Historic Sites: Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

Oct
17

Event

Spirits of Scotchtown Lantern Tour

Oct 17, 2020

6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Ln
Beaverdam, VA 23015

Does the ghost of John Chiswell, infamous son of the original builder of Scotchtown, still roam these grounds?  Help us find out as we search outdoors by lantern light for people who may just know.  Ghost hunters of Transcend Paranormal will end your evening sharing stories of some of their findings on their many explorations …

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Aug
22

Event

Scotchtown CPRI Reveal

Aug 22, 2020

7:00 pm — 7:45 pm

8:00 pm — 8:45 pm

9:00 pm — 9:45 pm

Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane
Beaverdam, VA 23015

On Saturday, August 22nd The Center for Paranormal Research and Investigation (CPRI) will present The Scotchtown Reveal for you to judge for yourselves if Scotchtown is haunted.  CPRI- a TAPS research group – has been gathering data and are ready to share their findings. Timed tickets available for August 22nd at: 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. …

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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
8

Here’s the ‘Dirt’ at Scotchtown

Mary, Mary, quite contrary How does your garden grow? As noted in this 16th century children’s rhyme, the question of how best to grow healthy and productive gardens was an ever present challenge our forefathers and ancestors faced. Whether by accident or studied practice, many cultures and societies through trial and error learned about the …

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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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May
10

Event

CANCELED-Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown: Mother’s Day Tea and Tour

May 10, 2020

2:00 pm — 4:00 pm

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

Come out to join us for the Mother’s Day Tea and Tour! Families can celebrate their mothers with a tea service, 18th century deportment lessons, a craft project and a tour focused entirely on the “mothers” in Patrick Henry’s life: his mother, his sisters and his daughter.   Registration is $15   …

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Aug
8

Event

Joint Paranormal Investigation with Hanover Tavern & Transcend Paranormal

Aug 8, 2020

What lurks in the shadows of Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown and Hanover Tavern after dark? It’s time for you to find out for yourself. Join Transcend Paranormal Investigators as they delve into the paranormal at two beautiful historic locations. They are pairing up with Preservation Virginia, Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, and the Hanover Tavern to investigate Scotchtown …

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Mar
6

Event

Women in Patrick Henry’s Life Speciality Tour

Mar 6, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020

11:00 am

16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015

“Women in Patrick Henry’s Life” specialty tour will highlight the strong contributions of women in the life of Patrick Henry. This tour will include his mother, a strong woman who heavily influenced his views on liberty and strongly encouraged the development of his natural talents. Other women presented include his two wives, oldest daughter, sisters …

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