Richmond, Williamsburg & Petersburg
EVENTS > SYMPOSIA
We gather in Virginia’s capital, Richmond, for a splendid fall symposium that highlights the city’s broad range of museums and historic sites. Located at the fall line of the James River, Richmond succeeded Williamsburg as the capital in 1780, with Thomas Jefferson’s Classically inspired capitol building marking the city’s ascendancy. We will be headquartered in the heart of the city, with the opportunity to explore the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, an impressive array of historic houses, and the Valentine Museum, which is confronting sculptor Edward Valentine’s legacy as a leading monument maker for the Lost Cause.
Our proximity to Virginia’s colonial capital permits an excellent overnight pre-symposium excursion to enjoy the recently renovated and expanded Art Museum at Colonial Williamsburg as well as a bevy of private collections around town.
The post-symposium tour heads south to Petersburg, a once-thriving river port where a noteworthy variety of historic houses are preserved and ready for our enjoyment and edification.