Events Archive

Nov
12

John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court by Richard Brookhiser

Nov 12, 2018

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Virginia Museum of History & Culture
428 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

In 1801, a genial and brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. He would hold the post for thirty-four years (still a record), expounding the Constitution he loved. Before he joined the Court, it was the weakling of the federal government, lacking in dignity and clout. After …

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Sep
22

Smithsonian Museum Day

Sep 22, 2018

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Click here to find participating museums and download a ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, …

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Sep
22

Old Molasses Ale: History, science, and beer!

Sep 22, 2018

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

John Marshall House
818 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Ardent Craft Ales and the John Marshall House are teaming up for a weekend of history, science, and beer! First, join us in the Ardent taproom at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 21, when they will introduce their latest pilot brew in honor of John Marshall’s birthday (September 24): Old Molasses Ale. This beer was …

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Sep
22

Time Travelers Weekend at the John Marshall House

Sep 22, 2018

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sep 23, 2018

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The John Marshall House
818 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover Richmond’s treasures spanning 400 years of fascinating history, including historic homes, museums and other one-of-a-kind attractions. 20 of the Richmond region’s historic sites, including the John Marshall House, will offer visitors a “passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend, September 22-23. Each site will offer complimentary …

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Dec
9

Court End Christmas

Court End Christmas

Dec 9, 2018

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

John Marshall House
818 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Nine historic sites in downtown Richmond, Virginia, including the John Marshall House, will open their doors for a day of free admission and holiday festivities. A complimentary shuttle will circulate among all sites throughout the event. The event is rain or shine. …

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Dec
8

Colonial Christmas

colonial christmas

Dec 8, 2018

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Ln
Beaverdam, VA 23015

Join us for festive tours, colonial dancing and delicious treats including Martha Washington cake, gingerbread cookies and hot cider. Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown is decorated for the holidays courtesy of the Ashland Garden Club. …

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Dec
8

Castle Christmas

Castle Christmas

Dec 8, 2018

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bacon's Castle
465 Bacons Castle Trail
Surry, VA 23883

Celebrate Castle Christmas at the oldest brick dwelling in North America. Enjoy 17th century seasonal decorations and traditions and share warm spiced cider and cookies. …

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Nov
3

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Day

Nov 3, 2018

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bacon's Castle
465 Bacons Castle Trail
Surry, VA 23883

Commemorate Guy Fawkes’ failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 with period reenactors and a bonfire at dusk. Traditional Guy Fawkes food, including baked potatoes and a toppings bar, Bacon’s Castle’s signature wine and local beer will be for sale. There will also be lawn games, a Capital Cricket Club match, kids crafts provided by the Surry …

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Nov
8

Homeschoolers Hands-on History Camp

Nov 8, 2018

8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Nov 9, 2018

8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane
Beaverdam, VA 23015

The Homeschoolers Hands-on History Camp at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown will immerse your child in exciting activities and lessons on one of the most influential figures of the American Revolution. Campers will learn about life in 18th century Virginia and leave with new skills in public speaking, hearth cooking, woodworking and textiles. The camp is open to children ages …

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Oct
13

Historic Haunt Night at Bacon’s Castle

Oct 13, 2018

7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Oct 27, 2018

7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Bacon's Castle
465 Bacons Castle Trail
Surry, VA 23883

Do you watch ghost investigation television shows or collect ghost story books? Have you ever been to a haunted house? If you’re a fan of paranormal activity, Historic Haunt Night is the event for you! This is an opportunity to explore your curiosity into the unknown with the Center for Paranormal Research and Investigation. Many …

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