Virtual Programs in February

January 22, 2021

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

Featured Events

Kykuit
Marcel Breuer House Virtual Tour with Q&A
Thursday, February 9 at 12 p.m. ET
Free to attend, registration required

Located on the grounds of Kykuit in Tarrytown, New York, the Marcel Breuer House, a Midcentury Modern country home that was first showcased in the Museum of Modern Art’s garden in 1949 by architect Marcel Breuer. Learn more about this remarkable home with Kimberly Miller, architect and managing director of Greenrock Corporation, and Katrina London, manager of collections & curatorial projects at The Pocantico Center, as they present a virtual tour of the Marcel Breuer House, focusing on its architecture, art, and furnishings. Watch a virtual tour of the Marcel Breuer House beforehand from Miller and London to prepare for the Q&A.

Woodlawn Plantation
Voices of Woodlawn: A Reckoning by Four Poets
Thursday, February 25 at 12 p.m. ET
Free to attend, donation suggested

Four poets give voice to the erased lives of enslaved people at Woodlawn, a former Fairfax, Virginia plantation that is now a historic estate. Maryland poets Diane Wilbon Parks, Patrick Washington, Sylvia Dianne “Ladi Di” Beverly, and Hiram Larew confront the sadness, anger, injustice, and confusion of such a past and its haunting legacy. They are joined by poet and harmonica player Cliff Bernier in a powerfully unsettling program of witness.

Cliveden House
Considering Re-enactments: The Battle of Germantown in the Light of 21st-Century Gun Violence Community Roundtable
Wednesday, February 17 at 7 p.m. ET
Free to attend

Cliveden is known as the site of the 1777 Revolutionary War Battle of Germantown and the annual Revolutionary Germantown Festival held on the grounds every first weekend in October, featuring two battle re-enactments. In response to the increase in gun violence across the country and in the local community, Cliveden looks to evaluate its interpretation around the American Revolution and the re-enactment as an interpretive tool with the help of the community. Join the conversation with scholars, community members, and re-enactors to address gun violence from historical and modern points of view.

Other Upcoming Events

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Virtual Book Talk: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families
Tuesday, February 2 at 7 p.m. ET

Virtual Book Talk: The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902
Tuesday, February 9 at 7 p.m. ET

Farnsworth House
Virtual Architea – Poetry in Place and Time: From Edith Farnsworth’s Nature Poems to Today’s Ecopoetics
Sunday, February 7 at 2 p.m. ET

The President Woodrow Wilson House
Author Talk: Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America
Tuesday, February 9 at 12 p.m. ET

Belle Grove
Putting Together the Pieces: How Small Ceramic Fragments Reveal Much about the Life of the Enslaved at Belle Grove
Tuesday, February 9 at 12 p.m. ET

Pope-Leighey House
Historic Sites Chief Architect Ashley Wilson Discusses the History of the Pope-Leighey House
Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. ET

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