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2014-09-17 / News

Henricus holds annual Publick Day event

Henricus Historical Park will commemorate its anniversary during Publick Day, a celebration of the establishment of the second successful English settlement in the New World. Publick Day is Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free and parking is $5 per vehicle.

Planned activities include living history re-enactments; English and Virginia Indian weapons demonstrations; craftsmen and blacksmiths; 17th-century medicinal demonstrations; Virginia Indian and colonial songs and dances; hands-on educational activities and crafts for families; storytelling; food vendors; and more. On the bluff overlooking the James River, re-enactments will explore the military history of Dutch Gap from 1781 to 1917.

The park is located at 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester.

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