Adult Programs & Events

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 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.

Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 29, 2017

Music 11:00 am, Service 11:30 am

Please join us for inspirational music and Memorial Day service.

Sponsored by:
Northern Neck Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
American Legion Post 117, Reedville, VA
Boy Scout Troop 242 of Kilmarnock, VA
Lancaster High School Junior ROTC
Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Inc.
Grace Episcopal Church, Kilmarnock, VA

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

Cost: No charge

Summer Crawl to Monticello and UVA Special Collections

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

7:00 am - 7:30 pm

Join HCC&M volunteers for this special trip to Charlottesville. See original Carter family diaries, letters and other papers in a private tour of Special Collections at the University of Virginia. Explore a fascinating exhibition on the Declaration of Independence at UVA’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. At Monticello enjoy a tour of the house and grounds and a special garden tour with Peter Hatch, the celebrated author and professional gardener who served as Monticello’s Director of Gardens and Grounds for 35 years. Purchase tickets at or at the Foundation office.

Cost: $65.00

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