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Jun
8
Sat
Reap What You Sow Day
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

10 am-5 pm

Help sow the seeds in our English Settlement and Powhatan town of Arrohateck!  Come out and learn about colonial horticulture and methodologies.  Ask us about adopting a garden to care for at Henricus Historical Park!

Cost:  $9/adult, $7/children ages 3-12; Henricus Patrons: free

Jun
22
Sat
Trades of Antiquity
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

10 am – 5 pm

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:  $9/adult, $7/children ages 3-12; Henricus Patrons: free

Aug
17
Sat
Enslaved Africans to Virginia Planters: The Complex Journey of the 1619 First Africans
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

10 am – 5 pm

In August 1619, a Portuguese ship transporting enslaved Africans bound for Mexico was hijacked by the English and arrived at Point Comfort, Virginia.  Henricus interpreters will present and demonstrate through lectures and living history the circumstances, myths, and realities of the introduction of Africans into the lives of the Powhatan and English communities, focusing on English laws of slavery at that time and the blending of three cultures into one, especially the food, tools, and clothing.

Cost:  $9/adult, $7/children ages 3-12; Henricus Patrons: free

 

Sep
21
Sat
Publick Days: The 1619 Burgesses and Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22

10 am – 5 pm

Watch 400 years of history come to life at Henricus’ signature Publick Days celebration! Explore life in Virginia beginning with the Powhatan Indians and the founding of Henricus in 1611 and ending with the Civil War in 1861. This year’s event will largely focus on the 400th anniversary of the 1619 House of Burgesses. Gather inside the church and help the Henricus colonists select who will represent them at the first legislative assembly in Jamestown! Visitors will also be able to come on board the 17th-century ship replica, Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement.

Cost:  FREE

 

Sep
22
Sun
Publick Days: The 1619 Burgesses and Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22

10 am – 5 pm

Watch 400 years of history come to life at Henricus’ signature Publick Days celebration! Explore life in Virginia beginning with the Powhatan Indians and the founding of Henricus in 1611 and ending with the Civil War in 1861. This year’s event will largely focus on the 400th anniversary of the 1619 House of Burgesses. Gather inside the church and help the Henricus colonists select who will represent them at the first legislative assembly in Jamestown! Visitors will also be able to come on board the 17th-century ship replica, Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement.

Cost:  FREE

 

Sep
23
Mon
Godspeed Days – School & Adult Group Tours of Henricus & Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement
Sep 23 @ 2:49 pm – 3:49 pm

Monday, September 23 & Tuesday, September 24

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Participate in specialized guided tours with many Powhatan and English living history Interpreters at the re-created Citie of Henricus and the Powhatan site of Arrohateck.  Board Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed and see what life was like on the colonial-era sailing ship, Hands-on activities included.  This special opportunity is available only two days every other year!  Booking slots fill quickly.  All school (public, private, and home) and adult groups (adult groups are booked only in the afternoon) are welcome on these special days.  The tour lasts 2.5 hours and registration is REQUIRED by calling 804-318-8797.  No walk-in attendance allowed during the morning hours.  Individual walk-in attendance is welcome from 1 – 2 p.m.

School Group Cost:  $13/student, 1:10 teacher chaperones free.  $10/additional adults

Adult Group (or individuals) Cost:  $15 /adult 

Sep
24
Tue
Godspeed Days – School & Adult Group Tours of Henricus & Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement
Sep 24 @ 2:49 pm – 3:49 pm

Monday, September 23 & Tuesday, September 24

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Participate in specialized guided tours with many Powhatan and English living history Interpreters at the re-created Citie of Henricus and the Powhatan site of Arrohateck.  Board Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed and see what life was like on the colonial-era sailing ship, Hands-on activities included.  This special opportunity is available only two days every other year!  Booking slots fill quickly.  All school (public, private, and home) and adult groups (adult groups are booked only in the afternoon) are welcome on these special days.  The tour lasts 2.5 hours and registration is REQUIRED by calling 804-318-8797.  No walk-in attendance allowed during the morning hours.  Individual walk-in attendance is welcome from 1 – 2 p.m.

School Group Cost:  $13/student, 1:10 teacher chaperones free.  $10/additional adults

Adult Group (or individuals) Cost:  $15 /adult 

Nov
30
Sat
Friendship, Trade & Feast
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10 am – 5 pm     

Come join the English and Powhatan 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.

Cost:  $9/adult, $7/children ages 3-12; Henricus Patrons: free