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Bourbon & Boxwood 2021
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

We’ll be returning to the verdant gardens of the Mary Washington House on October 2 for an in-person event featuring bourbon tastings, live music, an open bar, and delicious savories and sweets!  Be sure to reserve your ticket today before they sell out!

The People & their Representatives During the Jay Treaty Crisis

Saturday, July 10th, 2021 7:00 PM

Rising Sun Tavern Museum

What do members of Congress owe their voters? Who did the Senate answer to in the early days of the United States? During George Washington's second term as President, Americans were still coming to terms with the place of the United States in the world as well as how ordinary citizens related to the new federal government. In this Tavern Talk, David Marsich shares his research on how Americans defined the relationship between citizen and representative during a moment when Americans were deeply divided over a proposed treaty with Britain.

Presented by Washington Heritage Museums in partnership with the James Monroe Museum, 908 Charles St.

Book Signing "Virginia Honey: A Sweet History"

Saturday, August 28th, 2021 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Mary Washington House


Local Author Virginia C. Johnson will be signing copies of her new book.

Honeybees have been a part of Virginia's history since they arrived with the first European colonists. They were Jamestown's valuable addition and a Civil War soldier's sweet if painful temptation, and they served as homefront heroes when the world wars caused sugar shortages. In recent years, mead has seen a resurgence along with beekeeping and has claimed a place as a craft beverage in the Commonwealth. Join author Virginia Johnson to hunt escaped swarms flying wild in the forests, visit modern-day observation hives and follow the mead path across the Commonwealth for a taste of history.

Please email mwhouse@washingtonheritagemuseums.org to reserve your copy!

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Do you love our gardens? Bring home our plants to your gardens! We’ll have a varying selection available weekly at the Mary Washington House Museum Store. Updates to which plants will be available will be posted to our Facebook page weekly.