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January 2021

Writing Competition

January 11 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 5:00 pm

Calling all fourth grade students! This year's writing competition opens January 11. Gunston Hall must receive submissions by end of the day on February 26. Check back here for more…

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Town & Country: A Tale of Two Patriots

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Facebook Live
FREE

The Marblehead Museum's Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Massachusetts will join Gunston Hall for a dynamic Facebook Live conversation. Peek into these two historic houses and discover the stories of the…

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Symposium: Dissent Made Material

January 28 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Facebook Live
FREE

Tune in for our annual decorative arts symposium starting on January 28. In each session over four weeks we'll explore how people over four centuries have shown their dissent through…

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February 2021

Symposium: Dissent Made Material

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Facebook Live
FREE

Tune in for the second session of our annual decorative arts symposium on February 4. In this session, Gunston Hall will be joined by quilt historian Barbara Brackman and look…

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Symposium: Dissent Made Material

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Facebook Live

Tune in for our annual decorative arts symposium. In each session over four weeks, we'll explore how people over four centuries have shown their dissent through handcrafted clothing, furnishings, and…

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Champagne & Chocolate Fundraiser

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - February 14 @ 5:00 pm
$100

Champagne & Chocolates is Back! This year, enjoy champagne and chocolates from the the comfort of your own home. Plan a safe Valentine's Day event AND support a Gunston Hall…

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Symposium: Dissent Made Material

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Facebook Live

Tune in for our annual decorative arts symposium starting on January 28. In each session over four weeks, we'll explore how people over four centuries have shown their dissent through…

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History in the Kitchen: Peanut Butter

February 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
FREE

This round of History in the Kitchen kicks off with an exploration of peanut butter.  This major staple for many Americans was originally cultivated by people held in slavery.  We’ll…

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History in the Kitchen: Johnny/Batter Cakes

February 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
FREE

Follow along with the foodways team for our second installment of History in the Kitchen! We will pull apart how the Masons and other wealthy Virginia families adopted and adapted…

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March 2021

History in the Kitchen: Stewed Parsnips

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
FREE

It’s our last spring session of History in the Kitchen!  Discover how working people made the most of long-term food storage for winter meals, stocking their pantries and root cellars…

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