Upcoming events

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Agecroft Hall
    • 14
    Register

    The tables have turned on the Witchfinder! After much success helping to convict witches, Lucious Fitzherbert is being questioned about his tactics. He will be forced to defend his actions and explain why he is in the right. Join us at Agecroft Hall as the Witchfinder is questioned by magistrates and becomes the topic of debate at a local tavern. And finally, he will be "visited" by some of his victims who want to confront him one last time.

    This is a Living History performance that will take place in Agecroft's Great Hall.

    For mature audiences only. this event is not appropriate for young children

    Reservations and fees: $8.00 per person. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended due to limited space.


    • 20 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Agecroft Hall
    • 18
    Register

    The tables have turned on the Witchfinder! After much success helping to convict witches, Lucious Fitzherbert is being questioned about his tactics. He will be forced to defend his actions and explain why he is in the right. Join us at Agecroft Hall as the Witchfinder is questioned by magistrates and becomes the topic of debate at a local tavern. And finally, he will be "visited" by some of his victims who want to confront him one last time.

    This is a Living History performance that will take place in Agecroft's Great Hall.

    For mature audiences only. this event is not appropriate for young children

    Reservations and fees: $8.00 per person. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended due to limited space.


    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Agecroft Hall
    • 22
    Register

    The tables have turned on the Witchfinder! After much success helping to convict witches, Lucious Fitzherbert is being questioned about his tactics. He will be forced to defend his actions and explain why he is in the right. Join us at Agecroft Hall as the Witchfinder is questioned by magistrates and becomes the topic of debate at a local tavern. And finally, he will be "visited" by some of his victims who want to confront him one last time.

    This is a Living History performance that will take place in Agecroft's Great Hall.

    For mature audiences only. this event is not appropriate for young children

    Reservations and fees: $8.00 per person. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended due to limited space.


    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Agecroft Hall
    • 15
    Register

    Come and learn about seven examples of priceless 16th and 16th century books in Agecroft Hall’s collection. Books will be open to selected pages for your viewing pleasure. Titles include: Acts and Monuments, commonly known as Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, 1576; Raleigh’s History of the World, 1614; and Geneva Bible, 1610.

    Reservations: Reservations and advanced payment is not required, but appreciated.

    Price: $8.00 per person; FREE for Agecroft Hall Annual Pass holders.


    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Agecroft Hall
    • 60
    Register

    The Richmond Renaissance Dancers will present their multimedia program “The Dancing Queen: Court Dance in the Age of Elizabeth” at Agecroft Hall on Friday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m.  The program presents the majesty and elegance of court dancing from the perspective of Queen Elizabeth I and her courtiers. English almans and country dances, French branles, and Italian balli and cascarde were all part of the Elizabethan court repertoire. The Queen’s court will come alive once more through demonstrations of these late 16th century dances by the costumed Richmond Renaissance Dancers. Queen Elizabeth portrayer Linda Macdonald will also provide informative narrative and historical background, all within the beautiful surroundings of Agecroft Hall.            


    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Agecroft Hall
    • 30
    Register

    “Oh joy!  Rapture!  I have a brain.”

    L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

     “Scarecrows always have bad hair days.”

     Felder Rushing, Gestalt Gardener, Public Radio

                Sometimes when autumn wanes and year’s end beckons, a scarecrow, alone with his crows, comes to life and has an adventure or two or three.  Storyteller Pamela Bomboy returns to Agecroft to share tales of spirited scarecrows, their escapades, and their friends.  All ages welcome.


    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Agecroft Hall
    • 15
    Register

    Food or medicine? In a 17th century country house they were often the same thing. The Bellycheer: Dining in England 1580-1640 tour is a celebration of food and dining. Listen to a lively telling of uses of certain everyday foods, food preparation, manners, table etiquette, and customs on annual feast days. After the tour, guided by Tracy Weldon, enjoy refreshments and take home a tasty treat.

    Reservations:  Advanced reservations and payment are required by November 13th.

    Price: $8.00 per person; $4.00 for Agecroft Hall Annual Pass holders.


    • 21 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Agecroft Hall
    • 15
    Register

    Food or medicine? In a 17th century country house they were often the same thing. The Bellycheer: Dining in England 1580-1640 tour is a celebration of food and dining. Listen to a lively telling of uses of certain everyday foods, food preparation, manners, table etiquette, and customs on annual feast days. After the tour, guided by Tracy Weldon, enjoy refreshments and take home a tasty treat.

