Field Trips

Off-campus classes that require travel to the destination(s).


FIELD TRIP: Come and visit the only traditional bell foundry in the United States! Guided tours introduce guests to the field of campanology - the study of bells - as well as bronze and iron casting, and the daily workings of an active foundry. You may register to take the tour only, or you may register to tour and create a 'make-and-take'. Please register for only one. Because of event costs, fees are non-refundable unless we can fill your slot.

Friday 3/29, B.A. Sunderlin Bellfoundry
FIELD TRIP Marjorie Merriweather Post purchased Hillwood with the intent to leave it as a museum that would inspire and educate the public. We will have a docent-guided mansion tour showing her rich collections and passion for history. Following our tour we will have lunch on the grounds. There are no refunds unless we can fill your slot.

Wednesday, May 1, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
FIELD TRIP: Legend Brewing turns 30 this month! Join us as we revisit this always-popular brewery. The session will include a history of events leading up to its founding and highlights of the last 30 years. A brewery tour guided by Legend staff and a tasting will also be included. As always, the leader will be available to sample and discuss additional beers at the conclusion of the event.

Tuesday 2/27, Legend Brewery
FIELD TRIP to the VA Museum of History and Culture: Julia Child's insatiable curiosity and tenacious spirit drove her to endlessly try, test, prove and communicate how to make delicious food. Learning to cook empowered Julia and she in turn empowered others, profoundly transforming American cuisine and food culture. Julia Child: A Recipe for Life explores the key ingredients that led to Julia's personal evolution and America's culinary revolution. Offered twice: please register for only one session. Because of the tour costs, fees for this class are non-refundable.

Friday, Mar 22, Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Friday, Apr 12, Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Head to Maymont for a private gardens tour offered by the Horticulture team. Maymont is a 100-acre Victorian estate and public park with varied and extensive gardens. Because of the event costs, fees for this class are non-refundable.

Friday 5/03, Maymont Gardens
FIELD TRIP Robin Spicer of Roanoke Valley Wine Company will showcase that there is more to California wine than simply Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Exploring what other delicious varietals and styles the state has to offer. Fees for this class are non-refundable unless we can fill your slot.

Thursday, May 2, The Kitchen Classroom
FIELD TRIP We will explore the region with Santa Maria Style BBQ, featuring beef tri-tip, pinquitos beans, and grilled vegetable salad. Fees are non-refundable unless we are able to fill the slot.

Thursday, April 18, The Kitchen Classroom
FIELD TRIP This is a demo class, and no standing is required. Explore the cuisine of Southern California and Baja, featuring fish tacos and homemade tortillas, classic Caesar salad, avocado salsa, citrus slaw, and a date shake dessert. Fees for this class are non-refundable unless we can fill your slot.

Thursday, March 21, The Kitchen Classroom
FIELD TRIP Attendees will visit Shalom's Powhatan farm location to learn all about Shalom Farms' food justice initiatives. We'll discuss Shalom's mission, purpose and programming with the beautiful farm as our backdrop and then segue into an in-depth tour of our fields (complete with tasting opportunities, of course!) where we can dig in to Shalom's crop selection and agriculture practices.

Tuesday, May 7, Shalom Farms
FIELD TRIP Spanish Wines 1.0 not required! We will further explore the wines of Spain with Mike Kotrady of Kysela Peres Fils, learning about and trying wines from less well-known wine regions and varietals. Fees for this class are non-refundable unless we can fill your slot.

Thursday, April 4, The Kitchen Classroom
FIELD TRIP This exhibition features artwork and artifacts that portray the spirit of Virginia: its past, its present, its landscape, and its people. The Art Experience at the Executive Mansion highlights works from a mix of genres and mediums with particular focus on Virginia artists and themes. It is a living display which will evolve and change over time as additional works of art become available and as different parts of the Virginia story become the focus. This course is offered twice; please register for only one.

Monday, April 29, Virginia Executive Mansion
Tuesday, April 30, Virginia Executive Mansion
In March of 1775, the Second Virginia Convention was held here at what was then called Henrico Parish Church. Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Peyton Randolph and other prominent Virginians were delegates to the convention. Here, Patrick Henry embodied the spirit of the Revolution on March 23, 1775, with his words, "Give me liberty, or give me death!' Because of the event costs, fees for this class are non-refundable.

Friday 4/19, Historic St. John's Church
Friday 5/10, Historic St. John's Church
FIELD TRIP Join this on-site tour for a walk through the museum, along with a comprehensive overview of the history of the Holocaust incorporating the stories of survivors who made Richmond their home.

Friday, April 26, VA Holocaust Museum
FIELD TRIP Explore the wines of Australia with Jeff Albright from Winebow. Jeff will have recently returned from a trip to Australia and will showcase some of his favorite wines that represent the various growing regions.

Thursday, Feb 29, The Kitchen Classroom