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“A Conversation with Lady Frances”
This family event is your opportunity to find out what it means to be invited to a social event at Green Spring, the grandest house in the colony of Virginia and home of Sir William Berkeley and his wife, Lady Frances. And meet Susan Berquist Zickel, who brings Lady Frances to life.
ANNUAL TOUR at the Historic Green Spring site
Special attraction: the new Green Spring National Park Passport Stamp will be available at the site this day only!
Lady Frances joins her husband, Governor Sir William Berkeley to welcome you. Tour the site with interpreters and enjoy colonial activities with students from Jamestown High School.
Presented by Retired Colonial Williamsburg Vice President of Research Cary Carson and award-winning architect Roger Guernsey, the 2012 lecture shared new research that changes dramatically our picture of Governor Sir William Berkeley’s mansion house at Historic Green Spring.
In 2011, The Friends commissioned an interactive kiosk to tell the stories of Historic Green Spring in words, pictures and videos. The kiosk was installed at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center and dedicated to the late Clifford Williams, founder of The Friends of Green Spring. When it is not at Jamestowne, the portable kiosk can be taken to schools, retirement communities, libraries and special events. Please contact us if you are interested in having the video visit your organization or event.
The 2011 lecture was presented by Warren Billings, author of Sir William Berkeley and the Forging of Colonial Virginia. In an entertaining and informative program, Prof. Billings gave new insight into what little is known about the man behind Bacon’s Rebellion.
Historic Green Spring is closed to the public, but every year since 2009, The Friends, in cooperation with the National Park Service, have opened the site to the public on one Saturday in October. This is a family-oriented opportunity to stroll the grounds with Governor and Lady Berkeley and experience what life and the people were like in the 17th and 18th centuries. Programs and activities differ from year to year, and include children’s activities.