    Reservations:  Advanced reservations and payment are required by November 17th.

    Price: $8.00 per person; $4.00 for Agecroft Hall Annual Pass holders.


    • 08 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Agecroft Hall
    • 26
    Register

    Join us at Agecroft Hall to see John White, a UK based Performance Historian, bring Henry VIII to life.  The year is 1544 and King Henry, the Eighth of that name, is engaged upon 'Royal Progress'. His Majesty has halted here, this evening, in order to afford his loyal subjects, the opportunity to have 'audience' with their Sovereign Lord and King. The King, during the course of the 'audience', will recount the events of his long reign; telling of his wives and his children, and, at the conclusion of the ‘audience’, His Majesty will invite his Loyal subjects to ‘Petition’ him, to ask a question of him- on ANY related subject- there may be some surprising answers!

    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Agecroft Hall
    Register

    Experience the Christmas season at Agecroft Hall from three different eras: England in 1640, London in 1860, and Richmond in 1942. Charles Dickens will do a lively reading from his classic A Christmas Carol. Father Christmas will be ready to hear your Christmas wishes. You'll meet characters from England during the time of Dickens, and help them put up decorations and join them for a period parlor games.  The Williamsburg Waites will gladden your heart with Victorian carols and dances. Inside the house, you'll be introduced to the family and servants that lived at Agecroft in Elizabethan England as they prepare for a holiday feast. You'll see a Christmas party held in support of service men and women during World War II, and Pamela Bomboy will be telling stories of that period. Also back is Signora Bella performing her daring acrobatics with roaring good humor! The More or less Morris Dancers will perform, and craft activities are planned. It's outside and inside, so be sure to bundle up!

    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Agecroft Hall
    • 33
    Register

    Join us at Agecroft Hall to see John White, a UK based Performance Historian, appear as Michael Drayton.  A real life boyhood friend of William Shakespeare, Drayton recounts their friendship, their early times in Warwickshire, Shakespeare's success in London (as well as his own theatrical success) and the nature of Shakespeare's work. The story is rich with historic detail and illustrated with readings from the plays and sonnets. This presentation, commissioned by The Royal Household to complement the current exhibition at Windsor Castle, has been performed in the State Apartments at Windsor, several times during 2016.

    Reservations & Prices:        $12 per person. Due to limited space, advanced registration and payment are required.


