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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
$45.00

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, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10.00

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, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10.00

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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February 2018

Dressing Tables, Portraits, and Peg Legs: the Power of Objects

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10.00

Historian Jennifer Van Horn lecture explores why over the course of the eighteenth century, Anglo-Americans purchased an unprecedented number and array of goods. The Power of Objects investigates these diverse artifacts—from portraits and city views to gravestones, dressing furniture, and prosthetic devices—to explore how elite American consumers assembled objects to form a new civil society on the margins of the British Empire. More Details Soon. Powered by Eventbrite

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March 2018

Welcome Home George Washington with Dean Norton

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10.00

“See to it that you keep it the Home of Washington.” Was the charge of Ann Pamela Cunningham the founder of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association upon her retirement in 1874. For over 150 years, people have studied, researched and dug the earth for clues helping make the home of George Washington one of the most accurately restored 18th century estates in America. The beauty, use and importance of Mount Vernon’s gardens and landscape will be discussed as well as…

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April 2018

Preservation and Photography: Frances Benjamin Johnston

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10.00

Chris Oliver, VMFA's Assistant Curator of American Art, explores the important photography of Frances Benjamin Johnston's survey of Virginia architecture in the early 20th-century.  Preserved in the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are over 150 photographs of early Virginia architecture by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Between 1927 and 1936 Johnston toured the Old Dominion photographing colonial and early Federal era plantations, shops, gardens, and cabins, all in varying states of preservation. Johnston’s work, which preceded similar efforts including…

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June 2018

Jammin’ on the James

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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FREE

Join us this summer for free concerts on the grounds of Wilton.  Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our scenic terrace overlooking the James River.  Enjoy complimentary evening tours of Wilton before the concert as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids. We are pleased to host "Reflections Big Band" to kick off our concert series in June. From Sinatra to Santana, Reflections Big Band plays the standards of the 40s, 50s, and…

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Wilton Discovery Days: Camp Wilton

June 16 @ 10:00 am
Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$20

Do you have what it takes to defend Virginia in the Revolutionary War? Come shoulder a musket and learn the skills of a soldier! This day of fun explores Wilton and the Randolph family during the American Revolution. Design your regimental flag, learn how to march and make musket cartridges that you can take home with you. Camp Wilton is suggested for rising 4th-6th graders. Wilton Discoveries Days are $20 each, or register for all three for $50. If you…

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