In-person and Virtual Programs in September

August 25, 2021

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

Featured Virtual Events

Acoma Sky City
Tour de Acoma 2021
Sunday, September 12 at 7 a.m. MT
Entry fees: $40—$85; fee is based on distance and number of rider

Tour de Acoma is a 100, 50, and 25-mile bike challenge covering some of the most breathtaking places on the Acoma and Laguna Pueblo reservations. This event features an all-paved course that offers both experienced and recreational cyclists a challenging and rare opportunity to ride through normally restricted tribal lands. Now in its second year, this annual fundraising race will include virtual entries, so cyclists across the country can join in on the Tour de Acoma. All proceeds go to the Haak'u Museum Foundation.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Teacher Preview Series: 2021/2022 Virtual Field Trips
September 8 at 4:30 p.m. ET and September 22 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Free to attend; registration required

Join the Tenement Museum for a teacher preview of our virtual field trips, including an overview of museum resources and a Q&A session. Our series of previews will explore the family stories featured on our virtual Tenement Museum field trips for grades 1 to 2, 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 through 12. While these previews will focus on specific grade bands at each event, educators teaching all age groups are welcome to attend any of the event dates.

Other Virtual Events

Decatur House/White House Historical Association
Perspectives on 9/11: Twenty Years Removed
Wednesday, September 8 at 5:30 p.m. ET
Free to attend; Facebook live stream

White House History Live—At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery & Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, September 21 at 5 p.m. ET
Free to attend; Facebook live stream

Drayton Hall
Codes and Combat—Historic Dueling
Thursday, September 9 at 5 p.m. ET
Donate what you can

Virtual Book Club—The Grim Years: Settling South Carolina, 1670-1720 with author John Navin
Thursday, September 23 at 5:30 pm ET
Donate what you can

Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios
Artistic Genesis: Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center & the Sites of the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program with Valerie Balint
Thursday, September 23 at 5 p.m. ET
$50 to attend; registration required

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Virtual Curator Tour: In Praise of Stuff
Thursday, September 2 at 7 p.m. ET
Donation suggested; streaming on YouTube Live

Chinatown: 9/11 and the End of an Industry
Monday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Donation suggested; streaming on YouTube Live

Virtual Book Talk—Michael Gold: The People’s Writer
Tuesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. ET
Donation suggested; streaming on YouTube Live

Featured Onsite Events

Farnsworth House in Chicago, Illinois
Southside Modern Trolley Tour
Sunday, September 12 at 2 p.m. CT
$30 for all ages; $20 students with a valid ID

Ride along as the Farnsworth House hosts a narrated trolley tour of South Side Chicago neighborhoods Chatham, Marynook, and Pill Hill. The three communities welcomed generations of African Americans with Midcentury Modern homes, schools, churches, and businesses in suburban-like enclaves. This tour continues the critical global conversation around the importance of preserving and promoting Black history and providing equity in the documentation and teaching of 20th century design and social history. Award-winning, Chicago-based journalist Lee Bey, author of Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side, will narrate the tour.

Brucemore in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Brucemorchestra 2021: An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein
Saturday, September 18 at 7 p.m. CT
Tickets required; $20 adult admission, students under 18 free with paying adult

Pack a picnic to experience a magical evening under the stars at Brucemore. The 1880s mansion will set the backdrop for a delightful evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein music, as Orchestra Iowa kicks off their 2021-2022 season during this beloved annual tradition.

Other Onsite Events

Brucemore in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
A Year with Frog and Toad
Friday, September 2 from 6:30—8 p.m. CT
Tickets required; $23 per adult, $13 per child

Live from the Artisan Studio: Vandello
Tuesday, September 14 from 7—9 p.m. CT
Tickets required; $15 per adult, $10 per student

Cliveden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 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
Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall
Saturday, September 4 from 3—5 p.m. ET
$35 per person

Historic Landscape & Lenhardt Garden Walk of Drayton Hall
Saturday, September 18 from 10—11:30 a.m. ET
$45 per person

Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst
Friday, September to Sunday, September 19 beginning at 10 a.m. ET each day
$12 adults; $11 seniors; $4 ages 6—16; under 6 free

Oatlands in Leesburg, Virginia
Afternoon Tea: Kick off to Fall!
Sunday, September 19 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
$60 per adult, $25 per child; reservations required

President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C.
Homecoming 2021: Freedom5K + Family Day
Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m—3 p.m.
Free to attend Family Day; $35 race registration

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House in Alexandria, Virginia
Picnic Theatre Company Presents: All About Eve
Wednesday, September 15 from 6—8 p.m.
Tickets required; $18 per person

Voices of Woodlawn Poetry Reading & Reception
Thursday, September 16 from 5—7:30 p.m.
Free to attend; registration required

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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