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
Dining Event: Revel at Chowning's Tavern
Join us at Chowning’s Tavern for an evening of 18th-century merrymaking.
Open to the Public
Special Event: A Summer Gown in a Day
The Mantua-makers are making a gown in a day! See the dress take shape, learn about summer fashions, and chat with Mrs. Wager about the hopes and dreams of her Bray School.
Presentation: How Emma Willard Mapped the Past
Emma Willard, a groundbreaking educator of the 19th century, believed that history and geography were not just interdependent subjects, and were best learned visually.
Art Museums Admission