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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.

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.

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
13
Mon
James River Camp (Ages 9 – 12)
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm

Discover the environmental and geological features of the historic James River as Virginia Indians and the Colonial settlers would have encountered it 400 years ago.   Paddle a kayak and identify how the plants and animals of the river were hunted, gathered and used throughout history.  Understand the course changes made at Dutch Gap during the Civil War and see how it is used today.  Take a field trip to a Water Treatment Plant and then do science experiments relating to water purification.  Meet the historic peoples who lived along the banks of the James River and see how they used the river to meet their daily needs.

Registration required by August 10 by calling 804-318-8797.

Limited space available.

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.

Sep
20
Thu
Home School Day – Education in the 17th Century (Ages 3 – 14)
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum. Students will work with our re-created Colonial Citie and the Powhatan Indian site to see what kind of education children received to help them live in their worlds of 400 years ago. Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.

Registration is required by September 17th 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

Oct
26
Fri
Haunted Henricus, Jr.: Things That Go Bump in the Afternoon (Ages 3 – 10)
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join our Education Department for stories, a treats tour and a 17th century make-&-take craft.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration required by October 24 by calling 804-318-8797.

Haunted Henricus: Things that Go Bump in the Night
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 8:30 pm

Experience an evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales as storytellers relive old English and Virginia Indian legends and folklore. Join us by the fireside and listen to European stories early Colonists told as they recounted tales from their homeland. Capture the essence of what a Colonist felt between 1607-1622 in a strange new land surrounded by danger, darkness and uncertain peril. The harvest is in, the nights grow longer and danger lurks in the shadows. Light refreshments served.

Tours not appropriate for children under 6.
Registration required by calling 804-748-1611.