Adult Programs & Events

Virginia in 1619 - Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning

May 29, June 5, June 12

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Offered in partnership with Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning program (RILL), this course examines the momentous events that made 1619 a landmark year in the history of Virginia: the meeting of the first representative assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first Africans to English North America, the recruitment of English women in large numbers to the colony, the first English Thanksgiving in North America and the development of Virginia’s entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. The course explores what led to these extraordinary events and the profound impact they had on Virginia and the United States.

Perspectives on Jamestown and the Birth of American Democracy

A Reception and Presentation by Bly Straube

June 13

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Collectively Indispensable, Individually Obscure: The Women of Early Virginia” Enjoy the historic ambience of Virginia’s greatest colonial church and savor an array of tempting hors d’oeuvres in our courtyard before joining renowned curator Bly Straube for this dynamic presentation that uses museum objects, archaeological discoveries and historical documents to explore some of the little-known stories of Powhatan, English, and African women in the early 17th-century Virginia colony. Get on the bus with HCC&M the next day for a visit to Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement to see some of the sites, stories and artifacts Straube discusses.

Reception and Presentation only $35.00; Reception, Presentation and June 14 Spring Crawl Bus Trip $125.00.

 

Spring Crawl 2019: Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement

Friday, June 14

8:00 am - 5:30 pm 

Spring Crawl: Bus Trip to Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. Enjoy a private tour of historic Jamestown, where groundbreaking archaeological excavations have uncovered the remarkable story of the first permanent English settlement in North America. At the Jamestown Settlement view the new exhibition Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia and other displays that tell the story of 1619 Virginia. 

Trip tickets include bus, all admissions, lunch, breakfast treats, and wine and cheese on bus ride home. Lunch choices: Honey-baked Turkey with Swiss Cheese on Wheat Bread (mayo and mustard on the side), Roast Beef with Swiss Cheese on White Bread (mayo and mustard on the side), Chicken Salad on White Bread, or Egg Salad on Wheat Bread. All sandwiches come with lettuce, tomato, pickle, chips, and a brownie. You may choose your menu item through TicketLeap.

Bus Trip Only $100.00.

Reception-Presentation on June 13 and June 14 Spring Crawl Bus Trip $125.00.

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Business After-Hours: Lancaster By the Bay Chamber

June 20, 2019

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Join your friends and business partners as Historic Christ Church & Museum hosts a Business After-Hours with the Lancaster By the Bay Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres and learn about HCC&M’s exciting programs and special events.

1619 Traveling Exhibitions at Historic Christ Church & Museum

July 2 – July 23

1619: Arrival of the First Africans
Explore the legacies of the first Africans who came to Virginia in 1619, from their lives before capture in Angola to the grueling transatlantic journey that brought them to North America and the world they made in a new land. Courtesy of the Hampton History Museum.

The Great Charter and the General Assembly: Founding a Legacy in 1619
Explores the origins of Virginia’s General Assembly in the Great Charter of 1618, which abolished martial law, allowed private ownership of property, and authorized the governor to summon the colony’s first General Assembly. Sponsored by American Evolution 2019, this exhibition traces Virginia’s legacy of representative government in the establishment of the United States.

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