General Interest Items – March 26, 2014

Posted on Mar 23 2014 in General by admin

2.1 Living History Re-Enactment: Patrick Henry’s Speech – Beaverdam – March 29-30
2.2 A Day with Mars Chocolate – Beaverdam and Richmond – April 12 and 13
2.3  X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium – Washington, DC – April 24

 

2.1 Living History Re-Enactment: Patrick Henry’s Speech – Beaverdam – March 29-30

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane
Beaverdam, VA

Saturday and Sunday March 29 and 30, 2014. There is no cost to view the re-enactment. If you wish to tour the house, please check the second website for details about admission costs.

Bring out the kids for this exciting full-costumed, living history re-enactment!

The time is March 1775; Patrick Henry has just given his “Liberty or Death” speech in Richmond at the 2nd Virginia Convention, and the 7th Virginia Regiment has gathered at Scotchtown in response to Henry’s appeal. Learn of Patrick Henry’s contributions to the Revolution and discover the role of the ordinary citizen who served in the militia.

See the website for other information, or call Ann Reid, Site Coordinator, at 804-227-3500.

http://preservationvirginia.org/events/detail/living-history-re-enactment

https://preservationvirginia.org/visit/historic-properties/patrick-henrys-scotchtown

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2.2 A Day with Mars Chocolate – Beaverdam and Richmond – April 12 and 13

Individual cost: $8/adult; $7/AAA member; $6/senior; $4/student; free for Preservation Virginia members and children under age six. Group rates (10 people or more): $5/adult; $4/student. The program is designed for children four and over.

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane
Beaverdam, VA

Saturday, April 12, 2014. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; demonstrations will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

John Marshall House
818 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA

Sunday, April 13. Museum hours are noon to 5 p.m.; demonstrations will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In “’Give Me Chocolate or Give Me Death: A Day with Mars Chocolate, North America,” learn how chocolate was made, how it was used, where it came from, and what it tasted like throughout history. Chocolate’s rich history is intertwined in the stories of our ancestors. Docents will bring the history of chocolate to life through lectures, tastings, and interactive demonstrations.

See “Chocolate History Ambassadors” share chocolate’s journey through one‐on‐one historical bean‐to‐beverage demonstrations using authentic tools including cocoa pods, cocoa beans and nibs, a hot stone metate, winnowing baskets, chocolate drink pots, and molinos. Guests will be able to see, touch, taste, and smell the historic chocolate‐making experience at every demonstration.

See the website for more information, or contact Sienna Fennell at 804-648-1889, ext. 314, or sfennell@preservationvirginia.org.

https://preservationvirginia.org/events/detail/give-me-chocolate-or-give-me-death

https://preservationvirginia.org/visit/historic-properties/the-john-marshall-house

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2.3 X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium – Washington, DC – April 24

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC

Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $15/student (ages 8 through 18); accompanying adults are free. Limited space available; sign up soon.

X-STEM is the world’s first Extreme STEM symposium for elementary through high school students. Select from 60 mind-blowing talks on some of the hottest topics in science. This is a unique opportunity to meet private and commercial space flight astronauts, explorers of the Titanic, the decipherer of the human genome, the science advisor to the President of the United States, oceanographers and whale researchers, astrophysicists, and the youngest person to pilot a plane solo around the world!

See the website for more information, or contact Science Festival staff at 202-459-0880 or info@usasciencefestival.org.

www.usasciencefestival.org/schoolprograms/x-stem-extreme-stem-symposium.html

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