Students will work with the re-created colonial city and the Powhatan Indian site to see what kind of education children received to help them live in their worlds of 400 years ago. For students ages 3 to 14, they will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum. Registration is required by September 17th by calling 804-318-8797. ($, Free for accompanying adult)Find out more »
Join the Education Department for stories, a treats tour, and a 17th century make-and-take craft. All children ages 3 to 10, must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by October 24 by calling 804-318-8797.Find out more »
Experience an evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales as storytellers relive old English and Virginia Indian legends and folklore. Listen to European stories early Colonists told as they recounted tales from their homeland. Capture the essence of what a Colonist felt between 1607-1622 in a strange new land surrounded by danger, darkness and uncertain peril. Tours not appropriate for children under 6. Registration required by calling 804-748-1611.Find out more »
Explore 17th-century cooking in the daily life of English soldiers, middle-class colonists, and Virginia Indians. Demonstrations at the Virginia Indian site will feature the smoking of meat and making of harvest stew and corn cakes. Historical interpreters will demonstrate how soldiers made small rations of salted bacon, peas and oatmeal appealing through additives of bread, cheese and yard vegetables. Middle-class cooking will be featured at the re-created plantation of John and Alice Proctor to highlight a typical English autumn meal.…Find out more »
Join the English and Virginia Indian historical interpreters for the autumn harvest feasts and fun common to all people in 17th-century Virginia. Visitors will have a chance to be immersed in the cooking, games, and songs that were common to the homes in 1611-1622 Virginia. This event will further interpret the history of the first “Thanksgiving” in English America - the one which happened in 1619 in Virginia. ($, Free for Henricus Patrons)Find out more »
Henricus interpreters will be demonstrating the changing traditions of English Christmas during the reigns of King James I (1621), King George III (1776) and Queen Victoria (1864).Find out more »
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