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Apr
27
Fri
Haunted Nights at Henricus
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 2:00 am

Come and join Scott Porter of the Tennessee Wraith Chasers from Destination America’s hit paranormal series “Ghost Asylum” and “Haunted Towns”, and Stephanie Burke, currently seen on Destination America’s “Kindred Spirits” as they investigate the haunted history of Henricus Historical Park.

Stephanie Burke will also be performing private readings both days, with a limit of 5 readings per day, starting at 5pm and ending at 6:15pm.

There are two opportunities to investigate the site: Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.

For additional information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/370023576813634/ .

 

 

Apr
28
Sat
Seed to Sale – Annual Henricus Plant Sale
Apr 28 @ 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 be 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 sale.

May
5
Sat
HenROCKus: Bands & Brews on the James River Bluff
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring your lawn chairs, enjoy a brew (or two!) from our partner Steam Bell Beer Works, rock out to local bands, and enjoy the outstanding views of the mighty James River – all while supporting educational programming at Henricus Historical Park.

Pat Russell Band is a highly popular group performing, as they call it, country that ROCKS! Bringing it back to the 80’s is Chinese Fire Drill and making their stage debut is Ventura Boulevard, Richmond’s newest Tom Petty cover band.

DOORS OPEN AT 1PM.

Pat Russell Band: 2-3:50pm
Chinese Fire Drill: 4-5:50pm
Ventura Boulevard: 6-8pm

Food will be available from Gregory’s Grill.

$5 per adult, FREE children under 12 / No discounts for Members or Groupon Holders. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

Free parking.

No outside food or beverages allowed. No pets, please!

RAIN DATE: May 6, 2-8pm

 

A  HUGE thank you to our sponsors Dominion EnergyDaniel & Company, and RX3 Compounding Pharmacy!

    

May
24
Thu
Henricus Home School Day – 17th Century Sciences & Technology (Ages 4 – 14)
May 24 @ 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 changes in religion, economics, government, education and the sciences in 17th century Europe helped to fuel the Age of Exploration and Colonization of America. Work on site with our 17th century technology and simple machines. Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.

Registration is required by May 21st by calling 804-318-8797.

May
26
Sat
Musket, Sword & Pike
May 26 all-day

Experience a day in the life of the soldiers of Sir Thomas Dale’s militia. Visit with the soldiers in the 1611 Citie of Henricus, participate in drills with the Henricus Militia and see demonstrations of tactics, armor and weaponry used by the 17th century soldiers who built and protected Henricus. In addition, there will also be interpreters demonstrating 18th and 19th century Virginia militia.

Free admission will be offered to active and retired military members and their immediate families.
Cost: $9 Adults, $7 children aged 3 – 12 / Henricus Patrons free

Jun
9
Sat
John Rolfe’s Gardens
Jun 9 all-day

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. Adopt a garden to care for at Henricus Historical Park.

Wort-Cunning and Star-Craft: An Herbal Remedies Course for Beginners (Age 18 and above)
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Students should bring: Paper/Journal and a writing utensil.
Registration required. Call 804-318-8732.
Cost: $50 per person

Jun
23
Sat
Trades of Antiquity
Jun 23 all-day

Come join Henricus Historical Park and the Southeast Virginia Primitive Skills Group for 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.

Jun
25
Mon
Camp Pocahontas (Ages 6 – 10)
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm

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 will include:  cooking, farming, archery, music and dancing, engineering, canoe scraping, fish net weaving and pottery.  Make-and-take crafts included.

Before and After Care Available for this Camp (up to one hour each): $10/each day per child (or $5/each half day per child

Registration required by June 21 by calling 804-318-8797.

Jul
12
Thu
Discovery Day: Two Lives of Pocahontas — as an Indian Girl (Ages 3 – 12)
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn how the child Pocahontas would have lived, worked and been educated in the Powhatan Indian world 400 years ago. What would she have eaten, worn, lived in and learned as an Indian girl? What chores would she have done; what was her status as daughter of Chief Powhatan? Hands-on activities and demonstrations, make-and-take projects, and site tours of the re-created village of Arrohateck are included on this exciting day commemorating the life and times of Pocahontas!

All children must be accompanied by an adult. This half-day program for young children and parents is the first of two days commemorating the “Two Lives of Pocahontas.”

Registration required by July 10 by calling 804-318-8797.