Historic Sites: John Marshall House

Aug
24

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The Legal Legacies of John Marshall Virtual Program

Aug 24, 2021

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Join us in this 60-minute virtual program in an exploration of Chief Justice John Marshall’s most impactful decisions on the U.S. Supreme Court, including decisions such as the landmark case, Marbury v. Madison (1803), and others including Gibbons v. Ogden (1824), and lesser known freedom lawsuits like Hezekiah Wood v. John Davis and Others (1812). …

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Aug
11

Event

To Be Purchased and Possessed: Slavery in the John Marshall House Virtual Tour

Aug 11, 2021

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Join us on this 60-minute virtual tour as we explore the presence, lives, and labors of the 8-16 people John Marshall enslaved in his Richmond home between 1790 and 1835. By reinterpreting our historic collections objects on display in the John Marshall House, we hope to return agency to the people Marshall enslaved, such as …

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Jul
13

Event

John Marshall and the Trilogy Cases Virtual Tour

Jul 13, 2021

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Join us in this 60-minute virtual tour as we explore Chief Justice John Marshall’s “Trilogy Cases” relating to Native American sovereignty in the United States and the impact of his decision in these three cases. Registration is free, but advanced sign-up is required. …

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Jul
9

Event

Haunted History Tours at the John Marshall House

Jul 9, 2021

7:30 pm — 8:00 pm

8:00 pm — 8:30 pm

8:30 pm — 9:00 pm

9:00 pm — 9:30 pm

John Marshall House

Join the historic John Marshall House on Friday, July 9th from 7:30pm-9:30pm for a haunted history tour. During your thirty minute guided tour of the 1790 home of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, your docent will immerse you in 18th Century haunted Richmond history and a paranormal investigator will share spooky occurrences witnessed inside …

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Jun
17

Voices Remembered: Agnes Spurlock

This Juneteenth, 156 years ago, news of the abolition of slavery finally reached the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas. Despite President Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, news and implementation of the new law struggled to reach the far corners of the divided nation. As such, millions of enslaved people remained …

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Jun
29

Event

To Be Purchased and Possessed: Slavery in the John Marshall House Virtual Tour

Jun 29, 2021

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

This online program explores the presence, lives and labors of the individuals John Marshall enslaved in his Richmond home between 1790 and 1835. By reinterpreting the historic collections objects on display in the John Marshall House, we hope to help return agency to the individuals Marshall enslaved, such as Henry, Robin Spurlock, Agnes and many …

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Jun
11

Event

John Marshall at Home Virtual Tour

Jun 11, 2021

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Join us for a 60-minute interactive virtual visit to the John Marshall House, with one of our Museum Educators. Our signature tour explores the life of John Marshall in early 19th century Richmond as a husband, father, lawyer, enslaver, quoits and Madeira enthusiast, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. $10/connection; free for PV members …

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May
19

Event

Intended to Endure: History of the Supreme Court’s Robes

Reinstallation of restored John Marshall robe, Richmond, Va., April 15, 2021.

May 19, 2021

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

Was Marshall the first to wear a black robe? Join us as we explore new research by Matthew Hofstedt, associate curator of the Supreme Court of the United States and for an in-depth discussion of how the black robe gradually became an icon of the American judicial system. Speakers: Matthew Hofstedt, associate curator of the …

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May
23

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“Don’t Forget the Ladies”: The Women in John Marshall’s Life Virtual Tour

May 23, 2021

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

In 1824, Chief Justice John Marshall commented that the “national character…depends more on the female part of society than is generally imagined.” While hardly a feminist by modern standards, John Marshall held a great admiration for the many strong and intelligent women that surrounded him throughout his life. This virtual focus tour will explore the …

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