Scotchtown's 300+ Anniversary and Fall Festival
Festival Details - "Scotchtown's 300+ Anniversary and Fall Festival"...
Start: Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:00AM
End: Saturday, October 2, 2021 5:00PM
Mark your calendars! Saturday, October 2nd, Hanover County and Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown are partnering to host a 300th Anniversary Commemoration and Fall Festival.
Enjoy live music, food trucks, a petting zoo, a selection of beverage options and continuous Scotchtown tours. Michael Twitty, noted historian and author of the James Beard award winning book The Cooking Gene, will demonstrate hearth cooking and speak about Afro-Atlantic culinary history. Historian and storyteller Valerie Davis will be on hand to discuss the African American experience.
Also in attendance: the Library of Virginia with information about genealogy, The Mariners Museum presenting Maritime African Kingdoms, and the Hanover Master Gardeners will have stations throughout the festival.
Join living history interpreters portraying Patrick Henry, Sarah Henry and Charles Chiswell, infantry and mounted dragoons of the Continental Army, and traditional artisans demonstrating their trades and selling their wares.
Historic Chocolate Demonstrations by Mars Chocolates
Fiber arts by Clothos Handspinners
Silhouettes by Blane Wells
18th C Parfumier, Rebecca Suerdieck
Handpainted Floor Clothes, by Jennifer Higgins
Handcrafted Soaps by Swampcreek Soaps
Blacksmithing by Joe Woolf-Central VA Blacksmith Guild
Tatting by Dianne Gray
Rope making by Handmade History,LLC
Talk to an archaeologist! Randolph Macon’s Professor of Archaeology, Dr. Elizabeth Fisher and her archaeology class will be on-site, excavating areas in the front lawn of Scotchtown. They will be on-hand to talk about what they have uncovered and what they hope to find.
Proceeds from the event benefit Scotchtown’s “Raise the Roof” campaign to replace the building’s roof and protect the collections and programs within.
COVID-19 protocols will follow CDC and local health department guidelines. We’re monitoring the situation closely want want to ensure the safety of guests and staff. If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and follow guidance from medical providers.
This event is rain or shine. No refunds will be issued unless the event is canceled by Preservation Virginia.
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