Upcoming Events

Sep
25

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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Sep
28

African-American History at Bacon’s Castle

Sep 28, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

465 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883

Visit the newly preserved and interpreted slave dwelling at Bacon’s Castle. At 11 a.m., talk with Peighton Young, genealogist and African American historian, about her research into the enslaved and descendant community of Bacon’s Castle. Valarie Davis will be interpreting the enslaved experience at Bacon’s Castle at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Included …

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Sep
28

Scotchtown Historical Craft Workshops

Sep 28, 2019

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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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Oct
1

Archaeology Month at Cape Henry Lighthouse

Oct 1, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Henry Lighthouse
583 Atlantic Avenue
Fort Story, Virginia 23459

October is Archaeology Month! All month long, Cape Henry Lighthouse’s historic interpreters will be discussing the artifacts found during our 2013 archaeological dig and 2018-2019 dune restoration project. Items include glass from the original lighthouse keepers quarters dating from 1792, medicine bottles, tobacco pipes and bricks of the Rappahannock sandstone that built the tower of the …

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