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Friends Day 2020
Reserve Now to attend the 8th Annual Friends Day on May 9th
Friends Day will be held this year on Saturday, May 9, featuring a two-part program: a morning program centered on the newly expanded Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and a catered luncheon program featuring a talk by James Ingram.
    This April the 65,000 square foot expansion to the Art Museums will officially open at a cost of $40,000,000 and after seventeen years of planning, fundraising and construction. Seven new exhibit galleries will provide additional room to showcase Colonial Williams-burg's large and important collection of Anglo-American decorative arts in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the equally important collection of American folk art in the Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum — the two museums being housed in the same building. A number of new exhibits will be shown including "British Masterworks," important British furniture, paintings and related objects in the Decorative Arts Museum and "American Folk Pottery" in the Folk Art Museum.
    At 10am, the Museum doors will open to allow Friends to assemble in the Museum's Hennage Auditorium with a special presentation by Matt Webster, Director, Grainger Department of Architectural Preservation and Research, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, who will describe the process by which the museum expansion was conceived and implemented. There will be no admission cost for the Art Museums for the morning program because the Museums are having free community access all weekend. Following Mr. Webster's presentation, Friends will be free to tour the new and existing exhibits in the greatly expanded Art Museums.
    At noon, Friends will reassemble at the Parish House for a reception preceding a catered luncheon at 12:30pm ($25). We are privileged to have an excellent speaker, James Ingram, who is well known for his role as a Colonial Williamsburg "Nation Builder" interpreting Gowan Pamphlet, the first African-American Baptist minister in America. Mr. Ingram will remark on his own spiritual journey and how his portrayal of Gowan Pamphlet has contributed to it.
    Friends Day will conclude with an opportunity to attend an evening Candlelight Concert at Bruton Parish Church at 8pm.
    Because of space limitations, only 80 luncheon reservations will be available, so it is important to reserve now by visiting bit.ly/FRIENDSDAY2020 where you can pay online or contact Hilary Cooley at (757) 229-2891 or hcooley@brutonparish.org to make other arrangements. Friends Day activities are open to all members of the local congregation, those Friends who live distant from Williamsburg, and those interested residents from the community.  Mark your calendars now to join with other Friends of Bruton — we hope to see you there!
Last Published: February 26, 2020 4:20 PM