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May
20
Sat
Henricus Spring Garden Day
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.

Admission: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12

Henricus Patrons free. It pays to be a Patron at Henricus — learn more today!

 

Herbal Remedies Class from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Wort-Cunning and Star-Craft: An Herbal Remedies Course for Beginners

Presented by Nicole Pisaniello, Domestic Skill Specialist at Henricus Historical Park

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.

Advance registration is required. Call 804-748-1611 to book your spot today!

Cost: $50 per student, adults only 18+

Class size: Limit 15 students

Students should bring: Paper/Journal and a writing utensil

May
27
Sat
Henricus Militia Muster
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a day of 17th century military training, including marching and fighting with body armor and muskets. Powhatan Indian interpreters will also demonstrate how native tactics and weaponry adapted against the colonists.

Visitors will be able to train as an English musketeer or Native warrior.

Free admission with military I.D.

Admission: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12

Henricus Patrons free. It pays to be a Patron at Henricus — learn more today.

Jun
8
Thu
Henricus Home School Day – Natural Resources of the James River
Jun 8 @ 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 the James River (also known as the Powhatan Flue) was important to the English and Powhatan inhabitants and how it continues to be important today! Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum. This special event is for guests ages 4-14.

Registration is required by June 5th by calling 804-318-8797.

Admission: $14 per student; $8 for accompanying adult

Henricus Patrons $12 per student; accompanying adults free.

Jun
22
Thu
Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: Children of Arrohateck
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us to learn about what life would be like for the youngest Powhatan Indians a long time ago. Activities will include a story, short tour and activities in our Indian village of Arrohateck, and a make-and-take craft. Stay as little or as long as you like! All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is for guests ages 3-10.

Registration required by June 19 by calling (804) 318-8797.

Admission: $10 for each child; $7 for each adult

Henricus Patrons $8 for each child;  accompanying adult free

Jun
24
Sat
Trades of Antiquity Weekend
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm

Join us Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.!

Henricus Historical Park and the South East Virginia Primitive Skills Group present 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: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12/ Henricus Patrons free

Sep
7
Thu
Home School Day – Who’s in Charge Here? Government in the Colonies
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 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 as the colonists set up their militia, economy and way of life.  Students will also learn how the native inhabitants, the Powhatan Indians, organized their successful and widespread society. Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.

Registration is required by September 4th by calling 804-318-8797.

Admission: $14 student, $8 for accompanying adult

Henricus Patrons $12 for student, Free for accompanying adult