Historic Christ Church & Museum Announces Summer Programs

June 2016

Historic Christ Church & Museum is pleased to announce its schedule of summer children’s programs. The annual “Hands-On History Day” will take place on Friday, July 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Children learn about the history of colonial Virginia through hands-on lessons with archaeology, 18th-century brickmaking, grave rubbings, architecture, and other exciting activities. This event is free and open to children ages 6-12; however, all participants must pre-register, and space is limited to the first 25 persons to register. Lunch will be provided for all registered participants. 

On Saturday, August 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Historic Christ Church & Museum will present its annual Ice Cream Social. It’s fun for the whole family with colonial games, crafts, history and of course tasty ice cream treats. Children can play games like the hoop and stick, the ball and cup, graces and nine pins. They can learn how to make their own ball and cup or whirligig toys and bead necklaces and bracelets. In the museum, children can pick up a free Museum Activity Book and go on an artifact hunt or become an “undertaker” (colonial builder) by constructing a brick wall or arch with a keystone. Kids can also try on colonial clothing or excavate a mock archaeological site, and they can learn to write with a quill pen and sign their own copy of the Declaration of Independence. The 1735 church, a National Historic Landmark, will be open for tours as well.  

Please visit christchurch1735.org or contact Robert Teagle, Education Director & Curator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 804-438-6855 to register or for more information.