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Filoli School Programs
Woodside CA (September 18, 2018 - June 18, 2019)
House Garden Experience 1st-5th Grades Relaunches in September of 2018 Students are led by chaperones on a station-based experience through the House...
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From Biplanes to Bombers: Santa Monica Airport’s First Fifty Years, 1917-1967
Santa Monica CA (October 13, 2018 - February 23, 2019)
On Saturday, October 13th, the Santa Monica History Museum invites you to join us for our newest exhibition, “From Biplanes to Bombers: Santa Monica Airport’s First Fifty Years, 1917-1967.” The...
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Los Altos History Museum's Exhibition Tells the Story of Juana Briones
Los Altos CA (October 18, 2018 - March 31, 2019)
Juana Briones was a 19th century woman who overcame personal, economic, and political struggles to become a successful entrepreneur, healer, advocate, and landowner, purchasing a ranch in...
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Historic Preservation Trades Program - Spring 2019 Courses
Savannah GA (January 7 - April 26, 2019)
Interested in historic preservation trades? Open registration is here.. Spring 2019 we will be offering Advanced Preservation Skills Material Sciences/Metals Structural...
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Preservation Workshops in Astoria Oregon
Astoria OR (January 12 - March 10, 2019)
Clatsop Community College Historic Preservation and Restoration Winter 2019 Workshop Schedule Register online at www.clatsopcc.edu...
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ROMANCE: Stories of Love and Passion in the Mid-Willamette Valley
Salem OR (January 24 - April 20, 2019)
“Romance: Stories of Love and Passion in the Mid-Willamette Valley” January 24 — April 20, 2019 Open during WHC museum hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm View more information...

35th Annual Small Museum Association Conference
College Park MD (February 17-19, 2019)
The annual SMA conference attracts more than 300 museum professionals, board members, and volunteers from a wide variety of small museums. They attend sessions on topics ranging from collections and education...
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Antique Show & Sale, Appraisals & Chili Lunch
Richfield WI (February 17, 2019)
11th Annual Antique Show Sale, Appraisals Chili Lunch Quality dealers offering Antiques, Vintage and Collectible items for sale. Dealers Welcome. 5 Appraisers,...
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Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island, NY
STATEN ISLAND NY (February 23 - March 16, 2019)
Children ages 2-12 years old are invited to join us for this course that meets for four Saturdays. Our goals are to learn about lighthouses their purposes, architecture, history, and stories of their keepers...
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Hands on History
Santa Monica CA (February 23, 2019)
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Old Pasadena Pub Crawl
Pasadena CA (February 23, 2019)
Experience the history of a few famous ?and infamous Pasadena watering holes? and haunts. This guided tour of Pasadena’s original downtown includes stops at a handful of pubs, distinctive for their history,...
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Linden Place Mansion’s Concert Series Presents: The Vox Hunters
Bristol RI (February 24, 2019)
Linden Place Mansion welcomes folk duo, The Vox Hunters, on Sunday, February 24 at 2pm for an intimate performance of historic songs, ballads, poetry and local ditties all hailing from Rhode Island. View more information...

The National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island, NY Lecture/Educational Series Continue
Staten Island NY (February 24, 2019)
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum, 200 the Promenade at Lighthouse Point, St.George, (adjacent to the Free Staten Island Ferry) Staten Island NY 10301, 2-4 pm, Professor Ira Breskin,...
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American Alliance of Museums' Museum Advocacy Day
Washington DC (February 25-26, 2019)
Be a part of the largest group of advocates as MANY lead's New York's delegation of advocates through AAM's Advocacy Day. Spend Monday learning alongside peers from across the country and Tuesday visiting yourrepresentatives...
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Architectural Preservation in Mexico Exhibit and Lecture
MIAMI FL (February 27 - March 8, 2019)
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DR.ARQ. GABRIEL MERIGO-BASURTO (U.N.A.M.)
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Preservation Leadership Training®: ReImagining Intersections at Historic Sites
Washington DC (February 27 - March 1, 2019)
This Preservation Leadership Training®, developed in partnership with Museum Hue, will provide attendees with the tools and strategies to center underrepresented stories at historic sites. View more information...

Stressed About Pests? Integrated Pest Management for Heritage Preservation Professionals
San Francisco CA (February 28 - March 1, 2019)
Integrated Pest Management is now considered an essential component of a well-rounded preventive care policy. Preventing pest damage is better for collections and, over time, more cost effective than treating...
