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Through the Spectacles of Ethiopia: Garveyism, Black Judaism and the Virginia Commonwealth

Join Dr. Ma’asehyahu Isra-Ul for a talk about his Public Humanities Fellowship project, which will mark the first Black Judaic Heritage Center Community Event of 2024.

June 26–27, 2024 | 4:30PM – 8PM | Richmond
Monday, July 22 – Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 – 8:00 PM Washington Heritage Museums is pleased to host another week of Twilight History programs designed to give students the perfect hands-on experience with local history.Event

Twilight History Camp for Kids

Washington Heritage Museums is pleased to host another week of Twilight History for Kids for hands-on experience with local history.

July 22–25, 2024 | 6PM – 8PM | Fredericksburg
Join Washington Heritage Museums in the garden of the Rising Sun Tavern Museum for a day of family fun to celebrate the 248th U.S. Independence Day! Bring the family for live readings of children’s stories and fun crafts themed around American history and the 4th of July.Event

Family Fun & Stories at the Rising Sun Tavern Museum

Join Washington Heritage Museums in the garden of the Rising Sun Tavern Museum for a day of family fun to celebrate the 248th U.S. Independence Day!

July 4, 2024 | 12PM – 3PM | Fredericksburg
Join Washington Heritage Museums at the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop on July 4th, 2024 as we celebrate our independence with a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Living historians will read this historic document live from the steps in front of this 18th-century building. This is a moving experience you won't want to miss!Event

Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Join Washington Heritage Museums at the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop on July 4th for a public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

July 4, 2024 | 11AM – 4PM | Fredericksburg
A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at 1:00 PM on May 27 at the Monument to Hugh Mercer on Washington Ave in downtown Fredericksburg. This event is free and open to the public.Event

Wreath Laying at the Hugh Mercer Monument

Stop by the Mary Washington House and enjoy games as they were in the 18th Century!

May 27, 2024 | 1PM | Fredericksburg
A poster advertising a "Conversation with Jefferson and Lafayette" at the Martha Washington Inn Ballroom in Abingdon. Two actors pose as the historical figures on a background of a waving colonial American flag.Event

Conversation with Jefferson and Lafayette

Thomas Jefferson (Bill Barker of Monticello) and the Marquis de Lafayette (Mark Schneider of Colonial Williamsburg) visit the citizens of Abingdon on the western frontier. 

April 14–15, 2024 | 7PM | Abingdon
Archaeological artifacts excavated at the site of a former colonial tavern in King William, VA. Photo courtesy of Fairfield Foundation.Event

George Washington Drank Here

Join the Fairfield Foundation for public archaeology at King William Courthouse!

April 11, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | King William
Dr. Phil Levy presents "The Leedstown Resolutions: Connecting Consumerism and Revolution in the Northern Neck"Event

The Leedstown Resolutions

Dr. Levy will explore how consumerism in the colonies shaped responses to the 1765 Stamp Act and helped drive revolutionary sentiment on the Northern Neck.

June 9, 2024 | 2PM | Colonial Beach
Chief Anne Richardson, Rappahannock Tribe, will present "Indigenous Perspectives on the Northern Neck and Power of Place"Event

Indigenous Perspectives on the Northern Neck and Power of Place

In this talk, Anne Richardson, Chief of the Rappahannock Tribe, graciously shares her thoughts on the Northern Neck and Power of Place.

May 5, 2024 | 2PM | Warsaw
Dr. Julie King, St. Mary's College, on "Finding Leedstown: What Archaeology Reveals about this Remarkable Place"Event

Finding Leedstown

Join Dr. Julia King, professor and chair of anthropology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, as she explores the significance of Leedstown.

April 14, 2024 | 2PM | Heathsville
Appalachian Revolution: Explore the Revolutionary War on the 250th Anniversary. Free Summer Field Trips for 4th-5th Graders in the NRV.Event

Appalachian Revolution: A Summer Experience

Wilderness Road Museum, Virginia Tech, and the Pulaski County VA250 committee are excited to announce a VA250 Virginia Humanities Grant sponsoring free summer field trips for 4th and 5th grade …

June 3 – July 31, 2024 | Dublin
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