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#Giving Tuesday Fundraiser - Willie's Frame


Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making our first #Givinguesday fundraiser a success! We exceeded our goal, and Willie's portrait frame will be conserved. We know you can donate to many different organizations, and we are humbled and thankful that you chose the Riversdale Historical Society.

William Norris Calvert, born at Riversdale in 1845, was the 4th child of Charles Benedict & Charlotte Augusta Calvert (grandchild of George & Rosalie Calvert). In the early 1850s C.B. Calvert commissioned Jesse Atwood, a skilled portrait painter, to paint portraits of himself and his 4 sons. This portrait, featuring 3rd son, William Norris, was recently offered to us through the generosity of Joanne Calvert, widow of descendant George Davis Calvert. The portrait shows “Willie”, wearing a small black hat with a feather pompom and a red velvet coat. This wonderful addition to the collection will be displayed after conservation and stabilization of the original frame are completed.

William Norris Calvert, c. 1850s
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Historic House Tours

Fridays and Sundays, tours depart from the Visitor Center at Noon and 2:00 pm.

An introduction begins 5 minutes prior to departure. Please arrive early to purchase your tickets at the Visitor Center. Pre-registration is not required.

Grounds & Gardens: Sunday-Saturday, dawn-dusk (occasionally closed for programs; contact office for details)

Visitor Center Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am-4pm

Sundays 11:30-3:30 pm

Tour Admission 

Adults: 4/person

Seniors and Groups of 10 or more: $4/person

Ages -18 and Students with ID: $2/person

Ages 4 & under: Free

For more information on tours or events, please call 301-864-0420


Our Events & Exhibitions

Riversdale Kitchen Guild Events

Sundays 12-3:30 PM FREE

  • October 15

  • October 29

  • November 5

  • December 9

Join us in the Dependency to watch open hearth historical cooking demonstrations using recipes, tools, and techniques from the time of the original owners of Riversdale.

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