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Apr
7
Sat
400th Anniversary of the Death of Powhatan
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A series of lectures will be presented on the life and legacy of Chief Powhatan. Check back periodically for more information.

Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3-12 / Henricus Patrons free

Apr
19
Thu
Annual Henricus Educator Open House
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Participate in onsite tours, demonstrations from school programs, make-and-take activities, discussions about our new and upcoming SOL- and STEM-aligned programs and PBL sessions; enjoy light refreshments. Enter a drawing for educational items from our gift shop.

Open to public, private, home schools and other educators. Bring your children!

Registration recommended by calling 804-318-8797.
Cost: Free to all active educators, administrators, and their immediate family members.

Apr
21
Sat
Battle at Osborne’s Landing – Revolutionary War Re-enactment
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm

Join us Saturday and Sunday for the Battle of Osborne’s Landing!

Visit Revolutionary War re-enactors in their American and British encampments as they re-create the 1781 Battle at Osborne’s Landing where Major General William Phillips ordered British forces, which included Benedict Arnold, to attack the supplies of the Virginia State Navy and Virginia Militia. During this attack, most of the Virginia State Navy fleet was destroyed.

Visitors will experience militia drills and artillery demos.

Come see the sights and sounds of the American Revolution in Virginia!

Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. Camps open to public
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. American Militia drill on bluff
11:30 a.m. Artillery demo on bluff
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Battle of Osborne’s Landing on bluff
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Camp life in American and British camps

Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Camps open to public, camp life in American and British camps
11:30 a.m. Artillery demo on bluff
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Battle of Osborne’s Landing on bluff
2:00 p.m. Camps close

May
26
Sat
Artillery Through the Ages
May 26 all-day

This event will feature the use of artillery through the colonial period to the modern age. Living history crews and their cannons will drill and fire their 17th through 20th century cannons on the bluff overlooking the James River. Living history interpreters will demonstrate types of engineering that would often accompany artillery. Cannon drills and firing will occur all throughout the day. A Grand Firing will be held at 3pm where all cannons will alternate their fire.

Free admission with military I.D.
Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12 / Henricus Patrons free

Jun
9
Sat
John Rolfe’s Gardens
Jun 9 all-day

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.

Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12 / Henricus Patrons free

Jun
23
Sat
Trades of Antiquity
Jun 23 all-day

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: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12/ Henricus Patrons free

Jul
12
Thu
Discovery Day: Two Lives of Pocahontas — as an Indian Girl (Ages 3 – 12)
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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.
Cost: $12 per child, $8 for each adult / Henricus Patrons: $10 per child, one accompanying adult free (others are $6 each).

Jul
19
Thu
Discovery Day: Two Lives of Pocahontas — as an English Woman (Ages 3 – 12)
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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.
Cost: $12 per child, $8 for each adult / Henricus Patrons $10 per child, one accompanying adult free (others $6 each)

Aug
2
Thu
Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: Fun & Games (Ages 3 – 10)
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.
Cost $12 per child; $8 for each accompanying adult/ Henricus Patrons $10 per child; accompanying adult free

Aug
11
Sat
Tools and Technology of the Powhatan
Aug 11 all-day

Experience a hands-on exploration of the tools and technologies of the 17th century Powhatan. This theme day will provide ongoing demos which will focus on traditional skills and technology during the late woodland and early colonial eras which allowed the indigenous Powhatan people to thrive. Compare the tools of the Powhatan with those of previous and later generations of Virginia Indians. Discover how European trade and materials influenced Virginia Indian technology and the impact native technology and materials had on colonial life.

Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12/ Henricus Patrons free

This program is still being developed. Check back periodically for changes.