"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Social events

The Virginia Historical Society hosts many social events that are intended to bring family and community together. 

The Compleat Cyder at Blue Bee CiderHistory on Tap

The VHS has a large number of cookbooks, ledgers, and diaries that contain recipes for beer, mead, wine, cider, and other beverages.  The "History on Tap" program puts recipes from our collection to the test as we partner with local breweries and cideries to reproduce the past.  Past "History on Tap" collaborations include:  Jane's Percimon Beer produced by Ardent Craft Ales, The Compleat Cyder produced by Blue Bee Cider, and Queen Bee produced by Black Heath Meadery.  Learn more about "History on Tap."

Created Equal Film Series in honor of Grady W. Powell

The Created Equal Film Series focuses on themes related to civil rights, human rights, and social justice in American history. In 2015 the VHS will screen four films that encourage audiences to explore these issues and their significance in contemporary American society. Created Equal is hosted by the VHS in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center, and supported in part by Diversity Richmond’s VHS Guy Kinman Research Award.  Learn more about the Created Equal film series.

Spring tea at Virginia House

Your visit begins with a guided tour of the great rooms of Virginia House followed by a walk through the gardens to see seasonal blooms. Your visit concludes with a special seasonal presentation while you enjoy tea and scones on the terrace.

Mother's Day tea at Virginia House

Spend an afternoon at Virginia House. Your visit begins with a guided tour of the great rooms of Virginia House followed by a walk through the grand gardens. Your visit concludes with tea on the terrace.

Harvest tea at Virginia House

Your afternoon includes a tour of Virginia House followed by a stroll through the fall gardens. While you enjoy tea, sandwiches, and sweets on the terrace, learn how to harvest herbs and include them in your tea at home. Participants will even have a chance to sample herb-infused treats and develop their own tea blend.

Gingerbread tea at Virginia House

Celebrate the holidays and create a new family tradition! Design and build your own gingerbread house using gingerbread pieces, snow-like frosting, gumdrops, candy canes, and other colorful treats. Cider and cookies will be served as Virginia House staff talk about holiday traditions in the Tudor home.

Separate days are scheduled for families, adults, and for families with children age five and under.

Holiday tea at Virginia House

Spend an afternoon enjoying tea, conversation, and holiday decorations at Virginia House. Learn how Alexander and Virginia Weddell may have celebrated the holidays while living in Mexico, Argentina, and Spain. Your visit will include tea and a guided tour of the festively decorated rooms at Virginia House and a walk through the grand gardens of Virginia House.

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