Historic Christ Church & Museum will host its Spring 2016 Continuing Education program on March 8-10. The event is free and open to the public. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon each day. Anyone from the community interested in participating or learning more about volunteer opportunities at Historic Christ Church & Museum is encouraged to attend, said Historic Christ Church & Museum Education Director & Curator Robert Teagle.
The exciting program features presentations on the history of Christ Church and colonial Virginia. Highlights include Dr. Carl Lounsbury of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation speaking Wednesday, March 9 on "Anglican Architecture in 17th-Century Virginia." On Thursday, March 10 Dr. John Coombs of Hampden-Sydney College will present “The Carters of Corotoman and Dynastic Ambition Among the Early Virginia Gentry." Lounsbury and Coombs have written widely on colonial Virginia and are recognized as distinguished scholars in their fields, Teagle noted.
The March 9th program also features members of the Historic Christ Church & Museum Research Committee presenting on different elements of “Everyday Life in the 18th Century." Therese Horwath will present on clothing, Susan Bober on food, and Anne Davis on medicine. Executive Director Clare Adams will share research on wine during the period, according to Teagle.
Attendees will also have a chance to play Historic Christ Church & Museum Jeopardy!TM, an exciting game created by Research Committee Chair Kathie Galgano. Volunteer Council Chair Jill Worth will share “What's New for 2016.” and docent Ronnee Taylor will present the different selections the HCC Readers Book Club will be reading in 2016.
Docent Tony Waring will present a photographic recap of the successful roof conservation project, which Historic Christ Church & Museum completed this past summer. Teagle will trace Robert Carter's career as a builder in colonial Virginia. The three-day program will conclude with a Colonial Virginia Lunch Buffet prepared by Pam Ward, Jill and Larry Worth, and other volunteers.