Family 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

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

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

Hands-On History Day at Historic Christ Church & Museum

Thursday, July 6, 2017

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Step back in time with this exciting program in colonial Virginia history. Learn how to make a brick by hand, write with a quill pen and make a grave rubbing. Dig for colonial artifacts, play colonial games and dress in colonial clothing. In our museum become an “undertaker,” or colonial builder, by constructing a brick wall and a brick arch with a keystone. Enjoy a pizza party and take home a souvenir pencil, bookmark and Museum Activity Book.
Ages 6-12. All participants must pre-register.

Space is limited to the first 25 children to sign up. To register or for more information, contact Education Director and Curator Robert Teagle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 804-438-6855.

Cost: No charge

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