Adult Programs & Events

Wren Masters – “Jamestown 1619: Music from the New World and the Old”

September 28

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


The Wren Masters, a Baroque quartet from Williamsburg, take the audience on an interactive journey of discovery with the story of the English landing at Jamestown using music and eyewitness accounts from the time. Music from Elizabethan and Jacobean England alternates with early 17th-century music from the European continent. Don’t miss this special performance inside the superb acoustical setting of 1735 Christ Church, a National Historic Landmark. Intermission with libations.

Funding provided by the Robert S. and Martha S. Scheu Fund of the River Counties Community Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Fall Crawl 2019: Historic Hampton

October 16 - 8am - 5:30pm

Get on the bus for this exciting tour of historic Hampton. Stops include the Hampton History Museum, St. John’s Church and Fort Monroe, site of the Casement Museum, Old Point Comfort Lighthouse and the historic marker commemorating the arrival of the first Africans to Virginia.

Fort Monroe - Site of the Casement Museum, Old Point Comfort Lighthouse and the arrival of the first Africans to Virginia.

Hampton History Museum - Nine permanent exhibitions trace the remarkable history of Hampton. Temporary exhibitions include "Exploring NASA's 'Human Computers,'" which tells the amazing story of the female mathematicians behind the "Hidden Figures" movie.

St. John's Church - Completed in 1728 by undertaker Henry Cary, Jr. Cross-plan design with tower added in 1761. Original walls survived destruction during Civil War. Rebuilt after war. Communion silver dates to 1618.

Lunch is included and may be chosen when you purchase your tickets. Don't miss this exciting trip!

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“The First General Assembly of Virginia, July–August 1619” with Brent Tarter

November 3

2:00 p.m.

Few know more about Virginia history than Library of Virginia scholar Brent Tarter, who explores the origins of Virginia’s General Assembly, the first representative legislature in the New World. Tarter shows that while not originally intended as a formal lawmaking body but rather a new tool for the Virginia Company to help manage the colony, the Assembly nonetheless passed laws and became an institution of royal government after the king revoked the Company’s charter in 1625.

Tarter's presentation is the final event in HCC&M's 2019 Sunday Speaker Series The Bones of Our Past: Jamestown and the Making of America. Wine & cheese reception with speaker follows each presentation. Tickets are $30.00 for each presentation or $100.00 for the series. Tickets do not include any book purchases. Purchase tickets here: Tarter – The First General Assembly of Virginia, July–August 1619 or for full series The Bones of Our Past.

The Holly & The Ivy

December 9

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: 2 non-perishable items for Healthy Harvest Food Bank.

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