June 2021 events at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg including live theatre in the Hennage Auditorium
The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg have daily live theatre, art projects for kids, and so much more. Your Good Neighbors Pass, Annual Membership, day pass or museum ticket will get you into the Art Museums and The Hennage Auditorium located inside the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. If an extra fee is needed it will be mentioned below or at the link on each event. Programming wonderful as is the newly renovated Museum.
Here are the June Programs:
Museum Murder Mystery: Curse of the Witch Bottle – Wednesdays, June 16, 23 and 30 at 4 p.m.
90 minutes – Requires a $10 adult/$5 youth program ticket in addition to museum admission.
Just before a scheduled press conference announcing the recent discovery of a suspected “witch bottle” found near
Williamsburg, a British expert is found murdered. Did a Williamsburg colleague kill her, or was it a curse from the bottle
itself? With the help of crime scene clues and expert and suspect interviews, join the team to solve this fictitious murder.
1 hour – Included in museum admission.
Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia: Wednesdays, June 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.
Carson Hudson discusses how Virginians shared a belief in the supernatural and witches with their northern neighbors.
Thomas Commeraw, Potter – Friday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Explore the life of a New York City potter who was part of the “Back to Africa” Movement.
Cesar Chelor, Toolmaker – Friday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m.
Learn about the life and trade of one of the earliest documented African-American toolmakers.
1:30 p.m. NATION BUILDERS
45 minutes (30 minutes program and 15 minutes Q&A) Included in museum admission.
Good Progress Tuesdays, June 1 and 8 at 1:30 p.m.
Mrs. Wager, Williamsburg Bray School, debates the nature of her school with Elizabeth DeRosario, a free woman of color.
A Soldier’s Journey – Wednesdays, June 2 and 9 at 1:30 p.m.
John Jarret Carter, a solider in Washington’s army, shares advice as the British army marches toward Williamsburg.
A Mother Enslaved:
Thursday, June 3 and Saturday June 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Ryland Randolph left instructions in his will that Aggy and her two children were to be freed. However, after his death, his wishes are ignored and Aggy must fight for their freedom before another master re-enslaves them.
Forgotten Hero: General Rochambeau – Fridays, June 4 and 11 at 1:30 p.m.
General Rochambeau explains the French contributions to the war and how this alliance brought success at Yorktown.
Nation Builders discuss the Institution of Slavery:
Saturday, June 5 & Thursday June 10 at 1:30 p.m.
Speak with the Nation Builders, and the historians who portray them, to give context in and out of their 18th-century world.
Pursuing Happiness Sunday, June 6 and Mondays, June 14, 21 and 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Witness a series of imagined conversations between Thomas Jefferson, John Locke, and King George III to discover the
ghosts behind Jefferson’s drafts of the Declaration of Independence.
The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret
Monday, June 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Join Mrs. Washington in 1799 as she deals with the General’s Last Will and hear from George on his evolution on slavery.
From the Ashes – Sundays, June 13, 20 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.
Teach them Diligently – Tuesdays, June 15, 22 and 29 at 1:30 p.m.
Meet Ann Wager, a lifelong teacher, as she experiences what it takes to run the Williamsburg Bray School.
Judith and Daniel – Wednesdays, June 16, 23 and 30 at 1:30 p.m.
This enslaved couple, anxiously await their reunion after a year apart. Learn the tragic story resulting in their separation.
Voices in the Community – Thursdays, June 17 and 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Rev. Pamphlet, pastor of newly constructed First Baptist Church, explores the role of his congregation in the community.
My Dear Madam – Fridays, June 18 and 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Mrs. Washington reflects on her friendship with Mrs. Adams that shaped their shared role of President’s lady.
SPECIAL AFTERNOON PROGRAM
45 minutes (30 min program and 15 min Q&A) Included in museum admission.
She Had on When She Went Away – Tuesdays, June 15, 22 and 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Explore the material culture and lives of self-liberated Black women in the 18th century and the society they inhabited.
45 minutes (30 minutes program and 15 minutes Q&A) Included in museum admission.
Spotswood’s Journey and Williamsburg’s Magazine – Tuesday, June 1 at 4:30
Discover Alexander Spotswood’s military career, how he became Royal Governor, and his role in building the Magazine.
Visit with a Colonial Silversmith -Thursday, June 3 at 4:30
Discover silversmiths whose important roles will dispel pre-conceptions about whom you would find working in the shop.
Learning to Learn: Apprenticeship Then & Now – Sunday, June 6 at 4:30
Discover apprenticeships in the 18th century and how our apprenticeship program is informed by it and how it differs.
From Manuscript to the Street – Tuesday, June 8 at 4:30
Discover how the Fifes and Drums take a musical manuscript from the 18th century and bring it back to life.
Is that a Cello? Or a Viol? Thursday, June 10 at 4:30
Explore the history, construction, and repertoire of these two bowed stringed instruments, and hear them both in action!
Visit with the Gunsmith – Sunday, June 13 at 4:30 p.m.
Discover three Virginia rifles made along the Great Wagon Road during this photographic study.
Visit with the Bookbinder Monday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m.
Learn about the tools and techniques used by Bookbinders used in 18th-century Williamsburg.
A Voyage Around the World: 1740-2021 Thursday, June 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Apprentice Engraver William Fleming discusses the history of his first copperplate print, focused on the HMS Centurion.
Tools Tell Stories: The Planes of Cesar Chelor Sunday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m.
The Cabinetmakers construct a raised panel door using planes reproduced from those made by this free black man.
Visit with the Apothecary – Monday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m.
Join the Apothecary and discover how much, and how little, medicine has changed since the time of George Washington.
Tin-plate: Its Origins and Use in Williamsburg Thursday, June 24 at 4:30 p.m.
In a whirlwind look at its origins, from mining to manufacturing, explore how it arrived in town and how it was used.
Clothing Enslaved People in Colonial Virginia Sunday, June 27 at 4:30 p.m.
Join apprentice tailor Tim Logue to discover the complex relationships between apparel, labor, identity, and enslavement.
John Hemmings: Enslaved Joiner of Monticello Monday, June 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Amanda Doggett discusses John Hemmings and his contribution to building Thomas Jefferson’s home on the little hill.
1 hour – Requires a $5 program ticket in addition to museum admission.
Folk Art and Craft Saturdays, June 12 at 12:30 p.m.
Explore the Folk Art collection then make a craft inspired by an object on exhibit. $5 ticket
Finding Jane Austen Friday, June 4 at 12:30 p.m.
Exploring regency objects, using quotes from Austen’s books, then make an inspired bookmark. $5 ticket
A Quilter’s Housetop Tuesdays, June 1 and 8 at 12:30 p.m.
Discuss Susana Allen Hunter’s pieced Housetop quilt, then make a mini-quilt to take home. $5 ticket
DROP-IN CRAFT TIME
Art Stop DAILY!:
Art Stop DAILY between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Explore the galleries, then drop by the Education Studio to create a work of art inspired by an object on exhibit.
AROUND THE GALLERIES
Included in museum admission.
NEW TOUR – At a Glance
Daily 10:30 a.m. Meet in South Campbell Gallery
Join us on a 20-minute guided tour and enjoy some Museum favorites.
Tradespeople in the Galleries
Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Leckie Gallery
Visit with harpsichord-makers, silversmiths, cabinetmakers, tailors, engravers, wigmakers, or printers.
Music in the Galleries
Wed 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Levanti Gallery
Enjoy 18th-century music on a variety of period instruments (harpsichord, Baroque violin or viola da gamba).
Programs are subject to change. You can find the latest information at colonialwilliamsburg.org.
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