Programs in April 2022 at National Trust Historic Sites

April 22, 2022

Connect with National Trust Historic Sites from across the country with a selection of in-person and virtual events, exhibitions, and opportunities in April 2022.

Featured Virtual Events

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
2022 Virtual Needlework Show
Online platform opens April 15
$12 donation

The 59th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Show’s theme “Common Threads” focuses on the threads in life that connect us as a community and the commonalities that exist among all people, as demonstrated through the pursuit of craft. Passed down through generations of families, heirloom embroidered work crafted by family members holds intangible value because of the craftmanship, the personal intention of the piece, and the deep memories often associated with the work. For the third year in a row, Woodlawn is offering a virtual show, allowing visitors to peruse the hundreds of beautiful pieces that appeared onsite during March's in-person needlework.

Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios
A Home and Studio of One’s Own
Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10
Free Livestream

A three-day symposium explores how artists' environments reflect or shape their output and how they can be considered independent works of art in their own right. A Home and Studio of One's Own will feature papers by several current and former staff members of HAHS sites—Victoria Munro, Alice Austen House (Staten Island, NY); Helen Harrison, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center (East Hampton, NY); Lisa Stone, Roger Brown Study Collection (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL); and one of our hosts, Sean Ulmer, the Grant Wood Studio (Cedar Rapids, IA). Presentations by leading art historian colleagues will feature several member sites, including Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle (Doylestown, PA) and Georgia O'Keeffe's properties in New Mexico (Georgia O'Keeffe Museum).

Other Virtual Events

Decatur House/White House Historical Association
White House History Live: A House Built by Slaves—African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House
Tuesday, April 12, 5:00 p.m. ET
Free Livestream

Drayton Hall
Classicism that Defies Expectations: Eclecticism, Porosity, and Rule-Breaking (with Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation)
Thursday, April 14, 5–6 p.m. ET
Donate What You Can

Virtual Book Club: Preserving New York with Author Anthony Wood
Thursday, April 28, 5:30–6:30 p.m. ET
Donate What You Can

The Glass House
Online Lecture: Edwina Van Gal, Landscape Designer
Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m. ET
Free; registration required

From Bauhaus to Passive House
Tuesday, April 19, 7 p.m. ET
Free to attend; Registration required

Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios
Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: Wharton Esherick Museum
Monday, April 18, Noon MT
Free Zoom webinar

Kykuit/The Pocantico Center
Local Habitations: An Earth Day Poetry Reading
Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET
$15 to attend onsite; Free Livestream

Featured Onsite Events

Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York
Celebrate Spring at the Lyndhurst Flower Show
Saturday and Sunday, April 2 & 3, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. ET
$24 adults; $22 seniors, AAA, military, students; $16 youth; ages 5 and under free

The Flower Show returns in 2022 to celebrate Lyndhurst’s spring season with a weekend-long expression of floral design and all things botanical. The mansion is transformed into a wonderland of color, texture, and fragrance as each floral designer handcrafts a display to highlight and harmonize with the opulent interiors of the historic mansion. Visitors can take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience the Lyndhurst mansion awash with flowers and walk through the home without a guided tour.

Kykuit/The Pocantico Center in Tarrytown, New York
Inside the Marcel Breuer House at Pocantico
Tuesday, April 5, 10:30 a.m. ET
Tuesday, April 5, 1:00 p.m. ET

Go inside Marcel Breuer’s iconic “country home for the commuter” to explore its history and restoration. Designed and constructed for a 1948 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, the house was later purchased by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and reassembled as a guest house on the family estate, where today it hosts artist residents of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Upcoming Onsite Events

Brucemore in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Nooks and Crannies Tour
Select Thursdays and Saturdays in April, 5:30 p.m. CT
$15 adults; $10 students

Cliveden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Baby WordPlay
Mondays in March and April, 10 a.m. ET
5 classes for $100; $22 per drop-in class

Drayton Hall in Charleston, South Carolina
Downtown Walking Tour: The Homes of Rebecca Perry Drayton
Saturday, April 9, 10–11:30 a.m. ET

Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall
Saturday, April 16, 3–4:30 p.m. ET

Kykuit/The Pocantico Center in Tarrytown, New York
The People’s Theatre Project: Work-in-Progress Showing
Friday, April 22, 6:30–8:30 p.m. ET

Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island
Touro Synagogue Tours
Tours resume on April 18
$14 adults; $12 seniors; $10 students; children under 12 free

President Wilson House
Presidential Playground: Dupont Walking Tour and Vintage Game Night
Wednesday, April 6, 5:30–8:30 p.m. ET

Vintage Game Night
Wednesday, April 6, 5:30–8:30 p.m. ET

Under One Roof: Living and Working at The Wilson House
Tuesdays in April, 10:00 a.m. ET

Presidential Porcelain: A History of Ceramics through the Wilsons’ Collection
Thursdays in April, 2:30 p.m. ET

Girl Scout Event: “Playing the Past” for Juniors
Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. ET
$12.50 Scouts; $5 adults

National Trust Historic Sites are open! We encourage you to check directly with each site for up-to-date information on available activities, ticketing, and guidelines if you are planning a visit.

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