Strike a Blow Against Slavery

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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. February will feature Dr. Melvin P. Ely, Professor of History and Black Studies at the College of William & Mary and author of "Israel on the Appomattox".  Planter Richard Randolph learned to oppose slavery from his stepfather, St. George Tucker, and from his mentor, George Wythe. Richard and his wife, Judith, allowed nearly 100 of their enslaved people to build a new life as free landowners. Israel Hill, the community that those liberated…

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March 2019

Thomas Jefferson: Planting the Arts in America

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 will feature Susan Stein, Richard Gilder Senior Curator, Special Projects, Monticello. Thomas Jefferson devoted himself to creating a lasting American nation. As an architect, designer, collector, and patron of the arts, he understood that the arts could help forge an American identity, especially through the recognition of its founders. The architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe credited him with the planting the arts in America. This talk explores how and why Jefferson was influential…

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