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Preservation Thursday: The Origin of the Black Hills National Forest: 1875-1907
Deadwood SD (February 28, 2019)
The story begins in 1876 amidst the Black Hills Gold Rush that triggered settlement in the Black Hills. Gold miners needed large volumes of timer for placer mining, and even larger volumes as they followed...
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Soup at Six—Lawyer, Congressman, Friend: William McKinley’s Stop in Stark County that Lasted Forever
Canton OH (February 28, 2019)
Join Archivist Mark Holland on Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 PM for the McKinley Presidential Library Museum’s next Soup at Six. Mark will illustrate with sight and sound a part of William...
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Extraordinary Women of the East Bay: An Exhibition of Images, Artifacts and Biographies
Bristol RI (March 1-31, 2019)
Visitors of all ages are invited to Linden Place Mansion this March and the Edward King House in April to view a special exhibition that recognizes and celebrates sixty women who have made a difference...
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57th Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest
Key West FL (March 2, 2019)
This annual Contest celebrates the historic importance of the conch in the Keys, where the far-reaching sounds from conch shells were used by the Calusa Indians for communication, by sailors as fog horns,...
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Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour
Pasadena CA (March 2, 2019)
Old Pasadena has gone from drab and dingy to a shopping and dining destination. Without Pasadena Heritage, this National Register Historic District would have been destroyed! Now it is one of the finest...
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PRESS RELEASE: Celebrate Mardi Gras With Cool Jazz At the National Lighthouse Museum
Staten Island NY (March 2, 2019)
Celebrate Mardi Gras' Light Moments with Cool Jazz at the National Lighthouse Museum, 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point,St. George, (adjacent to the FREE Staten Island Ferry) on Saturday, March...
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Symposium on Influential Women of Color in Northern CA History
Los Altos CA (March 2, 2019)
Los Altos History Museum presents a day-long symposium, "Negotiating Boundaries: Women of Color in Northern California History" exploring the lives of influential women who helped shape our communities....
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12th Annual Casa Grande Fine Art Explosion
Casa Grande AZ (March 8-10, 2019)
We would like to invite you join us for the 12th Annual Casa Grande Fine Art Explosion on March 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2019 in Casa Grande, AZ. Our event has been established as one of the unique shows...
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Ladies of Linden Place Guided Tour
Bristol RI (March 9, 2019)
On Saturday, March 9 at 11:00am, Saturday, March 16 at 11:00am and Saturday, March 23 at 11:00am, a special docent-led tour is being offered in celebration of Women’s History Month focusing...
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The National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island, NY Lecture/Educational Series Continue -"Before the Q
Staten Island NY (March 10, 2019)
Dr. Robert Marraccino and Dr. Michael Vigorito will continue to educate us about the Quarantine Grounds. They previously spoke to us about the Quarantine which stood ON THE PRESENT SITE OF THE NATIONAL...
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Free Lecture Series - Bill Durant: The Father of General Motors
Lansing MI (March 11, 2019)
Like R.E. Olds, Billy Durant put his own special mark on the auto industry in Lansing, Michigan, the nation, and ultimately the world. Durant’s creation of General Motors in 1908 in the tumultuous early...
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National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week
Washington DC (March 12-14, 2019)
Preservation Action along with the National Conference of Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) is excited to host the 2018 National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week from March 12-14 at...
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Preserving the Recent Past 3
Los Angeles CA (March 13-16, 2019)
In March 2019, professionals, scholars, students, and fans of recent past architecture will gather at the Preserving the Recent Past 3 conference in Los Angeles to discover, discuss, and debate the issues...
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PRP3 Call for Presentation Abstracts Deadline September 15
Los Angeles CA (March 13-16, 2019)
PRP3 Call for Presentation Abstracts The Preserving the Recent Past 3 Conference Call for Presentation Abstracts is now open. On March 13-16, 2019, in Los Angeles, PRP3 will offer a national forum...
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2019 Virginia Forum
Farmville VA (March 14-16, 2019)
The Virginia Forum is interdisciplinary and welcomes participation from scholars, teachers, and historical professionals in all fields. The Forum brings together historians, teachers, writers, archivists,...
