Homeschool Educational Programs

Experience a day designed especially for homeschool families, featuring hands-on activities, demonstrations, and crafts! Our Home School Days are designed for children ages 4 to 14 and their parent and take place from 10am-2pm.

Registration is required; please call (804) 318-8797.

Upcoming Dates

Our March 5 program is SOLD OUT, but you may still register to join us on May 21 or September 10!

March 5 Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m. Learn about the James River’s “living dinosaurs,” and how the Powhatan Indians fished for them 400 years ago!
  • 10:30 a.m. Study the religious ideologies of the English colonists in early 17th century Virginia at Rocke Hall.
  • 11:00 a.m. See (and try on!) the different types of defensive gear soldiers wore, and why some were more effective than others against Powhatan weapons and tactics.
  • 11:15 a.m. Colonial household gardens contained a wide variety of plants for both food and medicine.  Discuss the uses of certain plants, and then create a sweet bag (sachet) to take home.
  • 11:30 a.m. How did the Powhatan Indians hunt for food outside of Arrohateck?  Try your hand at using a bow and arrow!
  • 12:00 p.m. Could you apprentice as a carpenter?  Learn some carpentry basics, including cutting and shaping wood for construction.
  • 12:15 p.m. How do we know what we know about the English colonists and the Powhatan Indians of early Virginia?  Join our Education staff in the Ed Center for a hands-on introduction to archaeology.
  • 12:30 p.m. There were no grocery stores at Henricus in the 1610s!  Learn how to bake bread in a clay oven and churn butter at the Plantation House!
  • 1:00 p.m. How (and where) did the Powhatan Indians get their tools over 400 years ago?  Come to Arrohateck to find out!
  • 1:15 p.m. What did children play with long ago?  Learn about toys in early colonial Virginia in the Ordinary, and make your own corn-husk doll to take home.
  • 1:30 p.m. It’s a messy job!  Learn how the Powhatan Indians turned deer hides into leather buckskins by helping with the scraping and tanning of a rawhide deer skin.
  • 2:00 p.m. Program Conclusion
  • ONGOING – Families are welcome to explore other parts of the site at their leisure during the program sessions.
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