Family 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

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

Raise the Roof Craft Beer Fest

Saturday, July 15, 2017 

1:00 - 6:00 pm

Join us as we “Raise the Roof.” Enjoy 12 Craft Beers, delicious BBQ (or vegetarian fare), homemade ice cream, and live music by Good Shot Judy and Bobby “Blackhat” Walters. Your ticket includes a souvenir pint glass & five craft beer tasting tickets, one serving of BBQ (or veggie fare) with fixings from Willaby’s, homemade ice cream and awesome music all at one of Virginia’s most historic sites. You may also use your tasting tickets for wine from Ingleside Winery. Additional beverage and meal tickets may be purchased at the event. Soft drinks & water provided. Please bring your photo ID and your own lawn chairs or blankets. No pets or coolers. Rain or Shine Event. Funds benefit preservation and education programs at Historic Christ Church (1735), a National Historic Landmark.

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

Cost: $45 per adult; $15 under 21.
Purchase tickets at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com or at the Foundation office.

Family Fun Ice Cream Social

Saturday, August 5, 2017

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy tasty ice cream treats and lemonade while exploring colonial history, games and crafts. Activities include writing with quill pens, making whirligigs and ball and cup toys, bowling with nine pins, dressing in colonial clothing and excavating “shoebox” archaeological sites. Tours of the 1735 church will be available, and the museum also features several hands-on areas for children. Families and children of all ages invited.

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

Cost: No charge

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