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

First Day of the Official Visitor Season

Saturday, April 1, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please join us for guided tours of the 1735 Christ Church. Stroll through the museum and enjoy the exhibitions including Robert Carter III's 1791 Deed of Emancipation. Browse the museum gift shop and find unique gifts for someone special or just for you!

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

Cost: $5 per person

2017 HCC&M Sunday Lecture Series: April 2, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

2:00 pm

Virginia Gardens: Past & Present

Adam Erby presents “The General in the Garden: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon.”

Join Mount Vernon Assistant Curator Adam Erby as he brings to life the gardens George Washington created at Mount Vernon. Erby will describe Washington’s design efforts in the years between the American Revolution and the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to show how Washington drew on British designs but adapted them to his circumstances to create a truly American landscape. Erby will also highlight the groundbreaking archaeological and scientific analysis Mount Vernon is using to restore the landscape and gardens to their appearance in 1799, the year Washington died. 

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.

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

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