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Mar
15
Thu
Adult Program – 17th Century Medicines
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

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

Apr
2
Mon
Archaeology Spring Break Camp (Ages 8 – 12)
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm

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!

May
24
Thu
Henricus Home School Day – 17th Century Sciences & Technology (Ages 4 – 14)
May 24 @ 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 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.

Jun
9
Sat
Wort-Cunning and Star-Craft: An Herbal Remedies Course for Beginners (Age 18 and above)
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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
14
Tue
James River Camp (Ages 9 – 12)
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm

Discover the environmental features of the historic James River as 17th-century Virginia Indians and the Colonial settlers would have encountered it. 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.

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.