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Apr
10
Mon
Henricus: Archaeology Spring Break Camp (ages 8 – 12)
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm

Participate in a week-long archaeological program at Henricus Historical Park. Learn about the tools and strategies used to help locate and excavate sites and the archaeological methods used to create a living history museum. Help sort, catalogue and clean artifacts found in the area and delve into the archaeological sciences. Take a field trip to an active archeological site.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration required by April 7th by calling 804-318-8797.

Space is limited!

Cost: $210/ Henricus Patrons $185

Apr
20
Thu
Annual Henricus Educator Open House
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Open to all Public, Private & Home School Educators and their immediate family members!

See what’s happening this year:

  • Tours of the site – meet our costumed Interpreters
  • Learn more about the Two Lives of Pocahontas Program – grades 3 – 6 (for the 400th commemoration of her trip to England)
  • See our joint James River Environmental programs:  meet the reptiles and amphibians from Rockwood Nature Center; delve into our upper elementary/middle school Colonial Cultures of the James River program
  • Discuss our new STEM offerings
  • Discuss our PBL projects available to schools.
  • Discuss our Summer Teacher Workshops
  • Drawings for Educational Items from our Gift Shop
  • Make & Take Activities for the Children
  • This-day only, sign up your children for our Camp Pocahontas II (July 10 – 14) and receive a one-time Educator’s discount
  • Light refreshments
  • Title I Discount Contracts and Opportunities

Register by calling 804-318-8797

Cost: Free to all active educators, administrators and their immediate family members.

Apr
29
Sat
Seed to Sale – Annual Henricus Plant Sale
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Henricus Historical Park is pleased to offer heirloom plant varieties for your home garden.  Vegetable, herb and fruit seedlings will for sale with all proceeds benefiting the Henricus Education Fund. Your purchase supports the development of new agricultural programs involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM Education). Specific information on plants to be sold will be made available on our website closer to the date of the program.

May
20
Sat
Henricus Spring Garden Day
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come out and learn about colonial horticulture and methodologies. Gardens include the Virginia Indian garden, English officer’s garden, English soldier’s garden, plantation garden and garden at Mt. Malady.

And if you are feeling ambitious, why not adopt a garden to care for at Henricus Historical Park? Learn more at this springtime event.

Admission: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12

Henricus Patrons free. It pays to be a Patron at Henricus — learn more today!

 

Herbal Remedies Class from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Wort-Cunning and Star-Craft: An Herbal Remedies Course for Beginners

Presented by Nicole Pisaniello, Domestic Skill Specialist at Henricus Historical Park

In this interactive two hour workshop students will learn the basics of historic and modern herbalism. Discover how the early colonists would have used herbs to treat their ailments and how much of this knowledge is still viable in our everyday lives. We will be exploring several useful herbs through hands-on activities such as herbal teas and salves, and creating a simple natural remedy to take home.

Cost: $50 per student, adults only 18+

Class size: Limit 15 students

Students should bring: Paper/Journal and a writing utensil

May
27
Sat
Henricus Militia Muster
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a day of 17th century military training, including marching and fighting with body armor and muskets. Powhatan Indian interpreters will also demonstrate how native tactics and weaponry adapted against the colonists.

Visitors will be able to train as an English musketeer or Native warrior.

Free admission with military I.D.

Admission: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12

Henricus Patrons free. It pays to be a Patron at Henricus — learn more today.

Jun
8
Thu
Henricus Home School Day – Natural Resources of the James River
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum. Students will learn how the James River (also known as the Powhatan Flue) was important to the English and Powhatan inhabitants and how it continues to be important today! Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum. This special event is for guests ages 4-14.

Registration is required by June 5th by calling 804-318-8797.

Admission: $14 per student; $8 for accompanying adult

Henricus Patrons $12 per student; accompanying adults free.

Jun
22
Thu
Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: Children of Arrohateck
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us to learn about what life would be like for the youngest Powhatan Indians a long time ago. Activities will include a story, short tour and activities in our Indian village of Arrohateck, and a make-and-take craft. Stay as little or as long as you like! All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is for guests ages 3-10.

Registration required by June 19 by calling (804) 318-8797.

Admission: $10 for each child; $7 for each adult

Henricus Patrons $8 for each child;  accompanying adult free

Jun
24
Sat
Trades of Antiquity Weekend
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm

Join us Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.!

Henricus Historical Park and the South East Virginia Primitive Skills Group present a weekend of historic skills. See demonstrations of life skills and trades from the pre-contact and Colonial eras in Virginia such as flint knapping, fire starting, wood turning, broom weaving, soap making, trapping, hide prep and blacksmithing. Examples of artifacts made will be available for purchase so bring your questions and take home a piece of history.

Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12/ Henricus Patrons free

Jun
26
Mon
Camp Pocahontas I (Ages 6 – 10)
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Pocahontas I 

A daily camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Campers will explore the environment and life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people through demonstrations, activities and arts and crafts. In our re-created Powhatan settlement of Arrohateck, hands-on activities at camp will include cooking, farming, hunting, house and canoe building, fish net weaving and making of pottery, arrows and tools. Make-and-take crafts included.

PLEASE NOTE:

Registration required by June 22 by calling 804-318-8797.

Admission: $200 per camper

Henricus Patrons $185. It pays to be a Patron at Henricus Historical Park. Learn more today how you can benefit by keeping history alive.

Jul
10
Mon
Camp Pocahontas II (Ages 6 – 10)
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Pocahontas II  

A daily camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Campers will explore the environment and life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people through demonstrations, activities and arts and crafts. In our re-created Powhatan settlement of Arrohateck, hands-on activities at camp will include cooking, farming, hunting, house and canoe building, fish net weaving and making of pottery, arrows and tools. Make-and-take crafts included.

 

Registration required by July 6 by calling 804-318-8797.

Cost: $200

Henricus Patrons: $185