Past events

07 Oct 2017 Garden Walk History Tour
07 Oct 2017 Garden Walk History Tour
05 Oct 2017 Judaism in Early Modern England: Special focus Tour
04 Oct 2017 Storytime at Agecroft: Gourd News and Harvest Folktales
30 Sep 2017 Windsor Walk: Windsor Farms Walking Tour
26 Sep 2017 Paws and Petals
24 Sep 2017 "Down Under": Fall Concert with the Richmond Concert Band
24 Sep 2017 Time Travelers: A Free Weekend of Richmond History Featuring 18 Historic Sites in the Region
23 Sep 2017 Time Travelers: A Free Weekend of Richmond History Featuring 18 Historic Sites in the Region
21 Sep 2017 Play Day RVA at Agecroft Hall
16 Sep 2017 Plague House: A Living History Tour through 17th Century Crisis
16 Sep 2017 Plague House: A Living History Tour through 17th Century Crisis
15 Sep 2017 Plague House: A Living History Tour through 17th Century Crisis
15 Sep 2017 SOLD OUT Plague House: A Living History Tour through 17th Century Crisis
20 Aug 2017 "Winter in August!": Summer Concert with the Richmond Concert Band
18 Aug 2017 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
07 Aug 2017 CANCELLED Diggin' in the Dirt: Kids Gardening Camp
04 Aug 2017 SOLD OUT Plague House: A Living History Tour through a 17th Century Crisis
04 Aug 2017 SOLD OUT Plague House: A Living History Tour through 17th Century Crisis
25 Jul 2017 Animals, Beasts & Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Special Focus Tour
19 Jul 2017 Storytime at Agecroft: Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table: Sir Pellinore and Sir Gawain
18 Jul 2017 Medical Science in the Age of Shakespeare: Special Focus Tour
12 Jul 2017 Storytime at Agecroft: Arthur and Merlin: The Making of a King
20 Jun 2017 Gendered Experiences: Women in Early Modern England: Special Focus Tour
16 Jun 2017 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
31 May 2017 Storytime at Agecroft: Even More Adventures of Robin Hood and His Merry Men
24 May 2017 Storytime at Agecroft: The Adventures of Robin Hood and His Merry Men
20 May 2017 The Virtues of Herbs: Living History Garden Tour
20 May 2017 Windsor Walk: Windsor Farms Walking Tour
17 May 2017 Free Admission For Richmond Bike Month
14 May 2017 Mother's Day Concert with the Richmond Concert Band
14 May 2017 Mother’s Day Tea & Tour (3:30pm Seating)
14 May 2017 Mother’s Day Tea & Tour (1:30pm Seating)
14 May 2017 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
14 May 2017 Free Garden Admission on Mother’s Day
27 Apr 2017 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
23 Apr 2017 Shakespeare’s Tea & Tour
22 Apr 2017 The Bard’s Birthday: A Celebration of Shakespeare
18 Apr 2017 Gendered Experiences: Women in Early Modern England: Special Focus Tour
11 Apr 2017 Dining with Shakespeare: Special Focus Tour
04 Apr 2017 Dining with Shakespeare: Special Focus Tour
07 Mar 2017 Women in Science in the Age of Shakespeare: Special Focus Tour
19 Feb 2017 Agecroft Hall from Elizabethan Manor House to Victorian Country House: Special Focus Tour
17 Feb 2017 Homeschool Day at Agecroft Hall
17 Feb 2017 SOLD OUT: Homeschool Day at Agecroft Hall- Life on the Manor Program
27 Jan 2017 Cancelled: Chinese New Year at Agecroft Hall: 8:00pm Special Focus Tour
27 Jan 2017 Cancelled: Chinese New Year at Agecroft Hall: 6:00pm Special Focus Tour
27 Jan 2017 Cancelled: Chinese New Year at Agecroft Hall: 4:00pm Special Focus Tour
24 Jan 2017 Agecroft Hall: A House on the Move
10 Jan 2017 “Come Kate, let’s to bed”: The Cultural Meaning of Beds in Early Modern England
16 Dec 2016 Lutes, Flutes, & Singing Strings: Music and Instruments for a Shakespeare Christmas: Special Focus Tour
14 Dec 2016 Shakespeare- In Celebration of a Life: A First Person Presentation
11 Dec 2016 Yuletides at Agecroft: A Christmas Open House
09 Dec 2016 SOLD OUT: An Evening with Henry VIII: A First Person Presentation with John White
22 Nov 2016 SOLD OUT:Bellycheer: Dining in England 1580-1640: Special Focus Tour
11 Nov 2016 The Dancing Queen: Court Dance in the Age of Elizabeth
08 Nov 2016 Bellycheer: Dining in England 1580-1640: Special Focus Tour
06 Nov 2016 Romeo and Juliet in Film and Music
05 Nov 2016 Treachery and Treason: Special Focus Tour
05 Nov 2016 Treachery and Treason: Special Focus Tour
21 Oct 2016 SOLD OUT Folklore, Fantastical Animals and Fairy Tales: All Hallow’s at Agecroft
