Educational Events

Learn While Having Fun

Getting an education doesn't have to mean sitting in a classroom. In Greater Williamsburg, get your fill of knowledge from a variety of events and classes; sit in on jewelry making classes, or walk through a demonstration from colonial times. Get up close and personal with the wild animals of Williamsburg, or do it the old fashioned way with a sit in lecture on the history of wars in the US. There's a class for everyone here in Williamsburg. 

E.g., 10/23/2017
E.g., 10/23/2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
On the Hill Gallery
402 Main St Yorktown 23690
October 19, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
October 23, 2017, 10am - 3pm
November 12, 2017, 10am - 2pm

We will be offering three new mosaic art classes, pick one or pick all three!  Participants will learn the proper techniques to break, glue and grout their masterpiece.  Cost includes supplies.

Thurs.  10/19 - 6-9pm  Mosaic Colonial Tray for Beginners

Mon. 10/23 - 10-3 pm  Beginner Mosaic Class

Sun. 11/12 - 10-2 pm  Mosaic Address Sign

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
326 W. Francis St. Williamsburg 23185
October 13 - 27, 2017, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Explore the exhibit "Printed Fashions" and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
2:45pm to 3:45pm
James City County Marina
2054 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
May 1, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
June 5, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
July 10, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
August 7, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
September 11, 2017, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
October 23, 2017, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Kayak historic Powhatan Creek beside historic Jamestown Island. View and learn about birds and wildlife native to the Williamsburg area. Kayaks provided, and trips are guided by James River Association.

16-person limit. To register visit jrava.org. For more information contact Jamie Brunkow at [email protected].

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
326 W. Francis St. Williamsburg 23185
October 13 - 27, 2017, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Explore the exhibit "Printed Fashions" and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Hennage Auditorium
326 W. Francis St. Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
October 3 - 31, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Explore quilts from the 18th, 19th, & 20th centuries, while learning about the lives of quilters Amelia Lauke, Anna Jane Parker, Rita Mae Pettway, and others. (45 minutes) 

Tour free with Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:15pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, ends on Oct 31, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
326 W. Francis St. Williamsburg 23185
October 13 - 27, 2017, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Explore the exhibit "Printed Fashions" and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
326 W. Francis St. Williamsburg 23185
October 13 - 27, 2017, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Explore the exhibit "Printed Fashions" and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Secretary's Office
East Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
September 7 - November 2, 2017, 6pm - 7pm

For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, ends on Nov 02, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
326 W. Francis St. Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
October 6 - 27, 2017, 10:15am - 11am

How do humidity, temperature, and other environmental factors affect the condition of objects? What can museum conservators do to keep priceless objects safe and looking their best? Learn the answers on this guided tour and discover the methods and materials used to help protect the paintings, textiles, furniture, glassware, metalware, and other items in our collections. (30 minutes)

 

Tour included in Museum Admission

Friday, October 27, 2017 -
10:15am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Oct 27, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
326 W. Francis St. Williamsburg 23185
October 13 - 27, 2017, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Explore the exhibit "Printed Fashions" and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Friday, October 27, 2017 -
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
October 28, 2017, 1pm

In this workshop, learn about the history of scrimshaw: the art of carving on bone or ivory. This art form—popular during the golden age of whaling—was an easy and creative way for sailors to pass the time and make keepsakes for loved ones at home. Master engraver Lynn Zelesnikar will teach scrimshaw technique. Make your own scrimshawed piece to take home! (Recommended for ages 10+)

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
Virginia Living Museum
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
October 28, 2017, 2:30pm

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center
Saturday, October 28, 2017 • 2:30 p.m.
Free with Museum Admission
Without a navy when the Civil War erupted, the Confederacy sought new technologies to defend their ports and rivers. Consequently, they developed a system of torpedoes, which aided their defense, sinking several Union ironclads, gunboats, and transports.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
326 W. Francis St. Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
October 3 - 31, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Explore quilts from the 18th, 19th, & 20th centuries, while learning about the lives of quilters Amelia Lauke, Anna Jane Parker, Rita Mae Pettway, and others. (45 minutes) 

Tour free with Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:15pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, ends on Oct 31, 2017
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Secretary's Office
East Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
Every Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
September 7 - November 2, 2017, 6pm - 7pm