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59th Annual 2018/2019 Home Tour - March
Key West FL (March 15-16, 2019)
The annual Key West Home Tours™ are one of the oldest and longest running home tours in America, with the first tour in 1960. Old Island Restoration Foundation (OIRF) conducts the tours and they...
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Opening Day at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Forest VA (March 15, 2019)
Poplar Forest re-opens daily, offering guided tours and a host of special events. Explore the Founding Father’s private retreat on an hour-long tour; guides share true stories and anecdotes about Jefferson’s...
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Democracy by Design: The Hawaii State Capitol at 50
Honolulu HI (March 16, 2019)
Democracy by Design is the theme of a full-day symposium exploring the role of design in fostering open government and democratic engagement planned for the 50th anniversary of the opening of the...
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Discover the History: Women’s Service Organizations throughout the Years
Santa Monica CA (March 16, 2019)
Join us on Saturday, March 16th, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM as we host a free panel discussion focusing on the history of local women’s service organizations, including the Philomatheans, an...
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Ladies of Linden Place Guided Tour
Bristol RI (March 16, 2019)
On Saturday, March 9 at 11:00am, Saturday, March 16 at 11:00am and Saturday, March 23 at 11:00am, a special docent-led tour is being offered in celebration of Women’s History Month focusing...
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Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour
Pasadena CA (March 16, 2019)
Old Pasadena has gone from drab and dingy to a shopping and dining destination. Without Pasadena Heritage, this National Register Historic District would have been destroyed! Now it is one of the finest...
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Spokane Preservation Advocate's Annual Fundraiser / Auction / Dinner
Spokane WA (March 16, 2019)
March 16th at Barrister Winery, 5:00 pm Admission $50 per person ** Register online HERE ( View more information...

2018 Preservation NC Annual Conference
Wrightsville Beach NC (March 20-22, 2019)
Jane Jacobs famously said, “Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.” She was right– Innovation and Preservation go hand in hand. At this year’s conference we’ll explore...
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Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast
Mumford NY (March 23-31, 2019)
WEEKENDS ONLY: MARCH 23-24 30-31 Enjoy fresh air and the delicious aroma of simmering syrup with the whole family (Kids are FREE). Get out into...
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Ladies of Linden Place Guided Tour
Bristol RI (March 23, 2019)
On Saturday, March 9 at 11:00am, Saturday, March 16 at 11:00am and Saturday, March 23 at 11:00am, a special docent-led tour is being offered in celebration of Women’s History Month focusing...
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Maple Syrup Family Day
Richfield WI (March 23, 2019)
Maple Syrup Family Day A fun event for everyone. Demonstrations of the process to make maple syrup beginning with collecting sap from the maple trees to making syrup. View more information...

Preservation Leadership Training ® Repair Work: Telling the Full History at Our Historic Sites
Hartford CT (March 27, 2019)
For decades public historians have been working to tell more complete American stories at sites around the country. However, due to past preservation and collections practices, limited material culture...
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The 84th Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens
Savannah GA (March 28-31, 2019)
The Savannah Tour of Homes Gardens offers a rare opportunity to enter some of Savannah’s finest private homes and admire the special furnishings that have been treasured by families for generations...
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Maryland Day Weekend
Annapolis MD (March 29-31, 2019)
Tour Historic homes, gardens, farms, museums, parks and places that celebrate our culture, heritage and history. In celebration of Maryland's birthday over 20 sites in historic Annapolis...
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Maple Sugar Soiree @ Genesee Country Village & Museum
Mumford NY (March 29, 2019)
It's a grand party celebrating the maple sugar harvest, and you're invited! Toast a successful maple season with music, food and drinks, games and more. Break the winter doldrums with this sweet night...
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2019 Old House Trade Show
Portland ME (March 30-31, 2019)
Maine's premiere event celebrating historic preservation, high quality craftsmanship, traditional construction and sustainable practices in Maine and New England.
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Sunnyside Art Deco Walking Tour
Queens NY (March 30, 2019)
This newly developed walking tour, with architectural historian, Matt Postal, will give you the opportunity to see many rarely explored architectural treasures in this Queens neighborhood.
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The Displaced Mountain Folk and the Shenandoah National Park
Front Royal VA (March 30, 2019)
When the Skyline Drive was built, hundreds of families were already living in the hills and hollers of those beautiful mountains. Darryl Merchant, Chair of the Warren County Blue Ridge Heritage Project,...