21 Oct 2016 SOLD OUT Folklore, Fantastical Animals and Fairy Tales: All Hallow’s at Agecroft
20 Oct 2016 SOLD OUT Folklore, Fantastical Animals and Fairy Tales: All Hallow’s at Agecroft
20 Oct 2016 SOLD OUT Folklore, Fantastical Animals and Fairy Tales: All Hallow’s at Agecroft
15 Oct 2016 Windsor Walk: Windsor Farms Walking Tour
13 Oct 2016 Marye Bucke: The True Story Behind The Tempest
12 Oct 2016 Storytime at Agecroft: Even More Gourd News and Harvest Folk Tales
05 Oct 2016 Storytime at Agecroft: Gourd News and Harvest Folk Tales
01 Oct 2016 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
25 Sep 2016 "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!": Fall Concert with the Richmond Concert Band
25 Sep 2016 Time Travelers Passport Weekend of Richmond History with 14 Historic Sites & Smithsonian Museum Live
24 Sep 2016 SOLD OUT: The Peculiar Case of Jane Wentworth: A Witch Trial Based on Historical Texts
24 Sep 2016 Time Travelers Passport Weekend of Richmond History with 14 Historic Sites & Smithsonian Museum Live
23 Sep 2016 SOLD OUT:The Peculiar Case of Jane Wentworth: A Witch Trial Based on Historical Texts
22 Sep 2016 The Peculiar Case of Jane Wentworth: A Witch Trial Based on Historical Texts
21 Aug 2016 "It's a Grand Night for Singing": Summer Concert with the Richmond Concert Band
19 Aug 2016 Wags & Wine Happy Hour
19 Aug 2016 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
02 Aug 2016 Death in Tudor England: Special Focus Tour
01 Aug 2016 Diggin' in the Dirt: Kids Gardening Camp
19 Jul 2016 The Universe & Your (In)significant Place In It: Special Focus Tour
13 Jul 2016 Storytime at Agecroft: Shakespeare’s Playbook: Reader’s Theatre for Young Players
08 Jul 2016 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
06 Jul 2016 Storytime at Agecroft: Shakespeare’s Playbook: Reader’s Theatre for Young Players
17 Jun 2016 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
31 May 2016 Free Admission for Richmond Bike Month on Tuesday, May 31st
17 May 2016 The Universe & Your (In)significant Place In It: Special Focus Tour
14 May 2016 “What, Have We a Marriage Here?”: A Wedding at Agecroft Hall: Living History program
14 May 2016 “I am Content to Take Thee”: Wedding preparations at Agecroft Hall: Living History Encounter Tour
08 May 2016 "A (Musical) Richmond Trolley Ride": Mother's Day Concert with the Richmond Concert Band
08 May 2016 Mother’s Day Tea & Tour
08 May 2016 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
08 May 2016 Free Garden Admission on Mother’s Day
04 May 2016 Storytime at Agecroft: Swords and Champions: Impossible Feats
27 Apr 2016 Storytime at Agecroft: Swords and Champions: King Arthur's Knights
24 Apr 2016 Concert by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet
23 Apr 2016 Bard’s Happy Hour with Tours
23 Apr 2016 The Bard’s Birthday: A Celebration of Shakespeare
05 Apr 2016 Science in the Age of Shakespeare: Special Focus Tour
05 Apr 2016 Dining with Shakespeare: Special Focus Tour
29 Mar 2016 Dining with Shakespeare: Special Focus Tour
18 Mar 2016 The Court Leet: Justice in 17th Century England
13 Mar 2016 Free Time Travelers Passport Weekend
12 Mar 2016 Free Time Travelers Passport Weekend
19 Feb 2016 Homeschool Day at Agecroft Hall
19 Feb 2016 SOLD OUT Homeschool Day at Agecroft Hall- Life on the Manor Program
13 Feb 2016 “I am Content to Take Thee”: Wedding preparations at Agecroft Hall: Living History Encounter Tour
13 Feb 2016 “I am Content to Take Thee”: Wedding preparations at Agecroft Hall: Living History Encounter Tour
07 Feb 2016 Celebrate Chinese New Year at Agecroft Hall: Special Focus Tour
07 Feb 2016 Celebrate Chinese New Year at Agecroft Hall: Special Focus Tour
16 Dec 2015 The Traditions of Christmas: An Evening with the Butler of an English Manor House
13 Dec 2015 Yuletides at Agecroft: A Christmas Open House
11 Dec 2015 An Evening with Henry VIII: A First Person Presentation with John White
08 Dec 2015 Artists and Attribution at Agecroft Hall: New discoveries from the ‘Reformation to Restoration Project’ at the Yale Center for British Art
24 Nov 2015 Bellycheer: Dining in England 1580-1640: Special Focus Tour
19 Nov 2015 Bellycheer: Dining in England 1580-1640: Special Focus Tour
13 Nov 2015 The Dancing Queen: Court Dance in the Age of Elizabeth
