Family Programs & Events

Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Cobbs Hall Chapter

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Join us for a patriotic celebration and reading of the Declaration of Independence and Virginia Declaration of Rights inside the 1735 Christ Church, a National Historic Landmark. 

Location: Christ Church at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, Virginia 22576

Fee: No Charge

Hands-On History Camp at Historic Christ Church & Museum

Monday, July 9 - Wednesday, July 11. 2018

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

For kids 7-12. Step back in time with this exciting HHC&M program in colonial Virginia history. Learn how to make a brick by hand, write with a quill pen and make a grave rubbing. Dig for colonial artifacts, play colonial games and dress in colonial clothing. Make candles, muster drills, learn 18th-century dancing, portrait making and more!

Kids must bring their lunch on Monday and Tuesday, July 9 and 10. Participants will enjoy a pizza party on Wednesday, July 11. Water and light snacks provided each day.

All participants must pre-register. Space is limited. For more information, contact Education Director & Curator Robert Teagle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 804-438-2443.

Fee: $50

5th Annual Raise the Roof Craft Beer Fest

Saturday, July 14, 2018 

1:00 - 6:00 pm

Join us Saturday, July 14, from 1:00-6:00 pm, as we “Raise the Roof” at Historic Christ Church & Museum's 5th Annual Craft Beer Fest in Weems, Virginia. Enjoy 12 Craft Beers, delicious BBQ (or vegetarian fare), homemade ice cream, and live music by Good Shot Judy and Bobby “Blackhat” Walters. Your ticket includes a souvenir pint glass and five craft beer tasting tickets, one serving of BBQ (or veggie fare) with fixings from Willaby’s, homemade ice cream and awesome music all at one of Virginia’s most historic sites. You may also use your tasting tickets for wine. Additional beverage and meal tickets may be purchased at the event. Soft drinks and water provided. Please bring your photo ID, lawn chairs or blankets. No pets or coolers. Rain or shine event. Proceeds benefit preservation and education programs at Historic Christ Church & Museum, a National Historic Landmark.

Location: Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, Virginia 22576

Fee: $45 per adult; $15 under 21. Purchase tickets at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com or at the Foundation office.

Family Fun Ice Cream Social

Saturday, August 4, 2018

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy tasty ice cream treats and lemonade while exploring colonial history, games and crafts. Families and children of all ages invited.

Location: Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, Virginia 22576

Fee: No Charge

Bringing Music to Life Concert Series: "Hello Stranger" Featuring Dale Jett

Friday, September 21, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Third-generation member of the legendary Carter family Dale Jett with his wife Teresa Jett and Oscar Harris perform traditional Appalachian Americana music that provides the closest link to the music of the original Carter family.

Enjoy this special musical performance inside the superb acoustical setting of 1735 Christ Church, a National Historic Landmark. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 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.

Location: Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, Virginia 22576

Fee: $25.00. Purchase tickets at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com.

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