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Feb
2
Sat
Pins & Needles – “Snapsack” Workshop (ages 18+)
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

10 am – 4 pm

Participants will be making a 17th century “snapsack” or shoulder sack which many soldiers and workers generally used to transport basic items.  Materials will be provided and already made into “kit” form. $20 for materials and admission. Attendees provide their own sewing supplies including wax, thread, pins, needles, and scissors.  Registration required by Jan. 28 by calling 804-318-8732.  Limited space available.  Bring your own lunch.  Children aged 10+ may sign up with registered adult. 

Cost:  $$20 for materials and admission to the historic site.

Feb
7
Thu
Home School Day – The Things They Made (ages 4 – 14)
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

10 am – 2 pm

Everything that English Colonists and Powhatans required to survive in 17th century Virginia were likely to be made, traded or raised HERE:  iron or stone tools, clothing, food, housing, weapons, medicines!   Participate in collecting raw materials, trading between Colonials and Powhatans and using tobacco to trade with England.  Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive setting at our living history museum.  Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.  Registration is required by February 5 by calling 804-318-8797. 

Cost:  $18 student/$5 ages 2-3/$13 for accompanying adult; Henricus Patrons $13 for student, $3 ages 2-3/ Free for accompanying adult.

Feb
28
Thu
Adult Program – Birth & Mortality
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2 – 4 pm

What were the religious, governmental and social concepts and activities that were involved in the life cycle of people in 17th century Virginia?  Meet and join the colonists that were a part of these life experiences.  See the practical aspects of life in the colonies from a medical, governmental, and social viewpoint – birth to burial.  Adult groups, clubs, college classes, and individuals welcome.  Registration required by February 26 by calling 804-318-8797. 

Cost:  $18/adult; Henricus Patrons: $16

Mar
2
Sat
A Roof Above My Head – Construction of an Early Soldier’s House
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

10 am – 1 pm  

Ever wonder how the timber post and beam structures you see at Henricus Historical Park were built? Come to “A Roof Above My Head” – our program that explores how skilled carpenters, sawyers, and woodsmen arriving from England 400 years ago constructed houses, churches, and more – all without recourse to modern power tools.

Registration required by March 1 by calling 748-1611.  This is a hands-on experience and you will get dirty!

Cost:  $9/adult, $7/children aged 3-12; Henricus Patrons: free

Mar
7
Thu
Henricus Home School Day – The Two Lives of Pocahontas (ages 4 – 14)
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

10 am – 2 pm

Follow the life and times of Pocahontas, as both a Powhatan girl and as an English woman.  Compare and contrast both of her lives through the different needs (food, housing, clothing), politics and status, education, and religion of both worlds. Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive setting at our living history museum.  Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum. 

Registration is required by March 5 by calling 804-318-8797.

Cost:  $18 student/$5 ages 2-3/$13 for accompanying adult; Henricus Patrons $13 student/$3 ages 2-3/ Free for accompanying adult.

Mar
9
Sat
Paranormal Overnight Experience
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 9:00 am

Join us overnight for a paranormal investigation of the site with Commonwealth Researchers of the Paranormal!

Tickets may be purchased for $45 through Dennis Estlock, founder of Commonwealth Researchers of the Paranormal and your host for the evening. Click here.

 

Mar
22
Fri
Commemoration of the 1622 Opecancanough Offensive
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Gather at the 1622 commemorative marker donated by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Virginia for a moment of remembrance and reflection.

Apr
1
Mon
Spring Break Camps (ages 8-12)
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9 am – 4 pm

Beat the winter doldrums and celebrate Spring Break with us at Henricus!  Join us for one immersive program and delve deep into the topic of your choice or sign up for multiple programs and receive a discount.

Daily themes:

April 1 – Archaeology – Grab a trowel and get ready to dig into the past!  Learn about the tools and techniques of excavation and see what you can find out about people by the things they left behind.

April 2 – Science in the 17th Century – Follow in the footsteps of Galileo, Newton, and other giants of the Scientific Revolution and perform experiments to prove (or disprove!) scientific hypotheses.  Explore the close connections between science and nature in the Powhatan world.  See what new inventions and technologies of the time helped make colonization here possible.

April 3 – Follow That Fish: The Environment of the James River – The James River is important to more than just fish!  Find out how we have depended on and used the resources of the river over time.

April 4 – Sir Thomas Dale’s Colony – Do you have the grit to survive martial law?  Learn about the skills, such as construction and military tactics, that it would take to succeed under military rule at Henricus fort!

April 5 – Indian Summer – Summer (or as the Powhatan called it, Cohattayough) is coming!  What would the Powhatan Indians do to prepare for the season?

 

Registration is required by March 22 by calling 804-318-8797.  Space is limited!

Cost:  $40/day per child,$36/day per child for multiple days; Henricus Patrons $33/day

Apr
2
Tue
Spring Break Camps (ages 8-12)
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9 am – 4 pm

Beat the winter doldrums and celebrate Spring Break with us at Henricus!  Join us for one immersive program and delve deep into the topic of your choice or sign up for multiple programs and receive a discount.

Daily themes:

April 1 – Archaeology – Grab a trowel and get ready to dig into the past!  Learn about the tools and techniques of excavation and see what you can find out about people by the things they left behind.

April 2 – Science in the 17th Century – Follow in the footsteps of Galileo, Newton, and other giants of the Scientific Revolution and perform experiments to prove (or disprove!) scientific hypotheses.  Explore the close connections between science and nature in the Powhatan world.  See what new inventions and technologies of the time helped make colonization here possible.

April 3 – Follow That Fish: The Environment of the James River – The James River is important to more than just fish!  Find out how we have depended on and used the resources of the river over time.

April 4 – Sir Thomas Dale’s Colony – Do you have the grit to survive martial law?  Learn about the skills, such as construction and military tactics, that it would take to succeed under military rule at Henricus fort!

April 5 – Indian Summer – Summer (or as the Powhatan called it, Cohattayough) is coming!  What would the Powhatan Indians do to prepare for the season?

 

Registration is required by March 22 by calling 804-318-8797.  Space is limited!

Cost:  $40/day per child,$36/day per child for multiple days; Henricus Patrons $33/day

Apr
3
Wed
Spring Break Camps (ages 8-12)
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9 am – 4 pm

Beat the winter doldrums and celebrate Spring Break with us at Henricus!  Join us for one immersive program and delve deep into the topic of your choice or sign up for multiple programs and receive a discount.

Daily themes:

April 1 – Archaeology – Grab a trowel and get ready to dig into the past!  Learn about the tools and techniques of excavation and see what you can find out about people by the things they left behind.

April 2 – Science in the 17th Century – Follow in the footsteps of Galileo, Newton, and other giants of the Scientific Revolution and perform experiments to prove (or disprove!) scientific hypotheses.  Explore the close connections between science and nature in the Powhatan world.  See what new inventions and technologies of the time helped make colonization here possible.

April 3 – Follow That Fish: The Environment of the James River – The James River is important to more than just fish!  Find out how we have depended on and used the resources of the river over time.

April 4 – Sir Thomas Dale’s Colony – Do you have the grit to survive martial law?  Learn about the skills, such as construction and military tactics, that it would take to succeed under military rule at Henricus fort!

April 5 – Indian Summer – Summer (or as the Powhatan called it, Cohattayough) is coming!  What would the Powhatan Indians do to prepare for the season?

 

Registration is required by March 22 by calling 804-318-8797.  Space is limited!

Cost:  $40/day per child,$36/day per child for multiple days; Henricus Patrons $33/day