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Spirit of Preservation Gala
Santa Monica CA (March 31, 2019)
The Conservancy cordially invites you to join us at the Spirit of Preservation Gala as we honor Ernest Marquez and Doris Sosin for their extraordinary accomplishments and contributions toward preservation....
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Museums and the Web
Boston MA (April 3-6, 2019)
The MW (Museums and the Web) conferences convene annually in North America. Our meetings and proceedings feather advanced reseaech and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural...
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Building Arts Workshop: Lime Mortar Conservation
Warsaw VA (April 5-7, 2019)
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 (Optional) 6:00 pm - PBS Documentary | Good Works: Master of the Building Arts SATURDAY, APRIL 6 8:00...
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Linden Place Mansion’s Concert Series Presents: Roots Rocker Becky Chace
Bristol RI (April 5, 2019)
Local roots rock and folk legends Becky Chace and Brian Minisce will perform in the Linden Place ballroom on Friday, April 5 at 7:30pm.On Friday, April 5th, Linden Place welcomes roots rock legends Becky...
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Building Arts Workshop - Lime Mortar Conservation Hands-On Techniques for Everyone
Warsaw VA (April 6-7, 2019)
What began as a grassroots movement in 1995 became a stunning architectural concept in 2008. After years of archaeology, engineering, and design, construction began on the Glass House Project in 2015. View more information...

Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour
Pasadena CA (April 6, 2019)
Old Pasadena has gone from drab and dingy to a shopping and dining destination. Without Pasadena Heritage, this National Register Historic District would have been destroyed! Now it is one of the finest...
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The House That Hand Built
Lancaster PA (April 6, 2019)
Are you interested in learning how Edward Hand built Rock Ford, his gorgeous Georgian home, in 1792? Do you want to know how masonry, surveying, building and history inspire a day of fun? Then spend...
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DWELL in the IDL: Downtown Living Tour
Tulsa OK (April 7, 2019)
Take a look into the lives of urban residents. Tour-goers will see everything on this self-guided tour from upscale lofts to studio apartments in historic buildings and creative new construction alike. View more information...

Preserving Historic Places: Indiana's Statewide Historic Preservation Conference
Indianapolis IN (April 9-12, 2019)
Evansville hosts the 50th anniversary of Indiana's preservation conference. You'll see early adaptive use projects from the '60s and '70s alongside recent renovations like the 1939 Greyhound Station in...
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Heritage Homes Tour
New Bern NC (April 12-13, 2019)
Hurricane Florence dealt our community a blow, but New Bern’s history is a story of great strength and resilience. And that’s worth celebrating! The New Bern Historical Society will...
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Historic Window Rehab Workshop
Oil City PA (April 13, 2019)
Join the Oil Region Alliance and Oil City Main Street for a historic windows rehabilitation workshop that will include an overview of proper repair techniques and an opportunity to try the discussed methods...
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Society of Architectural Historians 72nd Annual International Conference
Providence RI (April 24-28, 2019)
The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24-28, 2019. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals,...
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Conversations with Thomas Jefferson
Forest VA (April 27, 2019)
Experience a pivotal moment in American history as you witness a conversation between Thomas Jefferson and his good friend, fellow revolutionary and political rival, John Adams. The two met at the 1775...
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Celebrating the 1939 World's Fair: 80th Anniversary Bus Tour
New York NY (April 28, 2019)
This one-of-a-kind bus tour, with architectural historian and Art Deco expert, Tony Robins, will highlight the important cultural, design, and architectural contributions of the 1939 World's Fair. View more information...

America's National Churchill Museum 50th Anniversary
Fulton MO (May 3-5, 2019)
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of America’s National Churchill Museum at Westminster College where Winston Churchill delivered his legendary 'Iron Curtain' speech. We will commemorate the...
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Queen Anne’s County featured in the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage
MD (May 4, 2019)
Queen Anne’s County featured in the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage Saturday, May 4, 2019 Enjoy a Spring Saturday on May 4 with friends or family in beautiful Queen...
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Architectural Restoration Behind-the-Scenes Tours
Forest VA (May 5-12, 2019)
Explore the architectural design, history and restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s retreat on this hour-long, behind-the-scenes tour guided by Travis McDonald, Poplar Forest’s Director of Architectural Restoration....
