Join us for an introduction to 17th century hand sewing class where you will make a very simple product – a utility bag with a drawstring or a handkerchief. Material will be provided. Attendees must provide sewing needles, pins, white quilting weight cotton or linen thread, and small scissors. Instructor: John Pagano, Historical Interpretation Supervisor.
Registration required by Jan. 31 by calling 804-748-1611. Limited space available.
Cost: $10 includes material and admission to the historic site. Bring your own lunch.
Chores, get the crops in, preserve, cook, clean, plan!
Whatever we do today to get ready for winter, they did 400 years ago – only with different technology! Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum. Our costumed interpreters will discuss preparations for a 17th-century Virginia winter. Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.
Registration is required by February 12th by calling 804-748-1611.
Cost: $15 student, $9 for accompanying adult / Henricus Patrons $13 for student, Free for accompanying adult
Groups, clubs and individuals welcome. Join a session on the sciences of early medical practices and then tour the 17th-century Indian and English sites while focusing on tools, rules, and medicines. Hands-on activities included; make-and-take herbal sachet can be added to your program.
Registration required by March 10 by calling 804-318-8797.
Cost: $15/Program only. $18/program and Make and Take.
Participate in a week-long archaeological program at Henricus Historical Park. Learn about the tools and strategies used to help locate and excavate sites and the archaeological methods used to create a living history museum. Join in “practice” excavation techniques, help sort and clean artifacts found in the area and see what you can say about history through artifacts.
Take a field trip to an active archaeological site!
Registration required by March 26th by calling 804-318-8797. Space limited!
Cost: $210 / Henricus Patrons $190
Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum. Students will learn how changes in religion, economics, government, education and the sciences in 17th century Europe helped to fuel the Age of Exploration and Colonization of America. Work on site with our 17th century technology and simple machines. Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.
Registration is required by May 21st by calling 804-318-8797.
Cost: $15 per student, $9 for accompanying adult / Henricus Patrons: $13 per student, accompanying adults free
In this interactive two-hour workshop students will learn the basics of historic and modern herbalism. Discover how the early colonists would have used herbs to treat their ailments and how much of this knowledge is still viable in our everyday lives. We will be exploring several useful herbs through hands-on activities such as herbal teas and salves, and creating a simple natural remedy to take home.
Students should bring: Paper/Journal and a writing utensil.
Registration required. Call 804-318-8732.
Cost: $50 per person
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).
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)
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.
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