Adult Programs & Events

Northern Neck History Fair Exhibition

Monday, March 27 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday-Saturday; 1:00 – 4:00 pm Sundays

Exhibits on colonial Virginia history by area elementary students on display in the Bayne Center at Historic Christ Church & Museum. Sponsored by the Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Chesapeake Bank, Bank of Lancaster and Bay Trust, and Connemara Corporation.

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

Cost: No charge

2017 HCC&M Sunday Lecture Series: April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

2:00 pm

Virginia Gardens: Past & Present

Andrea Wulf presents “Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation.”

New York Times best-selling author Andrea Wulf investigates the lives of the founding fathers and how their attitudes to plants, gardens, nature and agriculture shaped the American nation. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison regarded themselves foremost as farmers and plantsmen, and for them, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. In a unique retelling of the creation of America, award-winning historian Andrea Wulf will show how plants, politics, and personalities intertwined as never before.

Book signing, wine, and cheese reception with author immediately follow the presentation.

All proceeds benefit preservation and education programs at Historic Christ Church & Museum.

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

Cost: Tickets are $125.00 for the four-part series or $35.00 for each presentation. Contact the Foundation office at 804-438-2441 to purchase tickets by check or credit card. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Kirking of the Tartan

Sunday, April 30, 2017 

12:30 pm

Traditional Scottish blessing and celebration. Full tartan/Scottish church service. Bagpipes, drums, and marching parade. 

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

Cost: No charge

The Declaration of Independence and Its Virginia Signers

Wednesday, May 3, 10, and 17, 2017 

1:00 – 3:00 pm 

Offered in partnership with Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning program (RILL), this course examines the history of the Declaration of Independence and its seven Virginia signers. How did the Declaration come to be written and what ideas did it express? What Enlightenment philosophers and theories influenced Jefferson as he crafted this remarkable document? What were the differences between Jefferson’s original manuscript and the one Congress adopted? Who were the seven Virginians who signed it, and what role did they play in the creation of the new nation? And how has the meaning and commemoration of the Declaration evolved since 1776? 

Click here for more information or to register.

59th Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 18, 2017 

4:00 pm

“Some Popular Musical Instruments from the 18th Century” with The Rev. Dr. John W. Turner & accompanist Cliff Williams. Catered reception follows. Members and Guests. Tickets at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com or Foundation office. 

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

Cost: $25.00 in advance. Paid reservations by 5/12/2017.

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