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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).

For Sale:

Tomatoes – Green Zebra, Amish Paste, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Yellow Pear, Pineapple

Peppers – Early Jalapeno, California Wonder Bell Pepper, Leutschauer Paprika

Veggies, Flowers, and Herbs – Summer Crookneck Squash, Boston Marrow Winter Squash, Cucumber (Double Yield), Historic Pansy Mix, Nasturtium, Flowering Tobacco, Genovese Basil

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.

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.

Advance registration is required. Call 804-748-1611 to book your spot today!

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 5 by calling 804-318-8797.

Cost: $200

Henricus Patrons: $185

Jul
20
Thu
Henricus Historical Park/Agriculture in the Classroom Present Agriculture Through the Centuries Teacher Workshop
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Henricus Historical Park/Agriculture in the Classroom Present Agriculture Through

the Centuries Teacher Workshop (Educators for grades pre-K – 5)

Join educators of Henricus Historical Park and Agriculture in the Classroom staff for an SOL-aligned workshop focusing on history and culture and the agriculture of Colonial-era Virginia. The workshop will include Colonial and Virginia Indian history and agricultural history talks. There will be grade-level-appropriate hands-on activities relating to primary sources and questioning strategies. All public, private and home school educators are welcome.

For more information, please call 804-318-8731.

Admission: Free-of -charge. Lunch included. Teacher re-certification hours available.

Jul
22
Sat
Colonial Crimes and Punishment
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This event will focus on the systems of criminal punishments enacted by the English colonists and Powhatan Indians. The English crimes and punishments will be based off of the 1612 Laws Divine, Moral, and Martial as well as new Virginia laws after martial law ends by 1617 – especially those for women, children, and families. The Powhatan crime and punishments are based off of written English accounts and native traditions. Visitors have the opportunity to be participants in both trials and punishments! This event is great for all ages 7+.

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

Henricus Patrons free.