Hennage Auditorium at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg March Events!
Your Good Neighbors Pass, Annual Membership, day pass or museum ticket will get you into the The Hennage Auditorium located inside the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Only the Weekly Workshops have a $5 fee (see at bottom of this post) Due to COVID-19 Restrictions seating is limited so please arrive early to get your seat!
Here are the March Programs
10:30 a.m. EXPERT INSIGHTS: TALKS FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
All are 45 minutes long (30 minutes program and 15 minutes Q&A) Included in museum admission.
Expert Insights: Crafting Women’s Activism
Wednesdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Learn how a silk sewing bag and a sampler stitched at Clarissa Lawrence’s African School are connected to the abolition and women’s suffrage movements.
1:30 p.m. NATION BUILDERS
All are 45 minutes long (30 minutes program and 15 minutes Q&A)
Nation Builders events are included in museum admission.
The Sword and the Press
Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 1:30 p.m.
Colonel George Washington, a burgess from Fairfax, and Clementina Rind, public printer, reflect on the last war with the French and how it affected each of their lives and the business of government.
A Patriotic American
Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 23 and 30 and Sunday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Braxton, wife of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, reflects on the changes, challenges, and consequences faced by her family during the Revolution.
She Had on When She Went Away –
Wednesdays, March 3, 10,17, 24 and 31 at 1:30 p.m.
Explore the material culture and lives of self-liberated Black women in the 18th Century and the society they inhabited during this new collaboration between the Milliner and Mantua makers and our Actor Interpreters.
See garments worn by our actors, based on runaway ads that appear 18th-Century gazettes.
Nation Builders discuss the Rights of Women
Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Join two Nation Builders and discuss how they viewed and debated the rights of women. What did they think of the vote? Do all women have rights? Are women equal to men in law and society? Speak with the Nation Builders, and the historians who portray them, to discuss this in and out of their 18th-century world.
Succordia’s Prayer – Fridays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 1:30 p.m.
As she mourns the passing of her beloved, Succordia, an enslaved woman in the twilight of her life, tells us her story of love and faith. Through story and song she relives the best and worst times of her life ultimately
realizing her worth isn’t determined by slave-owners, but by knowing who she is and who she really belongs to.
From the Ashes
Saturdays, March 6, 13 and 27 at 1:30 p.m.
As the ashes settle on Washington D.C., James and Dolley Madison struggle to find a path forward. In a rare moment away from the public spotlight, the two share their fears for the young nation and find courage in their
partnership that made history.
The Price of Womanhood
Sundays, March 7, 21 and 28 and Tuesday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Meet two women separated by time but not by place. Martha Barksdale was the first president of the Women’s Student Council that was formed after 1918 when 24 women were admitted to the first class of William & Mary.
How did her experience compare that of Ann Wager, the teacher at Virginia’s first school for African Americans during the American Revolution. Join these women as they discuss what it means to be female, educated, represented, and equal in Williamsburg.
1 hour – Requires a $5 program ticket in addition to museum admission.
A Quilter’s Housetop
Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 12:30 p.m.
Celebrate the life of Alabama quilter Susana Allen Hunter as we discuss her pieced Housetop quilt, then make a mini-quilt to take home. Additional $5 program ticket required in addition to museum admission.
Finding Jane Austen
Fridays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 12:30 p.m.
Demonstrate your “Austen expertise” by assisting your museum guide in exploring 3 regency objects, using three quotes from three of Austen’s books, then make an inspired bookmark to take home. Additional $5 program ticket required in addition to museum admission.
Folk Art and Craft
Saturdays, March 6 and 13 at 12:30 p.m.
Explore the Folk Art collection then make a craft inspired by an object on exhibit. Additional $5 program ticket required in addition to museum admission.
AROUND THE GALLERIES
Included in museum admission.
Tradespeople in the Galleries – Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Leckie Gallery – Visit with our harpsichord-makers, gunsmiths, joiners, tailors, engravers, wigmakers, or printers as they demonstrate the techniques and tools used in their trades.
Music in the Galleries – Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. in the Levanti Gallery. Enjoy 18th-century music played on a variety of period instruments (harpsichord, Baroque violin or viola da gamba) as members of our Governor’s Musick Ensemble share period music as you stroll the galleries.
Pop-Up Archaeology! – Mondays & Fridays, March 1, 5, 8 and 12 from 2-4 p.m. in the Goode Education Studio. Drop by to meet our archaeologists and discuss our ongoing work at Custis Square and the First Baptist Church archaeology sites. View recently unearthed artifacts, discover the history of these two exciting sites, and hear about what’s next!
Programs are subject to change. You can find the latest information at colonialwilliamsburg.org. All Hennage Auditorium programs have a limited capacity due to Governor’s Orders. Guests must wear masks when attending any of these programs at the Art Museums.
301 S Nassau St
Williamsburg, VA 23185