Celebrating the Elegance of a Bygone Era

We hope to expand the community’s knowledge and awareness of Art Deco by offering educational programs, lectures and museum and walking tours. We also will keep the public abreast of preservation issues through public meetings and announcements via various media outlets.

Re-creating and celebrating the elegance of this glamorous era is another important step in the preservation process. To bring the community together to celebrate the social aspects of the era, the Art Deco Society of Virginia plans to host and sponsor numerous era-appropriate events such as social gatherings, dance events, film series, lawn and garden parties and galas. We want to encourage enthusiasts to dress the part and to have a good old fashioned time!


Upcoming Events

Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times

 Brunch and Museum Tour

Sunday, Dec. 6
2 p.m.


Dressing Downton highlights fashion from one of the most widely watched television dramas in the world, Downton Abbey®. Follow your favorite characters, both upstairs and down; walk through a costume chronicle of the period in this traveling exhibition that showcases nearly 40 period costumes and jewelry from the hit series. Visitors will be able to explore the lives of Downton’s aristocratic inhabitants and their servants during the 1910s and 1920s.

We will also be meeting for brunch prior to touring the exhibit at Amuse Restaurant at noon and then walk over to the exhibit and meeting at the clock. So join us in your Sunday Downton best!

Timed tickets must be reserved in advance so please send an email RSVP to by November 15, 2015 we will know if we can make a group reservation to view the exhibit. If we do not have 10 people, we will make an announcement and everyone will then need to make their own reservations here for the exhibit. If you are interested in attending the brunch, please also RSVP by November 25th so we can make a reservation at the restaurant.

Virginia Historical Society
428 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA


Please refer to our calendar for future events: