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America’s First College and Memorial Day Celebration
May 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm$
In May 1619, King James I allowed a school to be established in the colony of Virginia. This event will demonstrate and commemorate the charter of America’s first English formal school, called the “College of Henrico”. Learn how this school affected the lives of both the Powhatans and the English colonists for years to come. In honor of Memorial Day, the Henricus Militia and Henricus interpreters will be conducting cannon salutes at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm, as well as musket firings throughout the day. Free admission will be offered to active and retired military members and their immediate families.