In-person and Virtual Programs in November

October 27, 2021

Connect with National Trust Historic Sites from across the country with a selection of in-person and virtual events, exhibitions, and opportunities in November 2021.

Featured Virtual Events

Belle Grove
Inalienable Rights: Free and Enslaved Blacks Crafting a Life in the Shenandoah Valley
Saturday, November 13 beginning at 10 am
Free to attend; registration required

Belle Grove Plantation welcomes back interpreters from The Slave Dwelling Project and other special guests for a full day of virtual programs on the Black history of Belle Grove and in the Shenandoah Valley. Each speaker’s presentation will allow time for audience questions and participation. Participants are invited to join for any or all sessions. 

The Edith Farnsworth House
Edith Farnsworth House Rededication
Wednesday, November 17 at 2 p.m. CT
Free livestream event

On Edith Farnsworth’s 118th birthday, the Farnsworth House will be renamed in honor of her enduring legacy. Join the virtual event to rededicate the Edith Farnsworth House Historic Site with a broader programmatic focus. Follow the Edith Farnsworth House Facebook and Instagram accounts now to watch the live stream event, which will include the official ribbon cutting and a full slate of speakers.

Other Virtual Events

Decatur House/White House Historical Association
White House History Live— Hiding in Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson
Tuesday, November 9 at 5 p.m. ET
Free on Facebook Live and YouTube Live

White House History Live with Susan Page—“The Black Man’s President”: Abraham Lincoln, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Equity
Wednesday, November 17 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET
Free on Facebook Live and YouTube Live

Drayton Hall
“Irrational Order:” From the Fall of Constantinople to the Design of Drayton Hall
Thursday, November 4 at 5 p.m. ET
Donate what you can; registration required

Black Freedom in the Age of Slavery— Virtual Book Club with Author John Marks
Thursday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m. ET
Donate what you can; registration required

Glass House
The Passions of Philip Johnson
Monday, November 8 at 6 p.m. ET
Free to attend; registration required

Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios
Integrating Life & Art: Chaim Gross, LaGuardia Place & the Sites of the Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios Program
Wednesday, November 3 from 6- 7 p.m. ET
Free to register; donations appreciated

Featured Onsite Events

President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C.
Social Studies: Group Reading of Maybe
Wednesday, November 10 and Saturday, November 13 at 10 a.m. ET
Tickets starting at $25 for program and keepsake craft

While living at the Soldiers' Home (now known as President Lincoln’s Cottage), Abraham Lincoln made nation-changing decisions about the country and freedom, most notably the Emancipation Proclamation. Although he was plagued with worry and self-doubt, he overcame those struggles because a united country and freedom for all was a dream worth fulfilling. Reserve a table for your family and encourage your children to explore their own dreams and potential. This outdoor program was developed for participants ages 2 to 8, though children of all ages are welcome.

Hosted by Drayton Hall on Edisto Island, South Carolina Photo courtesy Edisto Island Open Land Trust
The Hutchinson House Walking Tour
Saturday, November 13 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. ET
$45 per ticket

Participate in a walk and tour of Hutchinson House on Edisto Island, South Carolina, with John Girault, Executive Director of Edisto Island Open Land Trust (the non-profit steward organization of the Hutchinson House). The Hutchinson House is a rare, intact freedman’s house on Edisto Island. Once it is opened to the public, it will serve as a museum and community gathering place. Get an inside look at the restoration and stabilization of the house, while learning about EIOLT’s plans for the future of the site.

Other Onsite Events

Cliveden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November Afternoon Tours
Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in August at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. ET
Registration required; $10 per adult; $8 per student; children under 6 free

Drayton Hall in Charleston, South Carolina
Bulb Planting Family Day
Saturday, November 20 from 9 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. ET
$24 admission for adults; children 14 and under free

The Edith Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois
Edith Farnsworth Birthday Celebration!
Friday, November 12–Sunday, November 14
$25 per guided tour

Edith Farnsworth Holiday House Tours
Friday, November 26 – Sunday, November 28 daily at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. CT
$25 per ticket; $12.50 for members of the military

Montpelier in Orange, Virginia
Montpelier Hunt Races
Saturday, November 6; gates open at 9 a.m. ET
General Admission begins at $20

Digging the Constitution: Archaeology of the Civil War
Saturday, November 20 at 1 p.m. ET
$25 adults, $13 children; under 6 free

Oatlands in Leesburg, Virginia
Mansion Tour, Garden Tour and Enslavement Tour
Offered daily in November; reservations required during weekdays

President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C.
Two Faces Comedy Series
Tuesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET
$10 per ticket

President Wilson House in Washington, D.C.
Presidential Playground Walking Tour & Vintage Game Night
Wednesday, November 3 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. ET
$35 per ticket

All 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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