EVENTS and PROGRAMS 2013
Scheduled events at the Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum
(Please contact us to schedule your tour, special event, or wedding in the garden.)
January 29, 2013 Dr. Maya Angelou. Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building, Randolph College. 7:00pm. Tickets are FREE. Doors open at 6pm.
February 1, 2013 Anne Spencer Birthday Anniversary!
(February 6, 1882-1975)
FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION! HOLIDAY INN SELECT (Downtown)
Join us in the Lounge for cake and punch. Enjoy live music and entertainment. Open Mic! 5pm -8pm. Sponsored by the Holiday Inn Select.
February 12, 2013 Lecture by Shaun Spencer-Hester, Spencer Legacy
7pm, Burton Student Center, East Room, Lynchburg, College.
Lectures by Jane Baber White on her New book,
Lessons Learned from a Poet's Garden.
January 3, 2013 - Men's Horticultural Society, Westminster Canterbury, 7:30pm
March 13, 2013 - Hill City Master Gardener's, Elk's Lodge, 11:00am
March 16, 2013 - North American Rock Garden Society,Piedmont Chapter, Raleigh,NC Raulston Arboretum, 10:00am
April 20, 2013 - "Florafest" Charlotte County Master Gardeners, Charlotte, NC, 10:00am
March 2, 2013 Anna Howard Spencer (daughter-in love) Guest speaker at the Tuskegee Airman's Spouses Tea, Tidewater Chapter, Virginia Beach, VA
March 13, 2013 Hillside Garden Club work day. 10;30am
March 14, 2013 The Virginia's Distinguished Young Woman.(Formally Junior Miss) Tour, 1:00pm.
March 16, 2013 Board of Directors work day. 11:00-3:00pm
March 23, 2013 Emerging Young Leaders. Tour 10:30am
March 23, 2013 Alliance for Historic Preservation. Tour 1:00-2:30pm
April 6, 2013 Docent Training meeting. 12:00-2:00pm. Volunteers needed! Bring a bag lunch.
April 13, 2013 Docent Training meeting. 12:00-2:00pm. Volunteers needed! Bring a bag lunch.
April 13, 2013 Liberty University American Literature students.Professor Victoria Wood. Tour 5:00pm
April 16, 2013 Liberty University English and Modern Languages Class, DH2138.Professor Karen Swallow Prior, Ph.D Tour 3:30pm
April 20, 2013 Association for the study of African-Americans and Life. Tour, 11:00am-12:30pm.
April 20, 2013 Wine & Friends. Tour, 1:30-3:00pm.
April 22, 2013 Kanawha Garden Club. Tour 2:30-3:30pm.
April 23, 2013 Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum is
Open on Garden Day in Lynchburg.Celebrate with us during
Virginia Historic Garden Week! The only known restored garden
of an African-American in the United States.
Museum Open 10:00 am– 6:00pm, tours $5.00 donation.
Garden and Cottage is FREE and open to the public.
(Donations are always appreciated.)
Jane Baber White's NEW book, Lessons Learned from a Poet's Garden, will be available for sale and the author available for signings from 12noon - 2:00pm.
April 26, 2013 Courtney Hunter & guest, Discovery Lynchburg. Tour 8:30am-9:30am
May 13, 2013 Katie Cypherts announcement in the garden for the 22nd District Seat. Open to the public. 4:00pm.
May 4, 2013 Southern Garden History Society Annual Meeting to be held at Holiday Inn Select. Rueben Rainey, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia School of Architecture, co-author of Half My World will give a talk about the Anne Spencer Garden. Rueben Rainey will be joined by Spencer family members. Tour and Talk,10:00am-3:00pm.
May 5, 2013 Anne Spencer 22nd Annual Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony, 3:30-5:00pm.
May 15, 2013 Louis J. Parascandola, Tour, 11am
May 17, 2013 Home Front Educators. Tour,10:00am-12:00noon.
May 19, 2013 Bridal Showcase in the Anne Spencer Garden, 2-5pm. Reservations are required. Tickets are $5.00 per person and can be purchased in advance. For advance tickets please mail your ticket requests to the museum by May 5th and tickets will be mailed to you.Tickets are also available on the day of the event.
June 1, 2013 Maier Museum. Tour, 1:00pm
June 28, 2013 The Lynchburg Museum System, Teacher Recertification Camp. Tour, 12:15-1:15pm.
July 16, 2013 Centenary United Methodist Church. Marvelous, Mature, Methodist. Tour, 11:30am-1:00pm.
August 3, 2013 Anne Spencer Second Annual Lynchburg Day Fish Fry & Open House. FREE Tours, 11:00am-4:00pm.
September 7, 2013 Second Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival, 11:00am-6:00pm
This years theme is "Family, The New Renaissance."
Craft Vendors, Artists, Soul Food & Live Music
Please email the museum for additional information and applications.
Vendor Information Sheet coming soon!
1313 Pierce Street • Lynchburg, Virginia 24501 • 434-845-1313 • The Garden Conservancy provides preservation assistance to the Anne Spencer garden