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Mid-Century Modern Design Series
Bend OR (May 10-11, 2019)
Preserving Adapting a Mid-Century Home for Modern Living Please save the date for a mid-century design series to help you preserve and sensitively adapt your mid-century home for modern living. View more information...

Mother’s Day / Women of Poplar Forest Tours
Forest VA (May 12, 2019)
Give mom a special women’s-eye-view of Poplar Forest on Mother’s Day. And be sure to include one of the special Mother’s Day tours on your itinerary. The tour, offered at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., brings...
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Basic Cemetery Conservation Preservation Woorkshop
Lancaster PA (May 13-15, 2019)
A cemetery affair Day 1: Cemetery Conservator and Expert Robert Mosko, of Mosko Cemetery Monument Services will lead a full day lecture and classroom instruction on identifying the types of cemeteries...
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Albany 30th Anniversary Pop-Up Tour
Albany NY (May 18, 2019)
Join the Society for Commercial Archeology for a free members-only pop-up event in Albany, New York on May 18, 2019, as we retrace (more or less) our 1989 tour. Using the original...
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The Day is Past and Gone: A Trilogy of Slave Life at Poplar Forest
Forest VA (May 18, 2019)
Teresa Harris’s original trilogy about slave life at Poplar Forest returns to Mr. Jefferson’s south lawn for one performance only on Saturday, May 18. Drawn from real-life experiences, the trilogy explores...
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Wright Plus Housewalk
Oak Park IL (May 18, 2019)
Celebrating its 45th year, the 2019 Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk invites guests to experience design in Oak Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of Wright-designed buildings....
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Dandelion Drive-A Journey in Time
OH (May 19, 2019)
A drive-it-yourself tour of four (4) historical societies in the southern region of Medina County. The 2019 tour includes: Wadsworth Area Historical Society, Seville Historical Society, Chippewa...
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Renewing Wright’s Vision: Restoring the Robie House
Chicago IL (May 19, 2019)
Completed in 1910, theRobie House is celebrated as one of the defining buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright’s career. Spring 2019 marks a critical moment in the history of this remarkable building as the Frank...
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Wright on the Farm—Muirhead Farmhouse and Fabyan Villa
Oak Park IL (May 20, 2019)
Tour Fabyan Villa, Colonel George and Nelle Fabyan’s retreat turned permanent residence. Wright’s 1907 comprehensive remodeling of the original home created a focal point for the family’s expansive riverbank...
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American Battlefield Trust Annual Conference
Lexington KY (May 29 - June 2, 2019)
Next summer, join the American Battlefield Trust members and staff — along with some of the nation's elite historians — for four days of camaraderie and touring in Lexington, Kentucky!
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Call for Papers: Wacky Wisconsin – SCA’S 42nd Annual Conference
Wisconsin Dells WI (June 5-8, 2019)
“Wacky Wisconsin Dells” – Join the Society for Commercial Archeology’s (SCA) conference in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin from June 5-8, 2019. The three-day conference includes two days of motorcoach...
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Step Back in Time
Richfield WI (June 9, 2019)
Step Back in Time 1 pm - 4 pm Spend an enjoyable Sunday afternoon at the Richfield Historical Park by visiting historic buildings and learning how day-to-day duties were done...
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2019 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
Prescott AZ (June 12-14, 2019)
On behalf of the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona State Parks and Trails, and the conference planning committee, I am delighted to invite you to join us at our Annual Arizona Historic...
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Poplar Forest Family Days
Forest VA (June 15, 2019)
Join Poplar Forest for a day focused on the family with special tours just for kids, crafts and hands-on history activities like brickmaking, quill pen writing and archaeology quests. Admission...
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Father’s Day at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Forest VA (June 16, 2019)
Treat Dad to a tour of Thomas Jefferson’s personal retreat and plantation grounds on his special day. Enjoy the tranquility of the natural landscape that once inspired Jefferson’s creativity; take guided...
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ICAM-NA 2019
Chicago IL (June 20-23, 2019)
Please mark your calendars! The next ICAM-NA (International Confederation of Architectural Museums - North America) meeting will be held at The Art Institute of Chicago in June of 2019. The conference...
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1776 the Musical at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Forest VA (June 27-29, 2019)
Revel in the revolutionary spirit of America’s Founding Fathers at Poplar Forest’s annual presentation of 1776—the Tony Award-winning musical comedy by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone based on the...
