Statewide Events

Events

Events

Commemoration related events are already happening throughout Virginia and can be found in the listing below. If you would like VA250 to include events not currently listed here, please submit them to Trevor Grimm, at tgrimm@va250.org and continue to check back regularly for more events as they are scheduled and added to this site.

 





 

Reign & RebellionReign & Rebellion
November 05, 2022 - September 05, 2023
York County

Discover Virginia through the lens of the Stuart monarchy, whose royal foothold impacted and influenced early America and shaped the struggles and determination of those who lived in the colony in the 17th and 18th centuries. This upcoming two-fol... Read More

Loquacious Lucy, Queen for a DayLoquacious Lucy, Queen for a Day
February 04, 2023 - March 11, 2023
City of Williamsburg

When Lucy, a gregarious and loquacious enslaved child, learns that her best friend has been sold, her father must teach her hard lessons about slavery and instill in her the pride of her ancestors. Every Saturday Feb 4 - Mar 11 (except Feb 18).... Read More

Voices of Their HandsVoices of Their Hands
February 04, 2023 - February 25, 2023
City of WIlliamsburg

Explore the lives of enslaved tradespeople on this one-hour walking tour. Hear from our historic tradespeople discussing their experiences interpreting skilled laborers and their work. Learn about our continuing research into the lives of enslaved an... Read More

Bray School Preservation LaunchBray School Preservation Launch
February 10, 2023
City of Williamsburg

President Katherine A. Rowe and President Cliff Fleet invite you to join the William & Mary and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation communities as we officially launch the preservation of the Williamsburg Bray School at its new, permanent exhibition sit... Read More

Champagne and ChocolatesChampagne and Chocolates
February 11, 2023
Fairfax County

The Gunston Hall Docents’ Association invites you to join us them the seventh annual Champagne and Chocolates fundraiser at Gunston Hall. All proceeds will be used to fund research and educational programming at reconstructed enslaved dwellings in... Read More

History Lovers TeaHistory Lovers Tea
February 12, 2023
Pulaski County

Join us for an afternoon tea to learn about love stories involving our local Revolutionary War Soldiers. Tea is at 2 pm with reservations in the log kitchen. The Fincastle Company will present living history prior to the tea. And blacksmith Josh L... Read More

Dismal FreedomDismal Freedom
February 16, 2023
City of Richmond

Join Brent Morris for a lecture examining the lives of the maroons living in the Great Dismal Swamp and their struggles for liberation. The massive and foreboding Great Dismal Swamp sprawls more than 2,000 square miles and spills over parts of Vir... Read More

Who Were They? The Enslaved People of Rippon LodgeWho Were They? The Enslaved People of Rippon Lodge
February 18, 2023 - February 18, 2023

Continuing with Rippon Lodge Historic Site’s 275 years of history, come learn of the untold stories of the enslaved population during Black History Month. Tours will focus on the primary documentation found for both the colonial and early Victorian... Read More

George Washington’s Birthday CelebrationGeorge Washington’s Birthday Celebration
February 20, 2023 - February 20, 2023

Celebrate George Washington’s 291st birthday at his boyhood home with fun activities for the whole family! Meet “George Washington,” participate in our annual stone throwing contest, and eat birthday cupcakes – while supplies last. Guests ... Read More

A Common Cause to AllA Common Cause to All
March 10, 2023 - March 12, 2023
City of Williamsburg

March 12, 2023 is the 250th Anniversary of Virginia forming its Committee of Correspondence in order to secure united action among the colonies against the British. Virginia will mirror this occasion by inviting colleagues in other states, state comm... Read More

8th Annual Prince William/Manassas History Symposium8th Annual Prince William/Manassas History Symposium
March 25, 2023 - March 25, 2023

Prince William County has many different layers to its history, and many individuals have shaped its complex past. Come learn about some of the early pioneers in County history at the Eighth Annual Prince William/Manassas History Symposium: “Histor... Read More

Liberty CelebrationLiberty Celebration
July 04, 2023
York County

This Fourth of July, take in Liberty Celebration and salute the 247th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offers a special lineup July 4 to mark the patriotic occasion. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., vis... Read More

Harvest Day at Rippon LodgeHarvest Day at Rippon Lodge
September 23, 2023 - September 23, 2023

Learn the history of harvest day during the colonial era at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Crafts, picking fresh veggies from the garden, pumpkin painting, farm animals, lawn games, and other fun, family activities planned. Advanced registration strongl... Read More

Rippon Lodge 275th Celebration FinaleRippon Lodge 275th Celebration Finale
November 08, 2023 - November 08, 2023

In 1747, construction began on Rippon Lodge, one of the area’s oldest homes. For this anniversary celebration, Rippon Lodge Historic Site welcomes you to experience a day full of colonial living history demonstrations and impressions, military enca... Read More

Potomac People: Indigenous Tribes of Eastern Prince WilliamPotomac People: Indigenous Tribes of Eastern Prince William
November 18, 2023 - November 18, 2023

Before Europeans came to the area now known as Prince William County, the Doegs inhabited the local region. For Native American Heritage Month, join us as we rediscover the Algonquian Nation during this special Boardwalk tour. Learn how they lived an... Read More