Throughout 2011, Henricus Historical Park will celebrate 400 years of history in the Richmond Region, Virginia, as the site of North America's second successful English settlement.
During the year-long celebration, Henricus Historical Park and Chesterfield County invite visitors to explore life as it was 400 years ago in Colonial Virginia with special events at Henricus Historical Park. Unique attractions and comfortable accommodations in surrounding Chesterfield County make this the perfect family destination.
The 400th Commemoration events at Henricus Historical Park will observe the Citie of Henricus from 1611 to 1622 and its impact on our culture today.
The beginnings of the American educational tradition will come to life March 26 and 27 during Henricus Colledge. The first University chartered in North America will be explored through lectures, discussions and exhibits.
Visitors are invited to learn about the science and technology of 17th-century medical care on May 7 and 8 during the Mount Malady event. Guests will find out how America's first hospital developed and implemented medical procedures and practices. On July 23-24 visitors can learn about early Colonial tobacco during Tobacco – The First Successful Commercial Export event.
To culminate the year-long events, the 400th Commemoration of Henricus will be celebrated with Publick Days and the Godspeed September 17 and 18. 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 the Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement at the waterfront, demonstrating the commercial, mechanical, agricultural, domestic, and military skills of both cultures as would have been observed between the years 1611-1622.
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For more information about all events taking place during "The Year of Henricus," please visit www.henricus.org