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.

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Quoit Club | 508 St. James Street

By historicrichmondadmin | February 1, 2017

508 St. James Street was built in 1915. Designed by Charles Thaddeus Russell, one of Virginia’s first black architects, this house served as the home of prominent African-American physician, Dr. William Henry Hughes. The property later became the Negro Training Center for the Blind; it was the only public school for blind African Americans in…

Quoit Club | East End Theater

By historicrichmondadmin | January 31, 2017

A special thanks to our delicious food sponsor Liberty Public House! What was once the historic East End Theater of Church Hill, is now a newly constructed apartment community.  Originally constructed in 1938, this re-purposed historic landmark is the matchless coalescence of iconic architecture, structure and modern décor.  Completed in June of 2015, this three-story…

Quoit Club | The Train Shed

By historicrichmondadmin | January 19, 2017

The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining the 2017 Quoit Club season.  Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407. The Main Street Station train shed is under construction and expected to be complete in Spring 2017. The $49 million, 100,000-square-foot renovations will transform the train shed into a…

Quoit Club | Monumental Church

By historicrichmondadmin | March 14, 2016

On December 26, 1811, a fire at the Richmond Theatre claimed the lives of over seventy-two people, including the governor. Robert Mills, America’s first native-born, professional architect and a student of Thomas Jefferson, designed Monumental Church to be built on the theater site. The church is an unusual octagonal form capped with a dome. The…

Quoit Club | VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

By historicrichmondadmin | March 14, 2016

Currently under construction, the ICA is poised to become a cultural linchpin for the city of Richmond. The non-collecting museum will showcase a fresh slate of changing innovative exhibitions, performances, films and special programs.  VCU’s 41,000-square-foot Institute for Contemporary Art will be an incubator for interdisciplinary experimentation for the entire university while simultaneously providing opportunities for collaboration…

Quoit Club | Richmond Public Library – Main Branch

By historicrichmondadmin | March 14, 2016

Richmond Public Library was founded by civic-minded leaders in the early 1900’s.  The establishment of a public library for Richmond residents took several tries, however. The Finance Committee of Richmond’s Common Council twice passed up Mr. Andrew Carnegie’s generous offers of financial assistance to establish a public library in Richmond.  The first offer, of $100,000,…

Quoit Club | The Scott House

By historicrichmondadmin | March 14, 2016

The Scott House is one of Richmond’s most important architectural survivors from the great age of American patronage called the American Renaissance (1876-1914).   The American Renaissance movement took shape at the time of the nation’s Centennial, when Americans began to see our country as a successor to the great civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome,…

Quoit Club | Gallery5

By historicrichmondadmin | March 14, 2016

Gallery5 is located in Jackson Ward, and is the best-preserved of Richmond’s few surviving nineteenth-century firehouses. Steamer Company Number 5 was built in 1883 to continue the function of firefighting and police station for the Jackson Ward neighborhood begun in 1849 by a previous building on the site. The gallery opened its doors in 2005…

Quoit Club | The Barton Mansion

By historicrichmondadmin | March 14, 2016

The Barton Mansion, previously known as Corner Minor, was built in the 1890s for James H. Barton, the original developer of Barton Heights. Representative of the Queen Anne style, this house boasts a round corner tower with a bell cast roof and finial, wraparound porch, Palladian windows and lunettes in the gable ends, and is…

Quoit Club | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

By historicrichmondadmin | March 14, 2016

St. Paul’s is one of Richmond’s premier historic sites.  The parish came into being as an outgrowth of Monumental Church to accommodate the expanding membership. Consecrated in 1845, the building is a masterpiece of the Greek Revival style, and a stately complement to Thomas Jefferson’s temple-form capital across the street. The building was designed by…

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