FREE Family Days: Hands-on History Fun! Themed activities for all ages!
Each Family Day will focus on a different topic. and will feature living history demonstrations, hands-on children's activities, and an old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse lesson. Sponsored by Dominion Energy.
Yes, Virginia. They Took Baths! Learn about hygiene and cleanliness in the colonial era.
Without hot or cold running water, cleanliness was a challenge in the dead winter,
but our ancestors held it next to godliness.
Sunday, January 27, 2019 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Peculiar Institution
Learn about one of the most divisive elements in American History. Not all white people kept slaves. Many were highly outspoken against it. Some people of color owned slaves. Discover one daring Louisa native who gained international fame eluding slavery.
Sunday, February 24, 2019 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Oh, Those Extraordinary Women!
Learn about the lives of women on the Virginia frontier in the colonial era. Pioneer women were skilled and hardworking.
Discover the variety of work they completed from spinning and weaving cloth to farm labor.