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Colonial Williamsburg’s 67th Antique’s Forum: Hanover and Henrico Tour

When: February 20, 2015 from 8:00am to 6:00pm

Join Ronald L. Hurst, Colonial Williamsburg, vice president for collections, conservation, and museums, and Carlisle H. Humelsine Chief Curator, andSara Lee Barnes, Library Associates, University of Virginia Library, for a one-day trip to Hanover and Henrico Countries.

Our tour of Virginia's Hanover-Henrico region will address more than two centuries of material culture.  The itinerary includes a charming early-19th-century farmhouse that was expanded a number of times over the generations.  The farmstead retains a number of early outbuildings, including a schoolhouse and barn.  The current owners are discerning collectors of early southern furniture.  Also on tour will be a remarkable home and associated collection that have remained with the original family for generations.  Set within a landscaped park, the elegant 1839 Greek Revival structure retains earlier 18th-century elements as well as later components in the Gothic Revival and Italianate styles.

We will enjoy a private curatorial tour of Patrick Henry's Scotchtown.  Built about 1720 by Colonel Charles Chiswell, this unusual house is owned by Preservation Virginia.  Collections include fine furniture from Virginia and other southern districts.  Lunch will be at historic Hanover Tavern, a rare colonial-era hostelry.  Adjacent to the ca. 1735 Hanover Courthouse, this recently restored building remains a community tavern, with local history exhibitions, theatre productions, and cultural and educational activities.

The tour and waitlist are full.  

Event Information


Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

16120 Chiswell Lane

Beaverdam, VA 23015


Conferences, Forums and Workshops

Post Office Box 1776

Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776