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150th Anniversary Commemorative Dinner with Special Guest

April 4, 2015 thru April 4, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
150th Anniversary Commemorative Dinner with Special Guest

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his Cabinet’s visit to Danville, Virginia, the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is holding a dinner in the historic home of Major William T. Sutherlin on Saturday, April 4, 2015. From April 4 to 10, 1865, Jefferson Davis stayed at the Sutherlin mansion, thereafter known as the Last Capitol of the Confederacy. The guest of honor will be Bertram Hayes-Davis, great-great grandson of Jefferson Davis, who will speak briefly. The dinner will be a fundraiser for the Danville Museum and catered by Angela Blankenship. Event organizer, Carrie Reeves Petrick, has selected an elegant menu for the event, which includes cocktails, appetizers and dessert. The cocktail reception starts at 5:00 p.m. in the grand hall and study of the mansion. Tickets are now available for $100 at the Danville Museum or by printing an order form.


Procession of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

April 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Procession of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

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Line the re-created route from the Richmond-Danville Railroad to the Sutherlin Mansion as we recreate the Confederate President’s carriage procession, with cavalry. Join civilian and military re-enactors as we hear President Davis read his Last Proclamation from the steps of the “Last Capitol of the Confederacy,” where it was written 150 years ago. This is part of the museum’s History on the Lawn event. Encamped re-enactors will provide demonstrations.

Museum free admission. National cemetery tours available by reservation.

 


Canvas & Cabernet

April 24, 2015 thru April 24, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Unlock your inner artist while enjoying your favorite wine. Instructor and local artist, Angela VanFossen, will offer guidance and instruction as you paint. Class size is limited so call the Museum to register at (434) 793-5644. 


Canvas & Cabernet : An Art Entertainment Event Pairing Wine and Art Class

April 24, 2015 thru April 24, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Canvas & Cabernet : An Art Entertainment Event Pairing Wine and Art Class

Unlock your inner artist while enjoying your favorite wine. Local artist and instructor, Angela VanFossen, will guide and instruct you as you paint. Class size is limited, so call the Museum and register now at (434)793-5644.


Danville Public School Art Show Opening

April 26, 2015 thru April 26, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM