Historic Sites: John Marshall House

Oct
21

Event

John Marshall House Haunted History Tours

Oct 21, 2020

6:00 pm — 7:00 pm

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

8:00 pm — 9:00 pm

9:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Oct 22, 2020

6:00 pm — 7:00 pm

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

8:00 pm — 9:00 pm

9:00 pm — 10:00 pm

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

Join the historic John Marshall House on October 21st and 22nd for a closed-group 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 spooky occurrences witnessed by paranormal investigators, guests, and staff …

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Sep
30

Event

Intended to Endure: Marshall and the Court

Sep 30, 2020

12:00 pm — 1:30 pm

The John Marshall House and DACOR Bacon House invite you to join in a digital lunch time program, Intended to Endure: Marshall and the Court. Join us for an intriguing program combining virtual visits to two Federal period historic homes where Chief Justice of the United States John Marshall left a legacy. DACOR and Preservation …

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Sep
17

Event

Visions of Race in Early Republic Richmond

Sep 17, 2020

6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

The John Marshall House has brought together area scholars and public historians in a virtual panel discussion to explore how the city of Richmond evolved between 1800 and 1830, and likewise, how Richmond’s free Black and elite white populations developed their own visions for the roles and future of Black people in the city. Moderator: …

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Jun
2

A Statement on the Death of George Floyd and the Impact of History

The national and global responses and outrage to the terrible and tragic events of George Floyd’s killing illuminate the long and violent American history of racism and injustice that began in 1619 with the beginnings of American slavery in Virginia. The study of history and the interpretation of historic places must include new and revised …

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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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