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March 2019

The Art of Play

March 29 - September 30

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will invite guests of all ages to come outside and play! The Art of Play transforms the Garden into a vibrant canvas where visitors will express themselves in a palette of playful activities. Interactive sculpture, innovative programming, multisensory activities and Pop-up Play Stations, all curated to engage imaginations and inspire flights of fancy, will awaken the artist in everyone. We’ve commissioned six Virginia artists to create whimsical installations that invite adults and children alike to engage in the creative process…

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April 2019

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!

April 12 @ 9:00 am - October 14 @ 4:45 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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VISIT M&T BANK BUTTERFLIES LIVE! ****APRIL 12 – OCTOBER 14, 2019**** Daily from 9 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. Plus, new in 2019: extended summer hours on Thursday nights (til 8 p.m.) during Flowers after 5. Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties — fascinating and showy — transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new. M&T…

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September 2019

Damien Davis: “Color Cargo”

September 6 - November 3

Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents “Color Cargo,” an exhibition of work by Damien Davis, curated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken. “Color Cargo” examines, through the distinct voice of the artist, the role of wood in historical and contemporary commercial transport—from the mid-Atlantic slave trade to e-commerce—and the subjective power of color as a tool for assigning value, in order to create a deceptively appealing space for confronting bias and dehumanization in contemporary society. “Color Cargo” debuted at the Center for…

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Everlasting Love: The Dooleys’ 150th Wedding Anniversary

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - November 1 @ 5:00 pm

Maymont Mansion
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Revel in the tender romance between James and Sallie Dooley, which spanned more than 50 years, during the 150th anniversary of their September 1869 nuptials. Delight in tales of their life together and learn about Victorian wedding and anniversary customs, some of which are still practiced today! Tours available September 10 - November 1, Tuesdays-Sundays, 12-5pm. Last tour begins at 4:30pm. Suggested $5 admission. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.

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Field Day of the Past

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Field Day of the Past Show Grounds
1741 Ashland Rd.
Rockville, VA 23146
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What started as a steam and gas engine show in Goochland County in 1992 has now become one of the area’s most popular annual festivals. Field Day of the Past is a three-day festival that offers a celebration of local history with truck and tractor pulls, small engine displays, historic exhibits and re-enactments, living history exhibits, arts and crafts, carnival rides, heritage crafts, animal displays, equestrian shows, and much, much more. Bring the whole family and enjoy a taste of…

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Publick Days: The 1619 Burgesses and Godspeed from Jamestown

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 10:00am


Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA 23836
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Henricus Historical Park is holding its signature celebration of the 1611 founding of the Citie of Henricus featuring the Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement! The 17th-century ship replica, Godspeed, will be docked at Henricus for free tours each day. Watch 400 years of history come to life with colonial and Virginia Indian living-history interpretation including a military timeline of soldiers through the ages. Activities and demonstrations will include military drills and musket firings, craftsmen and blacksmiths, 17th-century medicine, historical children’s games…

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Time Travelers: Free Admission Weekend at The Valentine

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Valentine
1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Free

Time Travelers, a biannual Richmond Region tradition, invites tourists and locals alike to discover the area’s treasures spanning 400 years of fascinating history! This includes historic homes and other one-of-a-kind attractions. 19 of the area’s historic sites will offer visitors a “Passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend, September 21-22. Click here to see participating sites.

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Fall Book Sale

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 1, 2019


Virginia Museum of History and Culture
428 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Need to read? Join us for the Fall Book Sale at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture on Thursday, September 19 through Tuesday, October 1, 2019. We have thousands of gently-used hardcover, softcover, fiction, and nonfiction titles just waiting for you to peruse. All books are in good condition and many have a historical connection. Visit our museum shop 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and choose something new for your personal library. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Interested in donating to the book…

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Stratford Hall Annual Wine and Oyster Festival

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 10:00am


Stratford Hall
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
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For great wines, delicious local seafood, and fine crafts and artisans, don’t miss the Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival! There will be wine tastings available from Virginia wineries, as well as local oysters. Bring the whole family for a day or for the weekend and enjoy food trucks and breweries as you explore local artisan booths. Plus, there will be entertainment both days with live music and activities for all ages. While you're there be sure to take tours…

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Figures of Freedom Downtown Walking Tour

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2019


The Valentine
1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Tour Shockoe Bottom, one of Richmond’s oldest historic districts, and explore the struggles for freedom that helped shape America. Discover stories of Virginia’s earliest indigenous inhabitants, Thomas Jefferson’s historic Statute of Religious Freedom, enslaved people fighting to be free, Dr. Mary Walker’s demands for equality for women and more. Family friendly tour. Kids under 18 are free. Offered Saturday and Sunday | May-October | 10:30-11:45 a.m.

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