All events are open to the public and free unless tickets or registration noted.
“Lincoln, the Founding, and an America Worth Saving ” | February 16 - 2:00 p.m.
Author Lucas Morel, professor of politics at Washington & Lee University, argues that the most important influence on Abraham Lincoln’s thought and practice was what Lincoln learned from the leading figures and documents from the birth of the United States. Morel’s work of intellectual history demonstrates that to know Lincoln well is to understand thoroughly the founding of America. Tickets $25.
Volunteer Spring Training | March 28-30 - 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Kirkin’ of the Tartan Service | April 23 - 1:30 p.m.
Traditional Scottish blessing & 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.
Reign & Rebellion at Jamestown and Yorktown | May 3-4
Jamestown Rediscovery Director of Archaeology Dave Givens gives a special presentation at Historic Christ Church on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. The next day volunteers and friends travel to Jamestown for a personal tour of the site with Givens and to tour the "Reign & Rebellion" exhibition at Jamestown-Yorktown museums. Details to be announced.
65th Annual Meeting of the Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Inc | May 11 - 4:00 PM
Memorial Day Service | May 29 - 11:00 a.m. (Music); 11:30 a.m. (Service)
Sponsored by the Northern Neck Chapter, Military Officers Association of America; the Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Inc.; and Grace Episcopal Church, Kilmarnock.
Virginia in the Seventeenth Century – Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning | June 1, 8, 15 - 10:00 a.m. - Noon
This course looks at life in the Virginia colony over the seventeenth-century. Themes include early exploration and settlement, interactions between Virginia Indians and English colonists, tobacco culture, the development of representative government, immigration and demographics, servitude and slavery, architecture, women, the Church of England, rebellion, family, disease, and more. From its near collapse during Jamestown’s early years to its transition to a slave society as the century closed, the course examines the profound transformations that shaped Virginia in its first hundred years.
Offered in partnership with Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning program (RILL). Instructor: Robert Teagle, HCC&M Executive Director. Registration here: rappahannock.edu/foundation/lifelong-learning
Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence with Patriotic Music | July 1 - 10:00 a.m.
Join us for a patriotic celebration and reading of the Declaration of Independence inside Historic Christ Church with patriotic music.
Hands-On History Day | July 21 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
"Raise the Roof" Craft Beer Fest | Fall 2023 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Date TBA)
Join us as we “Raise the Roof” at Historic Christ Church & Museum's 8th-Annual Craft Beer Fest in Weems, Virginia. Enjoy an array of craft beers, delicious BBQ or vegetarian fare, homemade ice cream, and live music. Your ticket includes a souvenir cup & two craft beer (or wine) tickets, one serving of BBQ (or veggie fare) with fixings from Willaby’s, homemade ice cream from Short Lane Ice Cream and awesome music by Good Shot Judy and Bobby "Blackhat" Walters all at one of Virginia’s most historic sites. Additional beverage and meal tickets may be purchased at the event. Soft drinks & water provided. Please bring your photo ID and your own lawn chairs or blankets. No pets or coolers. Rain or Shine Event. Funds benefit preservation of Historic Christ Church (1735), a National Historic Landmark. Tickets $65.00 for adults, $20 under 21, and free for ages 5 and under.
The Holly & the Ivy | December 4 - 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate the season at Historic Christ Church with traditional songs, carols, and music. Join in this seasonal songfest in the beautifully “greened” church. Featuring members of The Chesapeake Chorale and the Christchurch School Cantorion. Dress warmly. Refreshments follow. Admission: two non-perishable items for Healthy Harvest Food Bank.