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[CANCELED Apr 4] History in Focus
February 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020
Henrico recreation centers and facilities are closed and all programs have been cancelled (until further notice). Henrico parks remain open at this time. Please continue to adhere to the CDC guidelines for prevention.
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All ages. Explore historical topics in detail with staff-led specialty tours that use the historic structures and artifacts as touchstones to the past. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturdays, 1-3pm at Meadow Farm Museum. Free.
Feb 1: The Ragged Road to Reconstruction
The American Civil War ended in 1865. The period that followed was going to be a time of reunification, reform, and physical rebuilding, but legislation was enacted to create a period of division, fear, and oppression. The immediate effects of reconstruction legislation and the birth of Jim Crow will be discussed during this focus tour.
Mar 7: Murder, Mayhem, and Natural Causes
Before Sherlock Holmes and CSI, how were suspicious deaths investigated? Join us on this focus tour as we examine Mosby Sheppard of Meadow Farm’s career as a coroner during the early 1800s in Henrico County.
CANCELED: Apr 4: Epidemics and Early Medicine in Virginia
The 19th century marked a time of change in medical science. Join us for this focus tour that provides a retrospective view on medical care and the doctors who struggled to provide remedies in a world filled with plagues and epidemics.