#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.
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
Seniors and Groups of 10 or more: $4/person
Ages -18 and Students with ID: $2/person
Ages 4 & under: Free
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Our Events & Exhibitions
Riversdale Kitchen Guild Events
Sundays 12-3:30 PM FREE
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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