Adult Programs & Events

Patrick Heffernan Book Launch - "On Palace Green"

Friday, October 6, 2017

4 to 6:00 pm

Please join HCC&M for a reception honoring Patrick Heffernan and the launch of his book "On Palace Green: A Wedding in Williamsburg, 1807, in the letters of those who were there." The presentation begins at 4:15 pm followed by book signing. Copies will be available for purchase at the reception. "On Palace Green" is also available at amazon.com as a paperback and Kindle book. 

Location: Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, VA 22576

Cost: No Charge

Fall Crawl to Rose Hill, Aquia, and Aquia Quarry

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

7:30 am to 7:00 pm

$65.00 per person fee includes bus transportation and treats, and admissions. Lunch is on you at Sedona Taphouse. Only 52 seats are available on the chartered bus. Payment must accompany reservation to hold a spot. Reservations required by Friday, October 13th. Payment is non-refundable. Please note that the HCC&M Fall Crawl involves walking tours.

Rose Hill, Caroline County 

Formerly known as Gay Mont, Rose Hill showcases a remarkable restoration by owners John and Billings Cay. Frame house built ca. 1790 burned in 1959, but stuccoed wings and colonnade added in 1820 survive. Restoration included rebuilding 1834 octagonal music room, replacing French mural wallpaper, and reconstructing the formal gardens first laid out in the early 19th century. 

 Aquia Church, Stafford County

Begun in 1751 by undertaker Mourning Richards; burned in 1754 just a few days from completion. Rebuilt 1754-57. Greek-cross plan. Quoins and doorways of Aquia Creek sandstone. Original west gallery, altarpiece, and tablets. Only other triple-deck pulpit to survive from colonial Virginia besides Christ Church. 

 Aquia Quarry, Government Island, Stafford County

See the original quarries which supplied the beautiful sandstone at Christ Church and other buildings, including the Capitol and White House. Explore a 1.5-mile walking trail with interpretive signage on this historic quarry and scenic nature preserve. Please note that some walking is required to see the quarries, but participants do not have to walk the entire 1.5-mile trail. 

Contact the Foundation office at 804-438-6855 to purchase tickets by check or credit card. Tickets may also be purchased online at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com

Location: Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, VA 22576

Cost: $65 per person

Last Day of the Official Visitor Season

Thursday, November 30, 2017

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Last day to visit Christ Church, the museum and gift shop in 2016. Foundation offices are open year-round from Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, December 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017. Research library access and special group tours are available by appointment.

Location: Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, VA 22576

Cost: $5.00 per person

"The Holly & The Ivy": A Traditional Carol Sing

Monday, December 4, 2017

3:30 pm

Celebrate the season at Historic Christ Church & Museum with traditional songs, carols, and music. Join in this seasonal songfest in the beautifully "greened" church. Featuring members of The Chesapeake Chorale and the Christchurch School Cantorion. Dress warmly. Refreshments follow in The Bayne Center.

Location: Christ Church at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, VA 22576

Cost: Two (2) non-perishable items per person for the Northern Neck Food Bank