Annual Meeting & History Talk

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM (doors open 6:30)

Location: Lancaster Community Library, Kilmarnock

Guest presentation "The Courthouse Village and Court Day in Colonial Virginia." Architectural historian Dr. Carl Lounsbury will discuss the buildings and activities of several of Virginia's colonial courthouse towns, including Lancaster, and examine the role of Court Day in the public life of the community. Talk begins at 7:00 sharp and will last 45-60 minutes. Followed by annual business meeting and election of officers. Open to the public. Reservations requested to ensure seating 462-7280 or history@mbwm.org

Annual Shuckin' on the Court House Green Oyster Roast

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 1:00-4:00 (serving to 3:30)

Location: Museum Grounds

Annual Oyster Roast to benefit Lancaster VA Historical Society, Museum, and Library. GET TICKETS at www.mkt.com/maryball. $50 per person, inclusive of all food and drinks. Limited to 150 attendees. Great menu of steamed and raw oysters, chicken stew, hot dogs, beer, wine, soda. Live music by acoustic duo Toby & Larry. Advance, non-refundable purchase required.

CLOSURES in 2018




Sat May 26: Museum & Library closed holiday weekend. Wed July 4: Museum & Library closed holiday. Sat Sept 1: Museum & Library closed holiday weekend. Thu Sept 6: Museum & Library closed for member bus tour. Nov 10: Museum & Library closed for Oyster Roast (except event ticketholders). Nov 22-24: Museum & Library closed Thanksgiving break. Library also closed Wed Nov 21. Dec 22, 2018-Jan 31, 2019: Museum & Library closed for winter.

EXHIBIT: Lancaster in World War I, Home Front to Battle Front

Date: March 28-December 21, 2018


Location: Museum

Features more than 70 artifacts, documents, biographical profiles, and research panels that examine the war through the experiences of Lancaster County residents who served in the military and those who supported civilian efforts at home. The items, drawn from the museumís permanent collection and on loan from community members, include uniforms, accessories, equipment, military certificates and service records, personal letters, soldier photographs, original war bond posters, and local Red Cross chapter notes. Open during museum hours Wed, Thu, Fri 10-4 (see closings list for exceptions). $5 admission donation requested.

Members' Holiday Social

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Location: Lancaster House

Members' only reception, shopping, and viewing of World War I exhibit. Become a member today!

Museum Open House & Holiday Shop Sale

Date: Saturday December 8, 2018

Time: 11:00-3:00

Location: Lancaster House

Special Saturday hours to view the World War I exhibit (before it ends on Dec 21) and shop the Museum Store for holiday gifts, local books, and more. $5 requested donation to tour museum. Free for Members. No charge to visit Museum Store.