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  • Apr 26

    The First Settlers Landing

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    Cape Henry Lighthouse

    583 Atlantic Ave.

    Fort Story, VA 23459

    Celebrated each year since 1920, the First Landing observance is the oldest continuous historical event in Virginia Beach. 96th Annual Pilgrimage of The Order of Cape Henry 1607 in Commemoration of The 408th Anniversary of The Settler’s First Landing at Cape Henry Kids of all…

  • May 9

    Mother’s Day Tea with The Regency Society

    When: 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Location:

    Bacon’s Castle

    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry, VA 23883

    You are cordially invited to the Mother’s Day Tea at Bacon's Castle with the ladies of The Regency Society of Virginia. Reservations are now being accepted to attend this limited admission special event.

    $25 per person for Preservation Virginia Memebers

    $30 per person for General…

  • May 10

    Augstin Jean Fresnel’s Birthday: The Power of Light!

    When: 11:00am to 2:00pm

    Location:

    Cape Henry Lighthouse

    583 Atlantic Ave.

    Fort Story, VA 23459

    Augstin Jean Fresnel developed the powerful lenses that allow lighthouse lights to be seen miles away. We will celebrate with family friendly programs that explore the science behind the lenses and prisms that make the lights shine across the bay!

  • May 10

    Mother’s Day at Scotchtown

    Location:

    Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

    16120 Chiswell Lane

    Beaverdam, Virginia, 23015

    Celebrating parent receives free admission, when accompanied by her family.

    And as a special treat, free ice cream cones to all.

  • May 28

    Summer Open House Salon

    When: 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Location:

    The John Marshall House

    818 East Marshall Street 

    Richmond, VA 23219

    A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.

    This FREE salon will include wine,…

  • May 30

    Historic Preservation Symposium

    When: 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Location:

    Bacon’s Castle

    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry, VA 23883

    In celebration of historic preservation month, it is only fitting to hold this symposium to honor our 350-year-old success story, Bacon’s Castle. 

    Carl Lounsbury, keynote speaker, presenting on The Chesapeake House and regional architecture
    Mike Adams, Preservation Virginia’s Head of Restoration, discussing…

  • Jun 6

    Colonial Hands-On History Festival

    When: 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:

    Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown

    16120 Chiswell Lane

    Beaverdam, VA 23015

    Join us for family-friendly events including hearth cooking, sheep shearing, wool spinning, candle dipping and more. See the historic kitchen in action with open hearth cooking demonstrations. Join in on the fun colonial crafts and activities. 

    This special event is included in admission.

  • Jun 6

    Spirited History

    When: 7:00pm to 10:30pm

    Location:

    Bacon’s Castle

    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry, VA 23883

    Come along with Spirited History as you explore and uncover the many haunting tales that surround Bacon’s Castle during its 350th anniversary.

    During the event, participants will be investigating right along with seasoned Spirited History investigators utilizing information documenting Bacon’s Rebellion, several…

  • Jun 20

    Virginia Indian Symposium

    When: 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Location:

    Bacon’s Castle

    465 Bacon's Castle Trail

    Surry, VA 23883

    This symposium explores the history of the Virginia Indians’ relationship to Bacon’s Rebellion. Notable speakers from the Virginia Indian community will present, including Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown of the Cheroenhaka Nottoway Tribe and Marvin Jones from the Chowan Discovery Group.

    Space is limited, tickets…

  • Jun 21

    Father’s Day at Scotchtown

    Location:

    Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

    16120 Chiswell Lane

    Beaverdam, Virginia 23015

    Celebrating parent receives free admission when accompanied by his family.

    Free ice cream cones for all!