February 1st at 3:00 p.m. – Black History Exhibit Room – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Help us celebrate the opening of this newest permanent exhibit. The exhibits include a tribute to the 5,000 Black Patriots of the American Revolution (Forgotten Patriots), a slavery exhibit with several wonderful plantation pieces of furniture and other artifacts, and an exhibit about post-emancipation. We are delighted and grateful that the choral group from Shady Grove Baptist Church will join us for this special event. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. Our thanks to Ms. Margaret Johnston, Ms. Rebecca Coleman, Ms. Maggie Lovitt, and Ms. Karen Lovitt for their efforts in financing, research and aiding our museum administrator in creating this exhibit.
March 15th at 3:00 p.m. – QUILTS: PRACTICAL, ART, FUN, TIMELESS.
Presentation by members of the Dolley Madison Quilters Guild. Through the centuries, to the present, quilting skills have evolved beyond just necessity to include art in numerous forms. Today’s quilters are always looking for new interpretations of the traditional – creating their own new traditions using fabrics, fibers, dye, paints, and threads in amazing ways to re-imagine quilting. The program will show how quilting has evolved over time and will include a vintage quilt from the Civil war period and examples of early 20th century quilts. Modern interpretation of traditional designs, challenge and art quilts, clothing and accessories will also be part of the program.
April 25th and 26th – Annual Plant and Bank Sale.
Saturday, 25th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 26th, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
May 17th at 3:00 p.m. - Mrs. Dolley Madison will be sharing her birthday with us!
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit with the ever-gracious Presidentess. Seating is limited to 50, so please RSVP to either (540) 672-1776, or email@example.com.
June – Summer Fest at the James Madison Museum. Music, artists, crafters and wine! (Further details to be published soon.)
July – Wine Tasting (Further details to be published soon.)
August – Wine Tasting (Further details to be published soon.)
September 13th – Constitution Celebration/Presentation
October – Considering a Vintage Jewelry Sale
November – Both the Orange County Historical Society and The James Madison Museum will be hosting Dr. Bigler, author of (to be published) Scandalous Son. (Further details to be published soon.)
December – We will be joining in the annual Christmas Parade!