Adult Programs & Events

Thomas Jefferson’s Education

February 20

7:00 p.m.

$25.00/ticket or $45/ticket includes book. 

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian Alan Taylor discusses his new book Thomas Jefferson's Education, a beautifully written and thought-provoking work on Jefferson's campaign to transform Virginia through education and the dilemmas slavery posed for such aspirations. Presentation begins at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing with Dr. Taylor.

$25.00 for presentation and reception. $45.00 for presentation/reception and copy of the book, which may be picked up in the office at Historic Christ Church & Museum in advance. 

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Virginia Roots Music: The Richmond Recordings of 1929 and 1936

April 16

6:00 p.m.

$25.00 ticket

Join Library of Virginia historian Gregg Kimball for this special presentation on Virginia Roots Music. Both a historian of Virginia and a musician, Kimball will share rare photographs and period recordings that captured an array of Virginia blues, jazz, country and gospel. Even better: Kimball and his band mates will then perform some of these very same songs! Don't miss this unique evening of history, storytelling and music.

Two landmark recording sessions in Richmond left Virginia a rich legacy of traditional music in the 1920s and 30s. The Okeh Record Company, a subsidiary of Columbia, came to Virginia’s capital in October 1929 and recorded blues, jazz, country, and gospel music played by musicians from every part of the state. Seven years later the famed folklorist John Lomax visited the Virginia State Penitentiary under the auspices of the Library of Congress. Lomax captured a wide array of African American folk songs, including work tunes, folk ballads, spirituals, and blues—a treasury of American traditional music. Kimball and his friends bring forward the story of these recording sessions and the artists who left this rich musical legacy.

Libations and light refreshments at 6:00 p.m. followed at 7:00 pm by Dr. Kimball's presentation. Bayne Center. 

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Spring Opening of Historic Christ Church & Museum 2020

April 3

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Carter Reception Center & Museum. Guided Tours of 1735 church. Gift shop favorites.

New Volunteer Orientation 2020

April 16th

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Take a tour of Christ Church with experienced volunteers and learn about upcoming events and training materials available in our continuing education programs. Visit the museum, the volunteer library and our event center. Learn about the organizational structure of the Foundation for Historic Christ Church and the different ways to volunteer. Get to know Historic Christ Church & Museum volunteers over lunch and see why volunteering at this National Historic Landmark is a fun and rewarding experience!

Spring Volunteer Updates 2020

April 21-23

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Join the HCC&M volunteer team for our annual spring continuing education sessions as we get ready for the 2020 visitor season. Enjoy engaging presentations on the history of Christ Church and colonial Virginia by leading scholars. Participate in hands-on workshops with your fellow volunteers.  Play HCC&M Jeopardy!TM  and win a prize. Coffee and goodies served daily with lunch on 4/23 to conclude the program. Anyone from the community interested in participating or learning more about volunteer opportunities at Historic Christ Church & Museum is encouraged to attend.  Contact the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit for more information.

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