For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, ends on Nov 02, 2017
Saturday, November 04, 2017
Freedom Park
5537 Centreville Road Williamsburg 23188
October 7, 2017, 9am - 12pm
November 4, 2017, 9am - 12pm

Join Freedom Park on the first Saturday of every month for a nature program and guided walk on the Living Forest Interpretive Trail! One of our expert nature guides will present a nature program on a different topic each month, then lead children and their parents on a trip through the forest to learn about plants, wildlife, insects and anything else we may encounter! The nature program will take place at the Freedom Park Interpretive Center.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
November 4, 2017, 10am - 4pm

Native American Material Culture Tour, 10:00 am-11:00 am, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm, & 3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Join this special hour-long archaeology walking tour focused on the presence of native peoples in James Fort during the first few years of the settlement. Hear about how finding Native American artifacts in key fort-period features is providing important insights into the impact the Powhatan had on the English lifestyle in Virginia. Tours begin at the Tercentennial Monument.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd Newport News 23601
November 11, 2017, 6pm - 11:30pm
December 9, 2017, 6pm - 11:30pm

The Virginia Living Museum offers free star gazing beginning at sunset on the second Saturday of every month. Star gazing is weather dependent. Several telescopes are set up on the grounds and staff astronomers are available to help visitors identify objects in the night sky. The evening also includes a planetarium program and several laser shows. Shows are $3 for VLM members, $6 for non-members. Double features are $5 for VLM members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:30pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017
On the Hill Gallery
402 Main St Yorktown 23690
October 19, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
October 23, 2017, 10am - 3pm
November 12, 2017, 10am - 2pm

We will be offering three new mosaic art classes, pick one or pick all three!  Participants will learn the proper techniques to break, glue and grout their masterpiece.  Cost includes supplies.

Thurs.  10/19 - 6-9pm  Mosaic Colonial Tray for Beginners

Mon. 10/23 - 10-3 pm  Beginner Mosaic Class

Sun. 11/12 - 10-2 pm  Mosaic Address Sign

Sunday, November 12, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Brickmaker
207 East Nicholson Street Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 15 - 18, 2017, 9am - 10pm
November 19, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Fall is time to fire the bricks! Stop by and see how up to 20,000 hand-molded bricks are fired at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The bricks, made by the brickmakers with the help of guests, will be used in all sorts of projects around town. Chat with the brickmakers as they work round the clock for five days to keep the kiln fires burning.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 10:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 18, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Brickmaker
207 East Nicholson Street Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 15 - 18, 2017, 9am - 10pm
November 19, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Fall is time to fire the bricks! Stop by and see how up to 20,000 hand-molded bricks are fired at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The bricks, made by the brickmakers with the help of guests, will be used in all sorts of projects around town. Chat with the brickmakers as they work round the clock for five days to keep the kiln fires burning.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -
9:00am to 10:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 18, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Brickmaker
207 East Nicholson Street Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 15 - 18, 2017, 9am - 10pm
November 19, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Fall is time to fire the bricks! Stop by and see how up to 20,000 hand-molded bricks are fired at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The bricks, made by the brickmakers with the help of guests, will be used in all sorts of projects around town. Chat with the brickmakers as they work round the clock for five days to keep the kiln fires burning.

Friday, November 17, 2017 -
9:00am to 10:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 18, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Brickmaker
207 East Nicholson Street Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 15 - 18, 2017, 9am - 10pm
November 19, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Fall is time to fire the bricks! Stop by and see how up to 20,000 hand-molded bricks are fired at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The bricks, made by the brickmakers with the help of guests, will be used in all sorts of projects around town. Chat with the brickmakers as they work round the clock for five days to keep the kiln fires burning.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 -
9:00am to 10:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 18, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
November 18, 2017, 1pm - 1:15pm
December 16, 2017, 1pm - 1:15pm

Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail! The trail also includes a Paleo camp, dig pits for amateur paleontologists, and displays of dinosaur fossils, including an actual whale specimen from Hampton Roads.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:15pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Brickmaker
207 East Nicholson Street Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 15 - 18, 2017, 9am - 10pm
November 19, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Fall is time to fire the bricks! Stop by and see how up to 20,000 hand-molded bricks are fired at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The bricks, made by the brickmakers with the help of guests, will be used in all sorts of projects around town. Chat with the brickmakers as they work round the clock for five days to keep the kiln fires burning.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 18, 2017

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