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Founding of Henricus Commemorated During Publick Days on September 15-16

10-11-12 blog imageOn Friday, September 14, Henricus Historical Park hosted a welcome reception for Publick Days and dedicated the Drumwright Education Fund in honor of recently retired Henrico Deputy County Manager, George T. Drumwright, Jr. The Drumwright Education Fund will enhance the Henricus Foundation’s ability to meet increasing demand from area Title I schools for SOL-aligned education programs. A number of local officials attended the Friday night reception including incoming Henrico County Manager, John A. Vithoulkas; Dorothy A. Jaeckle, Bermuda District Supervisor for Chesterfield County; and former Virginia Lt. Governor, John H. Hager among other dignitaries. On Saturday and Sunday, Henricus Historical Park welcomed several thousand visitors to Publick Days which featured more than 100 living history interpreters representing 1611-1917. Visitors could tour 17th-century ship replica, Phoenix, and participate in history and nature pontoon boat tours of the James River. One visitor was so impressed, that she wrote a kind letter with a $1,000 donation. We are pleased that Henricus Historical Park has become the cultural focal point for our region and was recently voted 2012 “Best Park” by readers of Richmond.com.

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