Past Events

Past Events

Past VA250 Events


Talking History - Meet John RollisonTalking History - Meet John Rollison
February 04, 2023
York County

Head to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown as actor James Cameron portrays 18th century York County, Virginia resident John Rollison, a property owning free man of color, and shares his experiences during the American Revolution. Cameron will... Read More

The Siege of Yorktown through French eyesThe Siege of Yorktown through French eyes
February 02, 2023
York County

Join the Williamsburg-Yorktown American Revolutionary Round Table, at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (200 Water St, Yorktown, VA), for its first in the 2023 speakers’ series. Dr. Iris de Rode, author and lecturer, will provide new insig... Read More

The Hero from Hopewell: The Rev. Curtis W. Harris and the Civil Rights MovementThe Hero from Hopewell: The Rev. Curtis W. Harris and the Civil Rights Movement
February 02, 2023
City of Richmond

Just three months before Curtis Harris was born, the Virginia State Legislature passed the Racial Integrity Act, which banned interracial marriage down to “a single drop” of African blood. Harris was the sixth child of an impoverished sharecroppe... Read More

ArnoldArnold's Raid on Richmond
January 05, 2023 - January 08, 2023

Jan 5 7 pm Author Mike Cecere "Benedict Arnold's Raid on Richmond" Libby Mill Library, 2100 Libby Lake East Street, Henrico, VA 23230 Jan 7 9 am -4 pm Re-enactor demonstrations at Chimborazo Park, 3215 East Broad St, Richmond VA 23223 1 pm... Read More

Christmas Illuminations at Mount VernonChristmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon
December 16, 2022 - December 17, 2022
Fairfax County

Kick off the holiday season with sparkling fireworks overlooking the Potomac River. Join Mount Vernon for a family-friendly celebration of the holiday season with Mansion Tours, Wintry Lights, the Winter Market, the Winter Encampment and finishing wi... Read More

Virginia House Open HouseVirginia House Open House
December 11, 2022 - December 11, 2022
City of Richmond

Kick off the season with a free afternoon of festive fun and see Virginia House decorated for the holidays! Owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society, Virginia House is located at 4301 Sulgrave Road in Richmond’s Windsor Farms neighb... Read More

Santa Comes To Rippon LodgeSanta Comes To Rippon Lodge
December 10, 2022 - December 10, 2022
Prince William County

You better watch out! You better not cry! Santa Claus is visiting Rippon Lodge for one afternoon only! Be on your best behavior and keep your name on the “Nice” list. Parents will be given special “Things Santa Should Know” cards upon arrival... Read More

Holiday Evening ToursHoliday Evening Tours
December 09, 2022 - December 30, 2022
City of Charlottesville

December 9 - 10, 16 - 19, 21 - 23, & 26 - 30 Join us for the rare opportunity to experience Monticello after dark, decorated with the style of holiday greenery found during Jefferson’s era. This tour offers an intimate look at how all people who... Read More

St. Nick at EndviewSt. Nick at Endview
December 08, 2022 - December 09, 2022
Newport News

Visit St. Nick in a private family setting! This annual event has been a holiday tradition for many. Admission is $5.00 per child and includes a pre-visit craft activity. Non-perishable food items are also requested for a local food bank. Reservation... Read More

Christmastide at Gunston HallChristmastide at Gunston Hall
December 03, 2022 - December 03, 2022
Fairfax County

Join us for this special visit to Christmases of the past. With games, live music, crafts, and more, peek into holiday celebrations at Gunston Hall in the 1920s and the 1780s. Explore what Christmas meant for all the different people–enslaved, inde... Read More

Wreath Making WorkshopsWreath Making Workshops
December 03, 2022 - December 06, 2022
Newport News

December 3, 10 AM – 12 PM December 6, 1 PM – 3 PM Adorn a grapevine wreath with period embellishments at this popular workshop. The $15.00 fee includes the wreath and all materials plus a guided holiday-themed tour of Endview. The program is ... Read More

Holiday Cheer at ScotchtownHoliday Cheer at Scotchtown
December 03, 2022 - December 03, 2022
Hanover County

Time to get into the holiday spirit at Scotchtown! Join us for holiday themed crafts, tours and much more! Story time at the top of every hour. Tickets include: o Open house tours o Costumed interpreters o Hot cider and cookies o Holiday Craft o... Read More

Holidays Through The AgesHolidays Through The Ages
December 02, 2022 - December 30, 2022
Prince William County

Stroll through seasonal celebrations of the past at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. With interiors and exteriors richly decorated for the holidays, guests enjoy an in-depth exploration of seasonal festivities over the centuries. Reservations suggeste... Read More

Yorktown Christmas Tree LightingYorktown Christmas Tree Lighting
December 02, 2022 - December 02, 2022

The holiday fun kicks off with Yorktown’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. This community tradition goes all the way back to 1945. That's the year that Reverend Claud G. Barkley, Pastor of Yorktown Baptist Church, and staff from the Coun... Read More

Wreath WorkshopsWreath Workshops
November 26, 2022 - December 04, 2022
City of Charlottesville

November 26, 27, 30 & December 2, 3, 4 Now in their 36th year, Monticello’s annual Wreath Workshops are once again back in-person for 2022. These fan favorite events will be led by Monticello Guide and Floral Designer, Lou Hatch, Monticello Cura... Read More

Holiday Food Drive for Love Outreach Food PantryHoliday Food Drive for Love Outreach Food Pantry
November 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Orange County

James Madison’s Montpelier is accepting donations to support the Orange County Love Outreach Food Pantry as they serve a community of families and individuals in need of assistance. The numbers are rising monthly and your donation, particularly dur... Read More

Mount Vernon by CandlelightMount Vernon by Candlelight
November 25, 2022 - December 18, 2022
Fairfax County

November 25 - 26, December 2 – 3, December 9 – 10, & December 18 Join us for a candlelit guided tour and hear about holiday traditions in 18th-century Virginia. Learn about the build-up to Revolution as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of th... Read More

For 2026: A Five-Year Conference SeriesFor 2026: A Five-Year Conference Series
October 28, 2022 - October 30, 2022
City of Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg, the Omohundro Institute, and William & Mary are joining together to host a series of five annual conferences to spotlight emerging research, connect a diverse public to scholars and research, and convene significant conversatio... Read More