CALENDAR OF EVENTS
JANUARY 2013-DECEMBER 2013
Year of Historic Homes
Virginia's Governor and First Lady are pleased to initiate a new effort to recognize the importance of the many historic homes around the Commonwealth as they commemorate the bicentennial of the Executive Mansion. Virginia has more than 100 historic homes that span from pre-Colonial times through the Modern era, all of which provide an abundance of cultural, historical, and architectural information and promote an understanding of, as well as an interest in, Virginia's story. Most of these homes are open to the public as museums and historic sites, and have drawn visitors from around the country and even from around the world. To learn more click here.
May 1, 2013-September 30, 2013
Fourteen Days in May: T. J. Jackson's Wounding, Death and Burial
This special exhibit will open May 1, 2013 and run through September 30, 2013 at the VMI Museum. The exhibit will feature seldom seen items from the collections of both the Stonewall Jackson House and the VMI Museum related to Jackson's death. In addition to Jackson's bullet-scarred raincoat, the exhibit will feature his blood-stained handkerchief, greenery plucked from his casket and William Garl Browne's 1869 painting of Jackson. A surgeon's needle used in the amputation of Jackson's arm and a surgeon's kit owned by Jackson's doctor, Hunter McGuire, will also be exhibited. For more information about the VMI Museum hours of operation click here.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mother's Day at the Stonewall Jackson House
FREE tours will be offered on the hour and half-hour to those who were born or gave birth in the Stonewall Jackson House when it was Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital. Be sure to stop by our museum shop for our Mother's Day sale, May 1, 2013 - May 12, 2013. 25% off selected items.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Fourteen Days in May, Lecture by Frank O'Reilly
Jackson Memorial Hall, VMI Post
This FREE event will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Jackson Memorial Hall, VMI Post. Author and National Park Service historian Frank O'Reilly will present a lecture on Jackson's final hours and last journey to Lexington. A reception will follow in the VMI Museum.