History At Home

Although we have postponed our season opening until further notice, you can stay connected with Historic Christ Church & Museum by exploring these digital resources:

 

Virtual Tour

Explore Historic Christ Church from anywhere! Our new Virtual Tour uses panoramic images, historic and modern photographs, and video clips to tell the amazing story of this incredible building. Pan 360 degrees around the church and churchyard and click on various Points of Interest (POIs) like the ox-eye window, entablature, Carter pew and more. Tours of the church are by appointment only in 2020 due to Covid-19.

 

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Music

Hear performances at Historic Christ Church like the legendary Dale Jett and his band Hello Stranger playing “Anchored in Love,” Classical RVA’s “Histoire du Tango,” or Good Shot Judy and Bobby "Blackhat" Walters at our 2018 Craft Beer Fest. HCC&M YouTube | HCC&M Vimeo

 

Research Library

Explore the Papers of Robert "King" Carter and the databases that examine the enslaved and indentured communities at Corotoman, the Carter family's plantation along the Rappahannock. For anyone interested in disease and medicine in coloniial Virginia check out this article by our late HCC&M Research Committee member Dr. Anne Davis: "Distempers and Physic: Virginia's Health in the Eighteenth Century."

                                                                                                                                      

Educational Programs

Enjoy special talks and living history presentations like “Freedom! Or Not? Sarah’s Story of Emancipation” or “Geological Origins of the Stone Pavers Inside Christ Church.”

 

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Activities for Kids

Download our Field Trip Guide for timelines, map skills, word scrambles, crossword puzzles, mazes, word searches, fill in the blanks and more to learn about Christ Church and life in colonial Virginia.

 

 
1735 Times Blog

Discover interesting stories on all sorts of topics related to Historic Christ Church, from election day in colonial Virginia to the communion silver churchwarden Robert Carter ordered for Christ Church Parish in July of 1720. Check out our blog here: 1735 Times Blog     

 

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 Encyclopedia Virginia

The most scholarly and comprehensive source of Virginia history on the web, Encyclopedia Virginia explores the history and culture of the Old Dominion through in-depth articles that incorporate primary documents, images, audio and visual clips, and links to Google Street View tours of historic sites. Here are just a few examples of entries that relate to Historic Christ Church:

Robert "King" Carter | John Carter | William Berkeley

Church of England in Colonial Virginia | The Great Awakening in Virginia | Baptists in Colonial Virginia

The Transatlantic Slave Trade | Virginia's First Africans | Free Blacks in Colonial Virgnia

Women in Colonial Virginia | Indians in Virginia

Indentured Servitude in Colonial Virginia | Tobacco in Colonial Virginia

 

Oral History

Listen to interviews conducted by students from the University of Florida's Sameul Proctor Oral History Program, one of the nation's largest such programs with over 8,000 interviews. Hear stories from long-time residents of the Northern Neck, HCC&M volunteers and others who share their fascinating experiences.  

 

  

Primary Sources

View documents and images related to the history of Christ Church and colonial Virginia, such as the Glebe Act of 1802, runaway advertisements, and the will of free black parishioner Edward Nickens.