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Home School Programs

All of our educational programs are available to groups of at least eight children of comparable age level. We also host teacher workshops that are available to all educators.

Our Home School Days are designed ONLY for home school children ages 4 to 14 and their parent! 

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

Cost:  $15/student, $5/ages 2-3, $10/accompanying adult; Henricus Patrons: $10/student, $3/ages 2-3, Free for accompanying adult

The Things They Made (February 7, 2019)

Everything that English Colonists and Powhatans required to survive in 17th century Virginia were likely to be made, traded or raised HERE:  iron or stone tools, clothing, food, housing, weapons, medicines!   Participate in collecting raw materials, trading between Colonials and Powhatans and using tobacco to trade with England.  Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive setting at our living history museum.  Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.

Time: 10am-2pm

Registration Deadline:   February 5

The Two Lives of Pocahontas (March 7, 2019)

Follow the life and times of Pocahontas, as both a Powhatan girl and as an English woman.  Compare and contrast both of her lives through the different needs (food, housing, clothing), politics and status, education, and religion of both worlds. Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive setting at our living history museum.  Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum. 

Registration Deadline:   March 5

How Did Their Garden Grow? (May 23, 2019)

How did the colonists and the Powhatans plant and grow their gardens; how did they use the foods that they grew?  Join in activities of seeding, weeding, and cultivating not only food, but tobacco (both Powhatan and English).  Participate in food trading and preparation activities.  Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum.  Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.

Registration Deadline:   May 21

Henricus, the Citie on the Edge of Forever (Sept. 12, 2019)

How did Virginia colonization begin?  Why did some early Jamestown settlers move upriver to the β€œnew” outpost of Citie of Henricus?  Life in the 1600s in Virginia was challenging: who did the colonists meet, how did their government change, what was the new settlement like and how did they survive?  Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum.  Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.

Registration Deadline:   Sept. 10