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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Award-winning author Connie LaPallo transports us to 1609 and the journey of Joan Peirce and her daughter, who survive a hurricane at sea and Jamestown’s Starving Time to make a new life in the fledgling Virginia colony. Based on a true story, Lapallo reveals the courage these daunting women show in the face of disease, martial law and other hardships at Jamestown.
Lapallo's presentation is the third 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: Lapallo – Forgotten Heroines: Virginia’s First Women and Children or for full series The Bones of Our Past.
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.
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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.
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.