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Independence Day Celebration
Forest VA (July 4, 2019)
Celebrate the American spirit—and the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence—with a fun-filled day at Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat. Enjoy colonial-style entertainment,...
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National Teacher Institute: Civil Wars to Civil Rights
Raleigh NC (July 11-14, 2019)
Our annual National Teacher Institute brings together educators from all over the world. This four-day event includes breakout sessions, workshops, lectures, and tours from some of the leading experts...
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43rd National Conference & Theatre Tour
Philadelphia PA (July 14-17, 2019)
The League's annual conference is the largest annual gathering of historic theatre professionals, community leaders, and service providers and suppliers, attracting participants from across the U.S. and...
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History Camp
Front Royal VA (July 15-19, 2019)
History comes alive for 1st - 8th graders! Hands-on discovery of old tools, visit a historical encampment on site, learn the history of the northern Shenandoah Valley and Warren County...
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Richfield Art at the Mill
Richfield WI (July 27, 2019)
Richfield Art at the Mill 10 am - 4 pm Art and Fine Craft Fair Admission: $2, 5 and under FREE, Parking FREE Located in the beautiful Richfield Historical...
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Step Back in Time
Richfield WI (August 11, 2019)
Step Back in Time 1 pm - 4 pm Spend an enjoyable Sunday afternoon at the Richfield Historical Park by visiting historic buildings and learning how day-to-day duties were done long...
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Heritage Barn Workshop
Bend OR (September 14-15, 2019)
Do you own an old barn? Then join Restore Oregon and fellow barn owners for the 2019 Heritage Barn Workshop. SAVE THE DATE Saturday, September 14, 2019...
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21st Annual Thresheree & Harvest Festival
Richfield WI (September 21-22, 2019)
21th Annual Thresheree Harvest Festival Saturday and Sunday, September 21 22, 2019 9 am - 5 pm Admission: $6, children 12 under FREE Enjoy...
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African American Family History Day
Forest VA (September 21, 2019)
Join the Poplar Forest African American Advisory Group at the historic home’s annual African American Family History Day, an interactive experience designed to help you navigate historical records in search...
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Mr. Jefferson’s Salon Series: A Conversation on Race and Democracy
Forest VA (September 26, 2019)
Jefferson wrote the immortal words of the Declaration of Independence that have inspired people throughout the world to work for democracy. He also enslaved black men, women and children throughout his...
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Evening Trail Hike at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Forest VA (September 28, 2019)
“About twilight of the evening, we sally out with the owls bats and take our evening exercise.” —Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 1817 Join Poplar Forest...
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Wright’s Influence in Postwar Southern California
Los Angeles CA (October 2-6, 2019)
The 2019 conference, Wright’s Influence in Postwar Southern California, will focus on Wright’s work and recent attempts to preserve his legacy as well as the influence he had on other architects and...
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Fire Bell in the Night
Forest VA (October 5, 2019)
Poplar Forest brings history to life with “Fire Bell in the Night” an interactive program focused on the controversial Missouri Compromise of 1820, that essentially ensured the continued enslavement of...
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Archaeology Behind-the-Scenes Tours
Forest VA (October 11-12, 2019)
An amateur archaeologist himself, Thomas Jefferson is credited by some for setting the standard for modern archaeological science. Join Poplar Forest’s archaeologists for a 90-minute walking tour focused...
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11th Annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival
Forest VA (November 16, 2019)
Eat, drink, shop and explore a gem of American history when the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival returns to Poplar Forest. The festival, which celebrates Jefferson’s legacy as the father of Virginia wine,...
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Holiday Candlelight Tours
Forest VA (December 5-20, 2019)
Tour the president’s cherished hideaway decorated for the holidays on these hour-long tours. Experience the villa by candlelight while your guide paints a portrait of the ways the Jefferson family and...
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Christmas at Richfield Historical Park
Richfield WI (December 7, 2019)
Christmas at Richfield Historical Park Noon to 3 pm The Richfield Historical Society's Mill House and Lillicrapp Welcome Center will be open to visitors....
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Holiday Candlelight Wine Dinner
Forest VA (December 14, 2019)
Enjoy a magical glimpse of Christmases past; join Poplar Forest for a candlelit tour of the octagonal villa decorated for the holidays, in the style of the times. Then retire to Mr. Jefferson’s candlelit...
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