Historic Sites: John Marshall House

May
7

Event

Treasures of Preservation Virginia

"Treasures of Preservation Virginia"

May 7, 2020

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Direct to your computer, tablet or smart phone!

Our next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 2 p.m.! Treasures of Preservation Virginia Join curator of collections Lea Lane as she discusses some of the most intriguing objects in Preservation Virginia’s collections. These objects range from a poetic love letter etched into a window pane at Bacon’s Castle to a silk judicial …

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May
1

The Mint Julep: John Marshall Affirmed

Although the Kentucky Derby is postponed, don’t wait to enjoy one of Chief Justice John Marshall’s favorite drinks, the mint julep. Preservation Virginia’s curator of collections (and native Kentuckian) Lea Lane explores how this icy refresher made its way to Richmond and beyond, then shows how you can make one at home using a locally …

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Apr
16

Event

An Introduction to John Marshall at Home

Apr 16, 2020

2:00 pm — 2:30 pm

7:00 pm — 7:30 pm

Join Preservation Virginia’s Director of Museum Operations for an in-depth exploration of the places and people familiar to John Marshall. This webinar will explore late 18th and early 19th century Richmond as it grew into its new role as the Capital of the Commonwealth. Including anecdotes and images of the many places and colorful residents …

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Apr
11

The Incredible Needlework of Mary “Polly” Ambler Marshall

Our curator of collections, Lea Lane, continues to highlight incredible pieces in Preservation Virginia’s collection. Mary “Polly” Ambler Marshall, wife of Chief Justice John Marshall, was apparently quite the needlework artist. Check out the video below to see a sampler Mary created in the mid-1770s. Preservation Virginia owns and operates the John Marshall House in …

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Mar
23

Curator’s Corner: On a Soap Box

On a Soap Box Lea C. Lane, Curator of Collections The Preservation Virginia mission statement singles out “historic places of memory.” A historic place of memory might be architectural, but it can also be something that fits in the palm of our hand. Sometimes the most vital connections to our past are packaged in things …

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Mar
23

Event

CANCELED: Time Travelers Weekend: Free Admission

Mar 23, 2019

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Mar 24, 2019

12:00 pm — 5:00 pm

TIME TRAVELER’S ANNOUNCEMENT: “Out of an abundance of caution and a desire to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have decided as collaborating organizations to cancel the Time Travelers Free Admission Weekend this Saturday and Sunday. While we’re sorry to call off this biannual event so close to the planned dates and …

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Feb
29

Event

John Marshall, the Supreme Court and the Trail of Tears

Feb 29, 2020

10:00 am — 3:00 pm

Virginia Museum of History and Culture
428 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd
Richmond, VA 23220

Preservation Virginia is partnering with the University of Oklahoma Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture to host John Marshall, the Supreme Court and the Trail of Tears February 29, 2020. The symposium will feature five speakers discussing the impacts and legacy of the Marshall Trilogy cases. …

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Sep
25

Event

With Esteem and Regard: A Salon Exploring the Relationship between John Marshall and George Washington

Sep 25, 2019

5:30 pm — 7:30 pm

818 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219

In his autobiography, John Marshall shares that the most formative experiences of his life came not in court but in battle. That was where he served under George Washington, “the greatest Man on earth,” whose example would inspire and guide him for the rest of his life. Washington returned Marshall’s esteem, asking him to be …

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Dec
8

Event

Court End Christmas

Court End Christmas

Dec 8, 2019

12:00 pm — 5:00 pm

818 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219

Enjoy FREE admission to Preservation Virginia’s historic John Marshall House during Richmond’s longest-running Christmas Open House tradition. Our cellar shop will be open for holiday shopping to find that perfect gift!  The house will be decked out in holiday cheer, and warm seasonal beverages and cookies will be available to guests. Recipe cards with period …

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Sep
21

Event

John Marshall Birthday Celebration

Sep 21, 2019

12:00 pm — 5:00 pm

818 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219

His actual birthday is September 24, but we’ll be celebrating John Marshall on Saturday, September 21! Starting at noon, join us for a slice of birthday cake and a special Marshall-inspired beer created by Ardent Craft Ales, the Old Molasses Ale (Available for purchase by the glass, all proceeds going to preserve John Marshall’s Robe). …

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