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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 804-748-1611. Limited space available.
Cost: $10 includes material and admission to the historic site. Bring your own lunch.

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.

Jun
9
Sat
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

Jul
14
Sat
Pins & Needles – 17th Century Sewing Class for Adults (Ages 18+)
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 804-748-1611.
Limited space available. Bring your own lunch.
Cost: $10 includes material and admission to the historic site.

Jul
26
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 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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.

Oct
11
Thu
Adult Program – Colonial Brewing
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A lecture on the early sciences involved in the brewing process followed by a guided tour of our site following the steps of 17th century Brewing – from hops to finished product. Registration required by calling 804-318-8797. This program is open to groups, clubs and individuals. Unfortunately, no “tasting” included.

Adults-only program
Registration required by calling 804-318-8797
Cost: $15 per adult

Nov
17
Sat
Wort-Cunning and Star-Craft: An Herbal Remedies Course for Beginners (Age 18 and above)
Nov 17 @ 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 804-748-1611.
Cost: $50 per person

Dec
6
Thu
Adult Program – 17th Century Winter Holiday Meals
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Watch and participate in preparations for both English and Indian winter festivity meals as prepared 400 years ago. From gathering crops, natural foods and herbs from our gardens to preparing the meal to making household holiday decorations — join in on these great activities!

Registration required by calling 804-318-8797.
This program is open to groups, clubs and individuals.
Cost: $15 per adult