Historic Sites: Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

May
12

Event

Mother’s Day Tea at Scotchtown

May 12, 2019

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane,
Beaverdam, Virginia 23015

Enjoy an afternoon of food and fun on Mother’s Day while helping a Girl Scout earn her Gold Star award! On May 12 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. experience a special tour of Scotchtown focused on Patrick Henry’s mother, Sarah Winston Syme Henry, followed by crafts, games, and food. Brownies can earn a “Making …

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May
3

Event

Explore Scotchtown from Attic to Cellar

patrick henry scotchtown bill of rights

May 3, 2019

11:00 am – 11:45 am

May 4, 2019

11:00 am – 11:45 am

May 10, 2019

11:00 am – 11:45 am

May 11, 2019

11:00 am – 11:45 am

May 17, 2019

11:00 am – 11:45 am

May 18, 2019

11:00 am – 11:45 am

May 24, 2019

11:00 am – 11:45 am

May 25, 2019

11:00 am – 11:45 am

May 31, 2019

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane,
Beaverdam, Virginia 23015

Have you ever wanted to wander through Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown appreciating the architecture of this 300-year-old house? Have you longed to see parts of the house not usually open to the public? To celebrate Historic Preservation Month in May, you can explore Scotchtown from the attic to the cellar with one of our historic interpreters …

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Apr
5

Event

Digging Scotchtown

Apr 5, 2019

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Apr 6, 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Apr 12, 2019

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Apr 13, 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Apr 19, 2019

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Apr 20, 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Apr 26, 2019

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Apr 27, 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane,
Beaverdam, Virginia 23015

Come out and visit Randolph-Macon College archaeology students who are conducting their spring “dig” at Scotchtown! The students will be on-site starting April 12 on Fridays from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $5 grounds fee Learn about their 2018 archaeological dig! …

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Jun
8

Event

Preservation Workshop

Jun 8, 2019

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

Get your hands dirty for a good cause! Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown is receiving a new clay floor and we need your help. Join us for a hands on workshop June 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. where you will roll up your sleeves (and pant legs) to stomp, mold, work and form the clay …

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Jun
16

Event

Father’s Day Sundae Sunday

Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

Jun 16, 2019

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Come out to Scotchtown and take a tour of the home of Patrick Henry, father of 17 children, more than 70 grandchildren and almost 700 great-grandchildren! Enjoy an ice cream sundae following your tour. …

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Jun
8

Event

Textile Day/International Knit in Public Day

Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

Jun 8, 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Meet our four sheep and talk with Debbie, our “Sheep Lady,” who takes care of them. Discuss natural dyes with the Master Gardeners who are rejuvenating Scotchtown’s formal and kitchen gardens. Watch as expert spinners and weavers take you through the steps needed to create cloth in the 18th century. Try your own hand at …

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Mar
30

Event

Joint Paranormal Investigation with Transcend Paranormal and Hanover Tavern

Mar 30, 2019

7:00 pm – 2:00 am

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

Hanover Tavern
13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069

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, RVA Paranormal, and Dennis Estlock as they delve into the paranormal once more at two beautiful historic locations. They are once again pairing up with Preservation Virginia, Patrick Henry’s …

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Nov
2

Event

Scotchtown Historical Craft Workshops

Nov 2, 2019

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Spend some time at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown learning a historical craft. This year, we will offer a series of six workshops for adults that will vary from hearth cooking to textiles, paper and more. Come and try your hand at a craft and take home your finished masterpiece or new skill! Check out the remaining schedule …

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Mar
23

Event

“Sir, We Are Not Weak” – Women of the Patrick Henry Household

Patrick Henry

Mar 23, 2019

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

114 College Ave
Ashland, VA 23005

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Preservation Virginia and the Randolph-Macon College History Department. We are hosting “Sir, We Are Not Weak – Women of the Patrick Henry Household,” a panel discussion on the women in Patrick Henry’s life during his residence at Scotchtown on March 23 in the SunTrust Theater (Brock Commons—center of campus) at …

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