Upcoming Events


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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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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Home-Schoolers Hands-On History Camp

Homeschoolers Hands-on History Camp

Oct 10, 2019

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Home-schooling parents–are you looking for a hands-on way to teach your children about colonial Virginia? Bring them to Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown where we will show them everyday life back in Henry’s day. They will learn candle-making, cooking, the art of felting soap, along with colonial games, scavenger hunts and more! Parents can sign up their …

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Archaeology Day

Oct 12, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

465 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883

Want to know more about the ongoing research at Bacon’s Castle? Want to get your hands dirty and learn more about archaeology? James River Institute for Archaeology‘s Nick Luccketti presents the most recent (2018-2019) archaeological finds associated with Bacon’s Castle at 1 p.m. He recently excavated neighboring sites that were once part of the estate. …

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