Courthouses served as centers for local communities. People conducted business, interacted with the government, and observed trials and punishments. After a short exploration of the Courthouse and its surroundings, participate in a local court session where lives, liberties, and property are contested. Take on the role of justice, attorney, litigant, petitioner, or defendant and experience how the rights of Virginians were maintained in open court. Adult subject matter.
Dates & Times
Presentation: Order in the Court
Hands-On: Daily Life
Participate in the daily activities of an 18th-century family at the Geddy House.
Tour: Bassett Trace Nature Trail Walk
Stroll the Bassett Trace Nature Trail and learn about Virginia’s wildlife and native habitats. If you like nature and enjoy being outdoors, this walk is for you!
Open to the Public
Music: Governor's Musick in the Geddy House
Join members of the Governor’s Musick in the Geddy House as they illustrate domestic music on period instruments.