Join a Museum Curator, Conservator or Educator for an informal talk spotlighting everything from historic repairs to tall clock cabinetry. Topics are as follows:
Sept. 9 - Numismatics Curator, Erik Goldstein, explores the "Myth of the Continental Dollar."
Sept.16 - Ceramics Curator, Angelika Kuettner, discusses "More than Cracked Pots: Historic Repairs"
Sept. 23 - Paintings Conservator, Shelley Svoboda, discusses "Conserving the Carolina Room"
Sept. 30 - Conservation Director, Patty Silence, explores the "History of Conservation at Colonial Williamsburg"
Oct. 7 - Metals Curator, Janine Skerry, presents "Looking for Liza Godfrey, a London Silversmith"
Oct. 14 - Furniture Curator, Tara Chicirda explores "A Rhode Island Cabinetmaker in Kentucky: Revelations of a Clock"
Oct. 21 - Textiles Curator, Kim Ivey, discusses hooked rugs
Oct. 28, Assistant Curator of Paintings, Kate Rogers explores British Portraits
Nov. 4, Furniture Conservator, Chris Swan discusses conserving gilt artifacts
Nov. 11, Deputy Chief Curator, Margaret Pritchard presents "Maps as Gendered Objects of Material Culture"
Nov. 18, Manager of Special Programs, Trish Balderson explores "A New York City Potter and the 'Back to Africa' Movement"
Limited seating due to social distancing.
Dates & Times
5:00 Spotlight at the Art Museums
Washington's First Crucible of War
Experience the events surrounding George Washington's first war, the French and Indian War at Jumonville's Glen in 1754.
Art Museums Admission
Firing the Brick Kiln
Fall is time to fire the bricks! Come see the kiln fires rage as the bricks reach a temperature of over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fire a Flintlock Musket
Fire live rounds at a target from two different reproduction 18th-century flintlock firearms used during the Revolutionary War.
Open to the Public