If Objects Could Speak
We’re excited to give you a closer look at some of the objects at Agecroft Hall. If you have been on a tour of the house, you’ve seen the wonderful collection that Agecroft has been able to put together over the years. These objects are both artifacts from the time period, as well as historically accurate reproductions that help complete the story of the house. While we can’t possibly go into detail about every one, we wanted to offer a closer look at a few of them. These are some favorites of the staff here at Agecroft!
As most of you know, Agecroft Hall was originally built in Lancashire, England. The house was the home of the Langley and then Dauntesey families until the early 20th century. The house was purchased by T.C. Williams Jr. and his wife Elizabeth, and was deconstructed and shipped to Richmond, VA. The house was reconstructed and was a personal residence until the late 1960s, when it transitioned to a museum. Since then, the Agecroft Association has acquired artifacts that reflect what life would have been like in England during the Tudor Era. The museum also has a collection from the Williamses, some of which are displayed in the library.