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Jun
8
Sat
Reap What You Sow Day
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

10 am-5 pm

Help sow the seeds in our English Settlement and Powhatan town of Arrohateck!  Come out and learn about colonial horticulture and methodologies.  Ask us about adopting a garden to care for at Henricus Historical Park!

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

Jun
22
Sat
Trades of Antiquity
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

10 am – 5 pm

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.

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

Jun
24
Mon
Camp Pocahontas (Ages 6-10)
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm

9 am – 4 pm

What did a Powhatan child do for fun during the 17th century?  In our re-created Powhatan settlement of Arrohateck, campers will explore the environment and life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people through demonstrations, activities, and arts and crafts.  Hands-on activities include cooking, farming, archery, music and dancing, engineering, canoe scraping, fish net weaving, and pottery.  Make-and-take crafts included.  Registration required by June 19 by calling 804-318-8797.  Space is limited!

Cost:  $185/child; Henricus Patrons: $165/child

Aftercare available for this Camp (up to one hour per day): $5/day per child

Jul
12
Fri
Discovery Days: Summertime in the 17th Century (Ages 3 – 12)
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

10 am – 1 pm

How did Powhatan and English families spend the long days of summer?  Join us as we tend the crops, play games, and celebrate the season with hands-on activities!  Program will include a story, interactive tour of our living history site, and a make-and-take craft. All children must be accompanied by an adultRegistration required by July 10 by calling 804-318-8797.

Cost:  $12/child,$8/adult; Henricus Patrons: $9/child with up to two free accompanying adults, $5/additional adult

Jul
25
Thu
Henricus Historical Park & the VA Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom Jointly Present: Agriculture Through the Ages Teacher Workshop (Educators for grades pre-K – 5)
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

10 am – 3 pm

Join Henricus Historical Park and Agriculture in the Classroom staff for an SOL- and STEM-aligned workshop focusing on the earliest historical agriculture to modern-day Virginia agriculture.  The workshop will include (1) Colonial and Virginia Indian agricultural history and Project-Based Learning activities and (2) modern-day environmental and agricultural activities, teacher lesson plans and free resources.  All public, private, and home school educators are welcome.   For more information, call 804-318-8731.

Cost:  Free. Lunch included. Teacher re-certification hours available through AITC.

Jul
26
Fri
Discovery Days: Water, Water Everywhere (Ages 3 – 12)
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

10 am- 1 pm

Water is essential for all living creatures, and it is in abundance at Henricus!  Learn how the people of the past relied on nearby water sources to survive and thrive while exploring the beauty of the Dutch Gap Conservation Area.  Program will include a story, interactive tour of our living history site, environmental activities, and a make-and-take craft. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Registration is required by July 24 by calling 804-318-8797.

Cost:  $12/child, $8/ accompanying adult; Henricus Patrons: $9/child with up to two free accompanying adults, $5/additional adult

Aug
1
Thu
Discovery Days: Flora & Fauna (Ages 3 – 10)
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

10 am-1 pm

What kinds of plants did the Powhatans use or eat in the 17th century?  How did the English colonists raise farm animals in the New World?  Come see how both cultures depended on a wide variety of plants and animals in their daily lives.  Program will include a story, interactive tour of our living history site, and a make-and-take craft. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Registration required by July 30th by calling 804-318-8797.

Cost:  $12/child, $8/ accompanying adult; Henricus Patrons: $9/child with up to two free accompanying adults, $5/additional adult

Aug
6
Tue
James River Camp (Ages 9 – 12)
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm

9 am – 4 pm

Discover the environmental and geological features of the historic James River as Powhatans and the Colonial settlers would have encountered it 400 years ago.   Paddle a kayak and identify how the plants and animals of the river were hunted, gathered, and used throughout history.  Understand the course changes made at Dutch Gap during the Civil War and see how it is used today.  Take a field trip to a water treatment plant and then do conduct science experiments relating to water purification.  Meet the historic peoples who lived along the banks of the James River and see how they used the river to meet their daily needs.  Registration is required by July 26 by calling (804) 318-8797.  Space is limited!

Cost:  $140/child, $130/multiple children (same family); Henricus Patrons: $110/child

Aug
17
Sat
Enslaved Africans to Virginia Planters: The Complex Journey of the 1619 First Africans
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

10 am – 5 pm

In August 1619, a Portuguese ship transporting enslaved Africans bound for Mexico was hijacked by the English and arrived at Point Comfort, Virginia.  Henricus interpreters will present and demonstrate through lectures and living history the circumstances, myths, and realities of the introduction of Africans into the lives of the Powhatan and English communities, focusing on English laws of slavery at that time and the blending of three cultures into one, especially the food, tools, and clothing.

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

 

Aug
22
Thu
Discovery Days: Food, Food, Food in the 1600s (Ages 3 – 10)
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

10 am-1 pm

Come and learn what breakfast, lunch, and dinner might look like for a Powhatan or an English colonist in the 17th century!  Program will include a story, interactive tour of our re-created 17th century site, and a make-and-take craft. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration required by August 20 by calling (804) 318-8797.

Cost:  $12/child, $8/accompanying adult; Henricus Patrons: $9/child with up to two accompanying adults free, $5/additional adult