12 Nov 2015 CANCELLED Treachery & Treason: Guy Fawkes & Aaron Burr: Special Focus Tour
12 Nov 2015 CANCELLED Treachery & Treason: Guy Fawkes & Aaron Burr: Special Focus Tour
05 Nov 2015 Treachery & Treason: Guy Fawkes & the Gun Powder Plot: Special Focus Tour
05 Nov 2015 Treachery & Treason: Guy Fawkes & the Gun Powder Plot: Special Focus Tour
30 Oct 2015 SOLD OUT: Madness and Mayhem: All Hallow's Eve at Agecroft Hall
30 Oct 2015 SOLD OUT: Madness and Mayhem: All Hallow's Eve at Agecroft Hall
29 Oct 2015 SOLD OUT: Madness and Mayhem: All Hallow's Eve at Agecroft Hall
29 Oct 2015 SOLD OUT: Madness and Mayhem: All Hallow's Eve at Agecroft Hall
15 Oct 2015 Death: Special Focus Tour
10 Oct 2015 Storytime at Agecroft: Gourd News and Harvest Folk Tales
10 Oct 2015 Windsor Walk: Windsor Farms Walking Tour
08 Oct 2015 Scents and Sensibility: Perfume Making Workshop at Agecroft Hall
27 Sep 2015 CANCELLED "Father Time and Mother Earth" Fall Concert with the Richmond Concert Band
26 Sep 2015 SOLD OUT- The Peculiar Case of Jane Wentworth: A Witch Trial Based on Historical Texts
25 Sep 2015 SOLD OUT- The Peculiar Case of Jane Wentworth: A Witch Trial Based on Historical Texts
24 Sep 2015 SOLD OUT- The Peculiar Case of Jane Wentworth: A Witch Trial Based on Historical Texts
19 Sep 2015 Seersucker Social Ride
12 Sep 2015 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
23 Aug 2015 Summer Concert with the Richmond Concert Band
21 Aug 2015 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
14 Aug 2015 Wags and Wine
11 Aug 2015 The Universe & Your (In)significant Place In It: Special Focus Tour
03 Aug 2015 Diggin' in the Dirt: Kids Gardening Camp
16 Jul 2015 “I am Content to Take Thee”: Wedding preparations at Agecroft Hall: Living History Encounter Tour
16 Jul 2015 “I am Content to Take Thee”: Wedding preparations at Agecroft Hall: Living History Encounter Tour
10 Jul 2015 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
08 Jul 2015 Storytime at Agecroft: More Golden Tales for a Midsummer’s Afternoon
01 Jul 2015 Storytime at Agecroft: Golden Tales for a Midsummer’s Afternoon
26 Jun 2015 Common Scents: a Garden Distilling Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
13 Jun 2015 “What, Have We a Marriage Here?”: A Wedding at Agecroft Hall: Living History program
13 Jun 2015 “I am Content to Take Thee”: Wedding preparations at Agecroft Hall: Living History Encounter Tour
13 Jun 2015 “I am Content to Take Thee”: Wedding preparations at Agecroft Hall: Living History Encounter Tour
30 May 2015 Windsor Walk: Windsor Farms Walking Tour
20 May 2015 Storytime at Agecroft: Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table: Sir Pellinore and Sir Gawain
13 May 2015 Storytime at Agecroft: Arthur and Merlin: The Making of a King
10 May 2015 "Tools of the Trade" Mother's Day Concert with the Richmond Concert Band
10 May 2015 Mother’s Day Tea & Tour
10 May 2015 Free Garden Admission on Mother’s Day
25 Apr 2015 The Bard’s Birthday: A Celebration of Shakespeare
23 Apr 2015 Science in the Age of Shakespeare: Special Focus Tour
23 Apr 2015 Dining with Shakespeare and Science in the Age of Shakespeare: Special Focus Tours
23 Apr 2015 Dining with Shakespeare: Special Focus Tour
11 Apr 2015 Windsor Walk: Windsor Farms Walking Tour
25 Mar 2015 Shakespeare in Art: Lecture and Discussion with Margaret Hancock
22 Mar 2015 Free Weekend of Richmond History: Time Travelers Passport
21 Mar 2015 Free Weekend of Richmond History: Time Travelers Passport
20 Mar 2015 1st Day of Spring Tea & Tour: Special Focus Tour
18 Mar 2015 The Williams Library: Special Focus Tour
18 Mar 2015 Dining with Shakespeare: Special Focus Tour
04 Mar 2015 Shakespeare's Kitchen: Peacocks and Pageantry with Francine Segan
25 Feb 2015 Bellycheer: Dining in England 1580-1640: Special Focus Tour
19 Feb 2015 Celebrate Chinese New Year at Agecroft Hall: Special Focus Tour
19 Feb 2015 Celebrate Chinese New Year at Agecroft Hall: Special Focus Tour
19 Feb 2015 Celebrate Chinese New Year at Agecroft Hall: Special Focus Tour
19 Feb 2015 Celebrate Chinese New Year at Agecroft Hall: Special Focus Tour
16 Dec 2014 The Traditions of Christmas: An Evening with the Butler of an English Manor House
13 Nov 2014 Saducismus Triumphatus: A Witch Trial Based on 17th Century Historical Texts
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