History in Focus: A Series
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March 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
One event on March 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm
One event on April 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm
One event on May 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm
One event on June 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm
One event on July 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm
One event on August 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm
One event on September 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 4, 2020
All ages. Explore historical topics in detail with staff-led specialty tours that use the historic structures and artifacts as touchstones to the past. Information: email@example.com
Saturdays, 1-3pm at Meadow Farm Museum.
Aug 3: Keeping Cool in the Summer
Temperatures are climbing and everyone’s trying to stay cool! Ever wonder how people tolerated hot summers before air conditioning, short sleeves, or shorts? Come join us for a “cool” look back.
Sept 7: Winter is Coming
It’s time to prepare for the cold winter months and there’s much to be done! Find out how a 19th century farm family got ready: bringing in the crops, preserving foodstuffs, readying the animals, as well as the house.
Oct 26: Beyond the Grave
People of the 19th century were just as curious as modern society about life beyond the grave. Spiritualism as well as other ghostly topics will be explored. Hear the ghost stories that are associated with Meadow Farm and tour the family’s cemetery.
Nov 2: Votes for Women
One hundred years ago, American society experienced a radical and momentous change – the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. Elizabeth Adam Crump of Meadow Farm would be one of the first women in Henrico County to cast a ballot. Join us to learn more about the long struggle to achieve women’s suffrage and how it impacted women in Henrico.
Dec 14: Christmas Through the Centuries
Discover the history of Christmas traditions from around the world and how they have influenced how we celebrate Christmas in America today.