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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This program will be an extension of the winter sewing class. Beginners will sew a bag, towel, or handkerchief. More advanced sewers will make either a woman’s coif (head covering) or a men’s summer linen work cap. Attendees must provide sewing needles, pins, white or natural color linen or cotton thread, and small scissors. Material will be provided. Instructor: John Pagano, Historical Interpretation Supervisor.
Registration required by July 11 by calling 804-318-8732.
Limited space available. Bring your own lunch.
Cost: $10 includes material and admission to the historic site.
Learn how the young woman Pocahontas would have lived, worked and been educated in the English world of the Citie of Henricus 400 years ago. What would she have eaten? What clothing would she have worn? What were her chores, education, and daily experiences in this very different culture from the one in which she grew up? Hands-on activities and demonstrations, make-and-take projects, and site tours of the re-created English Citie of Henricus 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 second of two days commemorating the “Two Lives of Pocahontas”.
Registration required by calling 804-318-8797.
Participate in the arts and sciences of Field and Laboratory Archaeology. 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 and a field laboratory; see what you can interpret about history just through the artifacts left behind by people of the past. Take a field trip to an active archaeological site.
Registration required by July 20 by calling 804-318-8797.
Join Henricus Historical Park and Agriculture in the Classroom staff for an SOL- and STEM-aligned workshop focusing on history, culture and agriculture of Colonial-era Virginia. The workshop will include (1) Colonial and Virginia Indian agricultural history, activities and a tour and modern-day agricultural 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 and to register, call 804-318-8731.
Cost: Free-of -charge. Lunch included. Teacher re-certification hours available through AITC.
Come and learn what an Indian or English Colonial child’s day would have included after chores and lessons were done: fun and games! Learn what activities would have been done and what each would have taught the children – coordination, hunting skills and aspects of their cultures. Activities will include a story, interactive tour of our living history site, and a make-and-take craft. Stay as little or as long as you like! All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration required by July 30th by calling 804-318-8797.