Historic Richmond's Quoit Club

Where History & Architecture Meet for Conversation & Cocktails

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Want to get on the guest list for some of the most exciting social engagements in Richmond? Membership in the Quoit Club gets you an all-access pass to the past, with members-only tours inside some of the most interesting buildings and locations in the city. You’ll mix and mingle with great people, enjoy fantastic food and drink and absorb fascinating expert commentary on Richmond history, architecture and culture. Part Happy Hour and part field trip, there’s nothing quite like a Quoit Club event.

Traditionally, quoits was a game played during the 1820s and 1840s with steel rings and metal spikes--think 19th century horseshoes. Through social gatherings, the Quoit Club supports Historic Richmond’s mission by engaging its members in caring about and for our distinctive built environment: past, present and future.

The season runs from March until October of each year; events are typically scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. Members must be at least 21 years of age.

Members-Only Tours | Click Here to buy a membership!

April 21: Dr. Hughes House 6:00 p.m.
Quoit Club visits the newly-renovated Dr. Hughes House in Jackson Ward with local developer and owner, Zarina Fazaldin, a Golden Hammer Award winner in the Best Restoration category.

May 19: Monument Avenue Residence 6 p.m.
A newcomer to Richmond, but raised on Virginia architecture, design, and furniture, this Monument Avenue homeowner graciously gives Quoit Club a glimpse into their undergoing restoration-and-updates home, and a generations-old family business.

June 16: McKinnon and Harris 6 p.m.
McKinnon and Harris handcrafts original designs of estate, garden, and yacht furniture using enduring techniques with master craftspeople. Their Richmond, Virginia workshop and headquarters are located in the city's historic Scott’s Addition neighborhood, of which their showroom won a Golden Hammer Award in Adaptive Reuse.

July 21: Hatch Kitchen 6 p.m.
Manchester's Hatch Kitchen enables Richmond’s food and beverage innovators by providing access to professional production space and resources. From pop-ups to packaging to butchery, Hatch Kitchen grows community skills and opportunities. Hatch Kitchen was a Golden Hammer Award winner in Best Adaptive Reuse.

August 18: Richmond Technical Center 6 p.m.
Richmond Technical Center starts careers.
During the day, high school students learn technical and trade careers, and at night, adults. Courses include Culinary Arts, Veterinary Science, Cybersecurity, TV and Media, Carpentry, Electricity, Health Science, Engineering, Criminal Justice, EMT Training and more.

The Richmond Technical Center is one of five schools selected by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry to participate in a pilot program for workforce development.  Youth, ages 16 to 18 years old, are eligible to apply.  Through a combination of on-the-job training and custom-designed instruction, participants in the Virginia Registered Apprenticeship Program will be trained to help employers meet their growing need for a highly-skilled workforce.  The program is a "win-win" approach for both apprentices and employers.  Apprentices earn as they learn and acquire valuable job skills, and employers develop their own skilled labor force, which will help them compete in today's global economy.

September 15: Urban Planning in Shockoe Bottom 6 p.m.
Have you ever wondered about all the issues and details that go into planning decisions? Tour Shockoe Bottom with Richmond Senior Manager Kim Chen to learn and discuss the matters pressing this area, today.

October 20: Common House 6 p.m.
Common House too is an adaptive reuse project on a mission to rebuild the social fabric of communities. It all started when founders Derek Sieg, Ben Pfinsgraff, and Josh Rogers noticed the decline of the things that knit us together: bridge clubs, neighborhood associations, bowling leagues.

Inspired to fight that trend, they set out to build a common space for people to come together over food, drink and experiences. The result? A curated third space, complete with a restaurant, co-working space, rooftop lounge, and a lively slate of ongoing programming.

                          A special thank you to our sponsors!

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Historic Garden Day

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Quoit Club | Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery

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Quoit Club | Port City Apartments

POSTPONED! Port City Apartments 800 Jefferson Davis Highway Thursday, September 17, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Port City is a $28.6 million pioneering economic development project on the historic Route 1 corridor.…

Quoit Club | Dominion Energy Building *MEMBERS ONLY

POSTPONED! Dominion Energy Building *MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR 600 E. Grace Street Thursday, August 20, 6:00pm to 8:00pm The 20-story project is approximately 1 million square feet and occupies a full city…

Quoit Club | Virginia War Memorial

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Quoit Club | Blue Bee Cider

POSTPONED! Blue Bee Cider 1322 Summit Avenue Thursday, June 18, 6:00pm to 8:00pm A creative adaptive reuse project and 2017 Golden Hammer Award nomination, Blue Bee Cider is located in…

Quoit Club | McKinnon & Harris * MEMBERS ONLY

POSTPONED McKinnon & Harris *MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR 1722 Arlington Road Thursday, May 21, 6:00pm to 8:00pm An adaptive reuse of a 1940’s warehouse in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition neighborhood is the new…

POSTPONED Quoit Club | Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site * MEMBERS ONLY

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site *MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR 600 N. 2nd Street Thursday, April 16, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Maggie Lena Walker devoted her life to civil rights advancement, economic empowerment,…

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