Adult Programs & Events

2018 Visitor Season Opens

Sunday, April 1, 2018

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Please join us for guided tours of the 1735 Christ Church. Stroll through the Carter Reception Center and museum. Enjoy the exhibitions. Browse the museum gift shop and find unique gifts for someone special or just for you! Many items in the gift shop are made by local artisans or in Virginia.

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

Fee: $5 per person

Northern Neck History Fair

Friday, April 13 - Sunday, May 13, 2018 

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 (April 13 - April 29) and the Lancaster Community Library (April 30 - May 13). Sponsored by the Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Chesapeake Bank, Connemara Corporation and Virginia Commonwealth Bank.

Location: April 13 - April 29 at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, Virginia 22576; April 30 - May 13 at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock, Virginia 22482

Fee: No Charge

2018 Sunday Speaker Series: Cassandra Newby-Alexander, April 15

Sunday, April 15, 2018

2:00 pm

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

Cassandra Newby-Alexander presents “The True Champions of Civil Rights: Virginia’s African American Women”

Norfolk State University historian Cassandra Newby-Alexander profiles four African American women born in post-Civil War Virginia who defied conventional expectations of gender and race to become groundbreaking professionals in business, medicine and education as well as civic leaders and champions of social justice.

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

Kirking of the Tartan

Sunday, April 29, 2018 

12:30 pm

Traditional Scottish blessing and celebration. Full tartan/Scottish church service. Bagpipes, drums, and marching parade with the Kilmarnock District & Pipe Band and the St. Andrew’s Society of Williamsburg. 

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

Fee: No charge

RILL Classes May 2, 9 & 16: Women in Colonial Virginia

Wednesdays, May 2, 9 & 16, 2018 

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Offered in partnership with Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning program (RILL), this course examines the lives of women in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Virginia. It explores the world Powhatan Indian, English and African women made in the colony and the ways gender, race and ethnicity intersected to shape women’s roles. Topics include law, sex, marriage, property, work, family, children, speech and entrepreneurship, among others. The course looks at how immigration, unbalanced sex ratios, a dispersed population, high mortality rates, servitude and slavery, and English efforts to create a patriarchal society influenced women as Virginia moved from a colony to a new commonwealth.

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

Fee: $35, CLICK HERE to register and pay online

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