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Feb
3
Sat
Pins & Needles – 17th Century Sewing Class for Adults
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for an introduction to 17th century hand sewing class where you will make a very simple product – a utility bag with a drawstring or a handkerchief. Material will be provided. Attendees must provide sewing needles, pins, white quilting weight cotton or linen thread, and small scissors. Instructor: John Pagano, Historical Interpretation Supervisor.

Registration required by Jan. 31 by calling 804- 318-8732. Limited space available.
Cost: $10 includes material and admission to the historic site. Bring your own lunch.

Feb
15
Thu
Home School Day – Life in a Virginia Winter (ages 4 – 14)
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Chores, get the crops in, preserve, cook, clean, plan!
Whatever we do today to get ready for winter, they did 400 years ago – only with different technology! Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum. Our costumed interpreters will discuss preparations for a 17th-century Virginia winter. Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.

Registration is required by February 12th by calling 804-748-1611.
Cost: $15 student, $9 for accompanying adult / Henricus Patrons $13 for student, Free for accompanying adult

Mar
3
Sat
A Roof Above My Head – Construction of an Early Soldier’s House
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 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 new 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. This is a hands-on experience, and you will get dirty!

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

Mar
15
Thu
Adult Program – 17th Century Medicines
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Groups, clubs and individuals welcome. Join a session on the sciences of early medical practices and then tour the 17th-century Indian and English sites while focusing on tools, rules, and medicines. Hands-on activities included; make-and-take herbal sachet can be added to your program.

Registration required by March 10 by calling 804-318-8797.
Cost: $15/Program only. $18/program and Make and Take.

Apr
2
Mon
Archaeology Spring Break Camp (Ages 8 – 12)
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – Apr 6 @ 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. Join in “practice” excavation techniques, help sort and clean artifacts found in the area and see what you can say about history through artifacts.

Take a field trip to an active archaeological site!

Registration required by March 26th by calling 804-318-8797. Space limited!
Cost: $210 / Henricus Patrons $190

Apr
7
Sat
400th Anniversary of the Death of Powhatan
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A series of lectures will be presented on the life and legacy of Chief Powhatan. Check back periodically for more information.

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

Apr
19
Thu
Annual Henricus Educator Open House
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Participate in onsite tours, demonstrations from school programs, make-and-take activities, discussions about our new and upcoming SOL- and STEM-aligned programs and PBL sessions; enjoy light refreshments. Enter a drawing for educational items from our gift shop.

Open to public, private, home schools and other educators. Bring your children!

Registration recommended by calling 804-318-8797.
Cost: Free to all active educators, administrators, and their immediate family members.

Apr
21
Sat
Battle at Osborne’s Landing – Revolutionary War Re-enactment
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm

Join us Saturday and Sunday for the Battle of Osborne’s Landing!

Visit Revolutionary War re-enactors in their American and British encampments as they re-create the 1781 Battle at Osborne’s Landing where Major General William Phillips ordered British forces, which included Benedict Arnold, to attack the supplies of the Virginia State Navy and Virginia Militia. During this attack, most of the Virginia State Navy fleet was destroyed.

Visitors will experience militia drills and artillery demos.

Come see the sights and sounds of the American Revolution in Virginia!

Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. Camps open to public
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. American Militia drill on bluff
11:30 a.m. Artillery demo on bluff
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Battle of Osborne’s Landing on bluff
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Camp life in American and British camps

Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Camps open to public, camp life in American and British camps
11:30 a.m. Artillery demo on bluff
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Battle of Osborne’s Landing on bluff
2:00 p.m. Camps close

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
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.

Cost: $15 per student, $9 for accompanying adult / Henricus Patrons: $13 per student, accompanying adults free