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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aug
23
Thu
Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: Education in the 17th Century (Ages 3 – 10)
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us to understand what education would have been like for the youngest English and Indian children 400 years ago. Activities will include a story, interactive tour of our re-created 17th century 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 August 18 by calling (804) 318-8797.

Oct
6
Sat
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: www.kingdomoflucerne.com

Nov
17
Sat
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.

Nov
18
Sun
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: http://17thcvirginiacook.wixsite.com/workshops

Tuition:  $55  paid online by November 11

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

Nov
24
Sat
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.