Colonial Militia and U.S. Military Appreciation Weekend
May 16TH from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Henricus Historical Park will host an event showcasing 17th century military training, including musket and cannon firing. Historical interpreters will demonstrate how military tactics evolved through the 17th, 18th and19th centuries. Powhatan Indian interpreters will also demonstrate how native tactics and weaponry adapted against the colonists.
Free admission will be offered all weekend to active and retired military members and their immediate families. Visit www.Henricus.org to learn more.
More About Henricus Historical Park:
Commemorating 400 years, Henricus Historical Park recreates everyday 17th century life in the second successful English settlement in North America and resides on the original site of the Citie of Henricus. Due to its prime location as a military outpost on a bluff overlooking the James River, the site also boasts rich Civil War history, which visitors may experience through special events and programs during the Sesquicentennial. Surrounded by the Dutch Gap Conservation Area, the living history museum offers exceptional Pre K- 12 and adult education programs, including indoor and outdoor meetings and special event space available for rental. Henricus Historical Park is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization that operates in partnership with the Henricus Foundation and the counties of Chesterfield and Henrico. For more information about Henricus Historical Park visit www.henricus.org. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.