Supervisors promote 400th anniversary of the Citie of Henricus

Members of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and the county administrator dressed in colonial clothing to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Citie of Henricus.  Henricus Historical Park is conducting a series of events recognizing the significance of the second successful English settlement in North America through this September.

Henricus Historical Park is a living history museum located within the Dutch Gap Conservation Area with Pre-K-12 and adult education programs, including indoor and outdoor meeting and special event space available for rental.  Henricus is a non-profit organization which operates in partnership with the Henricus Foundation and counties of Chesterfield and Henrico.  For more information about Henricus Historical Park, visit www.henricus.org.

       Upcoming events in the 400th anniversary series at Henricus Historical Park:
July 23-24, 2011  Colonial Trade & Tobacco - America’s First Successful Commercial Export.

        Discover how agriculture and trade affected the economics, politics and everyday lives of 17th-century Virginians.  Learn about John Rolfe, who introduced Spanish tobacco to mainland America, and how tobacco became the colony’s first successful commercial export.  Colonial trades such as lumber, silk, fur, sassafras and wine-making will be explored through family-friendly historical interpretations.  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free for gift club patrons, $8 for adults and $6 for children 3-12.  September 17-18, 2011  Publick Days and the Godspeed

Join Henricus Historical Park to commemorate its 400th anniversary.

This special event will feature 100 living history interpreters from around the country portraying both English colonists and native inhabitants of circa 1611 Virginia.  Interpreters will occupy the English city, the Indian site Arrohateck, and 17th-century ship replica Godspeed from the Jamestown Settlement, and will demonstrate the commercial, mechanical, agricultural, domestic, and military skills of both cultures as would have been observed between the years 1611-1622.  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  General admission fees waived.  

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