Free online events - What's Happening at National Trust Historic Sites in September

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Connect with National Trust Historic Sites from across the country with a selection of virtual events, exhibitions, and opportunities in September. Learn about all 27 National Trust Historic Sites here.



Archaeology Lunch and Learn: Halls and Passages
Wednesday, September 13, 12 PM ET

From duPont kitchens and bathrooms to Madison chambers and parlors, the main house has seen many changes over its 250-year history. Join architectural technician Tessa Honeycutt on a deep dive into the use and restoration of the rooms on the first floor using the 3D model of the main house.




Tenement Museum
Objects of Permanence
Friday, September 8, 6 PM ET
Free livestream

Drayton Hall
The Draytons vs. The Griswolds: A Summer Vacation
Thursday, September 14, 5 PM ET

Historic Artists' Homes and Studios
Virtual Road Trip: Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
Thursday, September 14, 6 PM ET

White House Historical Association
White House History Live: President Garfield, From Radical to Unifer
Tuesday, September 19, 5:30 PM ET


Time-Tested Tactics: 7 Historic Ways to Beat the Heat

What were the strategies for staying cool in bygone times? How did architectural elements aid in regulating temperatures? To unravel these mysteries, we turned to our National Trust Historic Sites to uncover the ingenious methods they used to beat the heat. 

An Ode to Home

The Lynchburg, Virginia, home and garden of poet and civil rights activist Anne Spencer have been preserved under the watchful eye of Spencer's granddaughter Shaun Spencer-Hester. MORE>>

Plan a Trip to See One of These National Trust Historic Sites

Consider visiting a National Trust Historic Site near you this summer. Here are some upcoming exhibits and events happening around the country:


Montpelier in Orange, Virginia  

Commemorate the U.S. Constitution in September
September 1-30

In keeping with our decades-long commitment to sharing the story of our founding document, Montpelier has launched Constitution Month. Join our programs throughout September, including educational panels, Constitution and Bill of Rights tours, and on-site activities. 



Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst

Friday, September 8-Sunday, September 10

Join us for a spectacular weekend of creativity, artistry, and family fun. Shop from artisans of original fashion, jewelry, home decor, and more! Immerse yourself in ceramics, glass, wood, and mixed media masterpieces.

Don't miss this chance to wander through Lyndhurst's 67 acres of picturesque landscapes, stop to smell a rose in the garden, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Hudson River.

Kids will be enchanted by interactive puppet theater, face painting, and stilt walkers, storytelling, and more, while foodies will relish the diverse dining options, including a brand-new mobile beer and wine truck.

Bring your loved ones and make cherished memories in the heart of fall beauty.

Fall Classic Mansion Tour

September 28-October 31

This one-hour tour covers two floors and treats visitors to a rare glimpse of the lavish decorative arts and furniture while decorated in autumnal splendor. 


Farm Fest at the Shadows

The Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival (September 21-24) is a great time to visit New Iberia. Kick off the weekend at Farm Fest at the Shadows-on-the-Teche.  MORE>>


New Exhibit at Edith Farnsworth House

Discover the intriguing relationship between architecture and the lives of its inhabitants as artist Arina Däehnick presents her photography exhibition, Living with Mies. The exhibit opens on September 17.  MORE>>

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