Historic Sites: Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

May
29

Event

Gunpowder Plot of 1775 and the Hanover Militia Muster

May 29, 2021

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Ln
Beaverdam, VA 23015

Family friendly outdoor living history event. Explore 18th century historic food-ways, fashion, music, encampment, drills, and the firings of muskets. In April of 1775 Royal Governor Lord Dunmore stole a portion of the gunpowder supply of the colony of Virginia from the magazine at Williamsburg. On May 2, Patrick Henry led 60 mounted volunteers, known …

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Apr
3

Event

Family Fiber Days at Scotchtown, Day 1

Apr 3, 2021

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Bring your family and join us as we celebrate spring and the shearing of the sheep at Scotchtown! Sheep shearer Dave from Delly’s Delights Farms and our very own Sheep Lady Debbie will be here from 11am to 3pm to answer all your questions about our sheep, the process of shearing and the important role …

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Apr
10

Event

Family Fiber Days at Scotchtown, Day 2

Apr 10, 2021

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Members from the Clotho’s Handspinners guild, an educational non-profit organization located in Richmond, Virginia, whose mission is to educate and support those who spin fiber into yarn, will be on site demonstrating the craft of treadle and drop spinning, one of the earliest forms of spinning. Learn from these experts as they discuss the many steps needed to …

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Apr
17

Event

Family Fiber Days at Scotchtown, Day 3

Apr 17, 2021

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Have you ever wondered what colors were popular in the 18th century Americas or how they achieved the beautiful reds, blues and yellows we often see in period paintings and portraits? Join Clotho’s Handspinners expert dyer and guild members, as they demonstrate natural dyeing techniques used in the 18th century. Clotho’s, an educational non-profit organization …

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Apr
24

Event

Family Fiber Days at Scotchtown, Day 4

Apr 24, 2021

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Members from Clotho’s Handspinners guild, an educational non-profit organization located in Richmond, Virginia whose mission is to educate and support those who spin fiber into yarn will be on site demonstrating spinning and knitting.  Bring your own current project or buy one of our gift shop beginners knitting or crochet kits and learn a new skill! We will …

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Apr
14

Event

Archaeological Discoveries at Scotchtown-Webinar

Apr 14, 2021

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Elizabeth A. Fisher, the Shelton H. Short III Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of Classics and Archaeology at Randolph-Macon College, Lea Lane, Preservation Virginia’s Curator of Collections, and Dawn Burnett, Site Coordinator at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown for a lively discussion of the past and current archaeological investigations at Scotchtown. Dr. Elizabeth  …

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Mar
26

Event

Scotchtown Exterior Guided Walking Tours

Mar 26, 2021

10:00 am — 11:00 am

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Mar 27, 2021

10:00 am — 11:00 am

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Mar 28, 2021

10:00 am — 11:00 am

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane
Beaverdam, VA 23015

We are thrilled to offer guided walking tours of Scotchtown in March of 2021! Join our Scotchtown guides for a walking tour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. General Walking Tours are offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Our general walking tour takes approximately 45 minutes and is completely outside. During the tour, you will …

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Mar
19

Event

Scotchtown Exterior Guided Walking Tours

Mar 19, 2021

10:00 am — 11:00 am

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Mar 20, 2021

10:00 am — 11:00 am

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Mar 21, 2021

10:00 am — 11:00 am

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane
Beaverdam, VA 23015

We are thrilled to offer guided walking tours of Scotchtown in March of 2021! Join our Scotchtown guides for a walking tour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. General Walking Tours are offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Our general walking tour takes approximately 45 minutes and is completely outside. During the tour, you will …

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Mar
12

Event

Scotchtown Exterior Guided Walking Tours

Mar 12, 2021

10:00 am — 11:00 am

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Mar 13, 2021

10:00 am — 11:00 am

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Mar 14, 2021

10:00 am — 11:00 am

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane
Beaverdam, VA 23015

We are thrilled to offer guided walking tours of Scotchtown in March of 2021! Join our Scotchtown guides for a walking tour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. General Walking Tours are offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Our general walking tour takes approximately 45 minutes and is completely outside. During the tour, you will …

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