Adult Programs & Events

Bringing Music to Life Concert Series: "Hello Stranger" Featuring Dale Jett

Friday, September 21, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Third-generation member of the legendary Carter family Dale Jett with his wife Teresa Jett and Oscar Harris perform traditional Appalachian Americana music that provides the closest link to the music of the original Carter family.

Enjoy this special musical performance at Christ Church (1735), a National Historic Landmark. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Intermission with libations.  

Funding provided by the Robert S. and Martha S. Scheu Fund of the River Counties Community Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

Fee: $25.00. Purchase tickets at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com.

2018 Sunday Speaker Series: Mary Ferrari - Mary Draper Ingles

Sunday, October 7, 2018

2:00 pm

“Equalled by Few; Excelled by None:” Virginia Women in History

Mary Ferrari presents “Mary Draper Ingles: Her Long Walk Home and Her Even Longer Impact”

Join Radford University historian Mary Ferrari as she recounts the incredible journey of Mary Draper Ingles, who was captured by Shawnee Indians in 1755 but escaped back to Virginia with a perilous 400-mile trek that made her a legend.

Book signing, wine and cheese reception with author immediately follow the presentation.

All proceeds benefit preservation and education programs at Historic Christ Church & Museum.

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

Fee: Tickets are $90.00 for the four-part series or $25.00 for each individual presentation. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include book purchases. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online. Please call HCC&M at 804-438-2441 to purchase tickets by check or credit card.

 

Download 2018 Sunday Speaker Series PDF

Fall Crawl 2018 - New Kent and Charles City

Wednesday, October 17

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Historic Christ Church & Museum volunteers for a bus trip to historic New Kent and Charles City counties. Begin the morning with a tour of St. Peter’s in New Kent. Constructed in 1701-1703, the rectangular church is laid in English bond and features restored “Flemish” gables and a tower that was added in 1739-1740 by undertaker William Walker.

After St. Peter’s journey to Charles City County and Berkeley, finished in 1726 and home to Benjamin Harrison IV and Anne Carter Harrison, daughter of Robert “King” Carter. This brick mansion with pedimented gables and rubbed brickwork was the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V (signer of the Declaration of Independence) and his son William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States. Site of the First Thanksgiving in 1619, Berkeley is also where “Taps” was composed and played for the first time (during McClellan’s occupation in 1862).

Following a delicious lunch at Indian Fields Tavern, we will visit Shirley, completed in 1738 and home to Robert “King” Carter’s son Secretary John Carter. Shirley’s original collection of outbuildings includes a kitchen, schoolhouse, stable, dovecote, smokehouse and a pair of L-shaped barns. The house showcases original Carter family portraits, silver, furniture and books.

Tickets include admissions, bus, lunch and breakfast treats on ride up with wine and cheese on ride home. Payment is non-refundable due to need to reserve bus.

Fee: $80.00. Purchase tickets at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com

2018 Sunday Speaker Series: Elizabeth Varon, November 4

Sunday, November 4, 2018

2:00 pm

“Equalled by Few; Excelled by None:” Virginia Women in History

Elizabeth Varon presents “Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy”

Elizabeth Van Lew headed up a Union spy ring in the Confederate capital that aided Federal prisoners there and gathered intelligence for the U.S. army. Her dramatic wartime exploits have been shrouded in myth, but University of Virginia historian Elizabeth Varon reveals that the facts of her remarkable life are truly more compelling than fiction.

Book signing, wine and cheese reception with author immediately follow the presentation.

All proceeds benefit preservation and education programs at Historic Christ Church & Museum.

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

Fee: Tickets are $90.00 for the four-part series or $25.00 for each individual presentation. Tickets are non-refundable and do not include book purchases. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online. Please call HCC&M at 804-438-2441 to purchase tickets by check or credit card.

 

Download 2018 Sunday Speaker Series PDF

Last Day of the 2018 Visitor Season

Friday, November 30, 2018

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Last day to visit Christ Church, the museum and gift shop in 2018. Foundation offices are open by appointment from Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, December 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019. Closed Christmas Eve through New Year's Day. Research library access and special group tours are available by appointment.

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

Fee: $5.00 per person

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