Michael Spencer Gallery Talk

Thursday , February 13 at 6:00 P.M.

Michael Spencer is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington as well as the Chair of the department. His classes and interests have provided him the opportunity to delve into University of Mary Washington history as well as local Fredericksburg, Virginia building history including the documentation of historic agricultural structures within the Rappahannock River valley.

Spencer’s talk will be focusing on Charles M. Robinson’s designs for institutions of higher education in Virginia.

Did you know: With his revival and new building designs on the campus of William & Mary, Robinson intended to combine 20th century utility and 17th century charm by preserving the feeling of Early Colonial architecture while still making structures that were modern in plans and materials.

Tickets are $20
(Members: $10)


Museum tours feature the first and second floors of The Branch Museum and include historical information about the family as well as architectural elements specific to the Branch House. We will also discuss the exhibitions currently on view. Tours last about 60 minutes.

House tours are scheduled at 10 A.M. on Tuesday’s and Saturday’s. 

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Saturday, January 18

Tuesday, January 21

Saturday, January 25

Tuesday, January 28

Saturday, February 1

If you have questions about tours or are interested in scheduling a private tour of The Branch Museum, please contact