School of the Musketeer at Henricus
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

Experience an entire weekend learning about military and civilian life as the first Colonists in the New World. Instructors and other support personnel provide an interactive environment in 17th-century life and culture; overnight experience included.

Fee is $35 and is all inclusive.
Registration required and additional information is available at:

Affairs of the Hearth
Nov 17 all-day

Explore 17th-century cooking in the daily life of English soldiers, middle-class colonists and Virginia Indians. Demonstrations at the Virginia Indian site will feature the smoking of meat and making of harvest stew and corn cakes. Historical interpreters will demonstrate how soldiers made small rations of salted bacon, peas and oatmeal appealing through additives of bread, cheese and yard vegetables. Middle-class cooking will be featured at the re-created plantation of John and Alice Proctor to highlight a typical English autumn meal.

Hands-On Hearth Cooking Class (Ages 16 – Adult)
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Do you have a special interest in colonial cooking?  Would you like to cook over an open fire?

Are you interested in tasting recipes that are 400 years old? Explore the diverse world of English Cooking as it was brought to Virginia over 400 years ago!  Enjoy period recipes and cooking techniques!  Prepare, cook and taste a variety of seasonal food and staples. Participants should wear 100% cotton clothing suitable for messy work.  Class size is limited.  For more information and registration go to:

Tuition:  $55  paid online by November 11

+ Materials: $25 to be paid to the instructor on the day of the workshop

Friendship, Trade & Feast at Henricus
Nov 24 all-day

Come join the English and Virginia Indian historical interpreters at Henricus for the autumn harvest feasts and fun common to all people in 17th-century Virginia. Visitors will have a chance to be immersed in the cooking, games and songs that were common to the homes in 1611-1622 Virginia. This event will further interpret the history of the first “Thanksgiving” in English America – the one which happened in 1619 in Virginia! Join us for smells, sounds, and frolic of the 17th century past.

Three Centuries of Virginia Christmas – 17th century through 19th century
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Henricus interpreters will be demonstrating the changing traditions of English Christmas during the reigns of King James I (1621), King George III (1776) and Queen Victoria (1864).