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March 2020

Time Travelers Weekend

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - March 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Free

On the recommendations of City of Richmond to suspend large events within the city to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Wilton House Museum has joined with our collaboration organizations to cancel the Time Travelers Weekend this Saturday, March 14th, and Sunday, March 15th. While we regret the cancellation of this biannual event so close to the planned dates and to disappoint residents who were planning on participating, our primarily concern continues to be the health, safety and well-being of our…

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Interpreting the Evidence: Recreating George and Martha Washington’s Front Parlor

March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

In an abundance of caution and following the City of Richmond recommendations, Wilton House Museum will be postponing our Thursday, March 19th lecture featuring Adam Erby.  This event has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 18th, at 6:00 p.m.  We regret any inconvenience, but our priority remains the health and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers.  Please indicate if you would like to retain your ticket for our June 18th date, or if you would like to have it applied…

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October 2020

Baroque Furniture of the Lower James River Region 1690 – 1750

October 22, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Wilton House Museum Presents: Back To Our Kitchens

November 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual Presentation

Join us for Wilton's first virtual edition of our Plays in the Passage Series. In November we will host Lee Ann Rose of Shades of Our Past. Shades of Our Past provides historical education and entertainment ranging from America's founding to World War 2. In each war, women are asked to take the men's place as they go off to War. Four women - one who wrote a newspaper during the Revolution; a nurse from the Civil War, a telephone…

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December 2020

Life at Sea in the Age of the Randolphs of Wilton

December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation

Join Wilton House Museum for our annual lecture series. December will feature Tyler Rudd Putman, Gallery Interpretation Manager at the Museum of the American Revolution. Many members of the Randolph family of Virginia were as familiar with life at sea as life on land, like most Americans in the 18th and early 19th centuries. In this talk, using period images, original artifacts, and his own sailing experience, Tyler Rudd Putman will take us belowdecks on sailing ships to consider what…

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January 2021

Digging up the Past at Charleston’s Chancognie House

January 21 @ 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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February 2021

Wilton Uncovered: An Exhibition 20 Years in the Making

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Presentation

Join us for our annual lecture series. February's virtual lecture will feature Wilton House Museum Education Director Katie Watkins. In 1998, William & Mary archaeologists uncovered the material record of the lives of nearly a century of enslaved families. This excavation recovered not only the most important available tool for understanding daily life at Wilton, but the largest collection of objects associated with Wilton’s original location in existence. In 2021, “Wilton Uncovered: Archaeology Illuminates an Enslaved Community,” displays this collection…

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March 2021

Martha Jefferson and the Virginia Campaigns

March 18 @ 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 @ 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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