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Events 2018

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2018 Calendar

January

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Twelfth Night Ball, Saturday, January 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the traditional end of the holiday season at our Regency ball and supper. Period attire admired, but not required and black tie is also welcome. Registration required by December 31. Capacity is limited. Fee: Resident $45; Non-Resident $60; Ages 18 & up.
Tasting the Past: Dining with Jane Austen, Saturday, January 27, 2:00 p.m. Fans of Jane Austen will appreciate foodways historian Joyce White's look at dining in Regency England. References to the novels will accompany this presentation of the dining styles of the late 18th and early 19th century. Fun and interesting tasting samples will be included. Advance payment required by January 19. Fee: Resident $15; Non-resident, $19.50

February

EXHIBIT: The Plummer Family From Slavery to Freedom, on view February 1-28. Adam Francis Plummer, the patriarch of the African-American Plummer family, lived at Riversdale. In this exhibit, we recount how some members of his family successfully escaped to freedom, while others waited for legal emancipation. We continue the family's stories after freedom and into the 20th century. Regular tour hours and fees apply.
The Enslaved and Hired Works at Riversdale Tour Sunday, February 11, at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Leigh Ryan leads a guided tour that focuses on the roles of workers, enslaved and free, who labored here in the early 19th century. For ages 5 and up. Fee: $5/adult, $4/senior, $2/student.
The Riversdale Chamber Music Society, Sunday, February 18, 2:30 p.m. Stay and enjoy a reception with the musicians after the performance. FREE. All ages welcome.
The Enslaved and Hired Works at Riversdale Tour Sunday, February 25, at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Leigh Ryan leads a guided tour that focuses on the roles of workers, enslaved and free, who labored here in the early 19th century. For ages 5 and up. Fee: $5/adult, $4/senior, $2/student.

March

In a Timely Fashion: 19th-Century Clocks in America, on view March 11-June 30. In the 19th century, clocks were just becoming common in households. Explore the history of timekeeping in this exhibit featuring clocks from members of the D.C. chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Regular tour hours and fees apply.
Kitchen Guild Open House, Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m. Kick off the spring opening of the open hearth kitchen and try something new! Learn tips and tricks from Kitchen Guild members you can use in your own kitchen while sampling dishes and chatting with members about volunteer opportunities. Register by March 10. FREE, ages 14 and up.

April

The Riversdale Chamber Music Society, Sunday, April 15, 2017, 2:30. Join us for this multimedia concert, Images, with artists to be announced. Chat with the artists at the free reception after the performance. FREE. All ages.
Tavern Night, Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m. Make merry with the lively sounds of the Ship's Company Chanteymen as our basement is transformed into a 19th-century tavern, complete with food and beverages. Fee includes a souvenir glass. Advance payment required by April 13. Resident: $28; Non-Resident: $35. Ages 21 & up.

May

Mother's Day in the Garden, Sunday, May 13, 12:15-3:15 p.m. Celebrate mom, grandma, or another special lady with a FREE guided tour of the house. End the afternoon with a glass of lemonade and a stroll through the garden. Limited to one free tour with each paid admission. All ages welcome.
A Bath Afternoon, Saturday, May 19, 1 p.m. The spa city of Bath was a center of fashion in Regency England. View an Austen film set in the city, create your own fashion album to take home, and enjoy treats worthy of Mulland's. Advance payment required by May 11. Fee: Resident, $19; Non-Resident, $25.

June

Father's Day Tours, Sunday, June 17, 12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Bring your father, grandfather, or another special gentleman for a FREE guided tour during open hours. Limited to one free tour with each paid admission.
Jazz on the Lawn, Wednesday, June 27, 2016, 7 pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and your picnic basket to enjoy an evening of entertainment. These performances are made possible in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. FREE. All ages welcome.

**Resident fees apply to residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties. Please note that popular programs where reservations are required may sell out prior to the registration deadline noted.

2017 Events