April 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturdays, 1-3pm at Meadow Farm Museum. Free.
Feb 1: The Ragged Road to Reconstruction
The American Civil War ended in 1865. The period that followed was going to be a time of reunification, reform, and physical rebuilding, but legislation was enacted to create a period of division, fear, and oppression. The immediate effects of reconstruction legislation and the birth of Jim Crow will be discussed during this focus tour.
Mar 7: Murder, Mayhem, and Natural Causes
Before Sherlock Holmes and CSI, how were suspicious deaths investigated? Join us on this focus tour as we examine Mosby Sheppard of Meadow Farm’s career as a coroner during the early 1800s in Henrico County.
Apr 4: Epidemics and Early Medicine in Virginia
The 19th century marked a time of change in medical science. Join us for this focus tour that provides a retrospective view on medical care and the doctors who struggled to provide remedies in a world filled with plagues and epidemics.