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History in Focus
August 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
One event on September 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm
One event on October 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm
One event on November 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm
One event on November 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Tours run from 1-4pm every 30 minutes. Last tour begins at 3:30pm. Appropriate for all ages!
📜 Gabriel’s Rebellion: Aug 28 📜
A 30-minute historically-focused tour about what Virginia society would/could have looked like if the torrential storm of August 30, 1800 never happened. How would life have been different? Join us for a fresh, historical take on Gabriel’s Rebellion.
The Nature of Color: Sept 25
How do colors affect us? How do they make us feel? Why, when people are depressed, are they called, “blue?” Join us for a historical discussion on colors: what was available to our ancestors, and what is available now.
Cemeteries: Oct 30
Why did people have cemeteries in their backyard, and why did they stop? Join us for a historical view of cemeteries and how we view death and mourning have changed over the centuries.
Pocahontas: Nov 6
She’s on the Henrico County seal, but what do we really know about her? Many Virginians trace their ancestry to her, but who was she? Join us for a historical tour about the life and times of Matoaca, Pocahontas, Rebecca Rolfe.
Votes for Women: Nov 13
Over one hundred years ago, American society experienced a radical and momentous change – the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. Elizabeth Adam Crump of Meadow Farm would be one of the first women in Henrico County to cast a ballot. Join us for a focused tour to learn more about the long struggle to achieve women’s suffrage.