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    July 2020

    Plantation Tours

    July 11

    Compatriots will have the opportunity to enjoy Tours of James River Plantations or The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Berkeley Plantation  Built by Benjamin Harrison IV, the house is the oldest three-story  mansion in Virginia, ancestral home to two US Presidents, William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison.  Site of the first time that the Army bugle call “Taps” was played, in 1862 during the Civil War. The oldest active plantation in Virginia, it was built in the Georgian style in…

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    Host Reception

    July 11
    Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street
    Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000
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    Virginia State Library is the location of the NSSAR 2020 Congress Host Reception. Premier genealogical research library in Virginia with 11 million manuscripts, 410,000 microfilms, 46,000 reels of newspapers, and 808,000 bound volumes.  The Library also features historic exhibits, a fine gift shop, and a large reception area for social events in a new, modern building.

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    Yorktown Tour

    July 11

    Saturday’s Tour of Yorktown Battlefield and American Revolution Museum.   At Yorktown, on October 19, 1781, the British surrendered to General Washington effectively ending the American Revolutionary War. The battlefield is superbly preserved with guided and self-guided tours available. The American Revolution Museum is a testament to all parties from the battle with numerous interactive and informative exhibits.

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    Lady’s Luncheon

    July 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
    Richmond, Virginia 23220
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    Lady's Luncheon will be enjoyed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Permanent collection of over 35, 000 works of art from nearly every major world culture, with special exhibits featured on a periodic basis. Home to the finest and rarest collection of Faberge’ Imperial Russian art objects including the famous Czarist enamel eggs.  Features a wonderful gift shop and excellent venue for the First Lady’s luncheon in the ornate “Marble Hall”

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    Wednesday Tours

    July 15
    St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23223 United States
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    Virginia State Capital Designed in part by Thomas Jefferson, constructed in 1800, this the third and present capital of Virginia and second capital of the Confederate States of America.  It features an excellent tour with many historic exhibits, a great gift shop, and the only life-sized statue of George Washington carved from “life”.   St. John’s Historic Church First church built in the City of Richmond, in 1741. Site of the Second Virginia Convention, where Patrick Henry, with George Washington…

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