Virtual Programs in March

February 22, 2021

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

Featured Events

The Glass House
On Pandemic Domesticity
Wednesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. ET
Free to attend, registration required

The current pandemic has put enormous pressure on domestic life, with more people spending more time at home than ever before. How might the design, function, and meaning of the home alter our post-pandemic future? And how did homes change in response to previous pandemics? Explore this evolution in a conversation with Columbia University literature professor Victoria Rosner, and architect and Yale University professor Joel Sanders, moderated by Glass House curator Cole Akers.

Chesterwood
Talented Daughter of a Famous Father: The Life and Sculpture of Margaret French Cresson
Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. ET
Free to attend; email to register

Margaret French Cresson, daughter of sculptor Daniel Chester French, was a gifted artist in her own right. Spending her summers at Chesterwood, Cresson grew up surrounded by art and artists, and she was encouraged by her family to develop her talents. Join Dana Pilson, curatorial researcher, for an illustrated lecture focusing on Cresson’s life at Chesterwood and learn about Cresson’s sculpture. This virtual talk is sponsored by the Joyce Milne Public Library in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Drayton Hall
DESIGNTalk 2021 with Mitch Owens: A Fascination with a Historic Room
Thursday, March 18 at 6 p.m. ET
$50 donation

Participate in a virtual benefit for Drayton Hall during the star-studded DESIGNTalk 2021. Spend the evening with award-winning designers, decorators, architects, and authors as they discuss which historic interior which holds a special fascination for them. Sponsored by Amelia Handegan Interior Decoration, the evening will be moderated by Architectural Digest Decorative Arts Editor, Mitchell Owens.

The President Woodrow Wilson House
Lunch & Learn: Korean Cultural Center and the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Co.
Tuesday, March 23 at 12 p.m. ET
Free to attend; registration required

Excerpts from, and the story behind, Tracings, a modern dance interpretation of one family's story of immigration to America in 1903, performed by the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company. Tracings is choreographed to tell the story of migration and starting anew in a new country and culture, offering an important perspective on the period in which President Woodrow Wilson rose to power. The Washington, D.C. Korean Cultural Center will introduce the program with the history of Korean immigration to the United States, and the event will include a conversation with the founder and artistic director of the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, Dana Tai Soon Burgess.

Other Upcoming Events

Drayton Hall
Cozy or Cold?: What was Winter Weather Like in a Historic House?
Thursday, March 4 at 5 p.m. ET

Virtual Walking Tour: Search for Slave Houses?
Thursday, March 11 at 5 p.m. ET

Virtual Book Talk: Charleston: An Archaeology of Life in a Coastal Community
Thursday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. ET

Decatur House
History Happy Hour: Presidential Love Letters at the Library of Congress
Thursday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. ET

Women in the White House Collection
Tuesday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m. ET

Farnsworth House
International Women’s Day Virtual Symposium
Sunday, March 7 at 2 p.m. CT

Belle Grove/Montpelier
Lunch and Learn: Archeological Excavations at Belle Grove – Sister Site to Montpelier
Wednesday, March 10 at 12 p.m. ET

Pope-Leighey House
The Architecture, People, and Stories: Peter Christensen at Pope Leighey House
Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. ET

Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens
St. Patrick’s Day at Villa Finale (Spanish-language program)
Wednesday, March 17 at 3 p.m. CT

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