A couple of things about Henricus Historial Park :
It is a remake of the Citie of Henricus, the 2nd successful settlement of the Virginia colony, built in 1611.
Pocahontas actually spent some time there.
At the park the kids are encouraged to touch "everything but the fires".
Here the kids are being instructed in what their jobs might have been had they lived then.
They picked up rocks and threw them at imaginary groundhogs to keep them away from the garden.
Afterwards, the kids got a demonstration in canoe building. They even got to try it themselves!
Here Cailey and Colin are grinding corn to make cornmeal for cornbread!
All of the actors were great with kids! They got to try on armor, play games that kids played in 1611 and see how the Native Americans cooked their food.
I took a lot of pictures that day! So much that my phone went dead! LOL
There were a couple of things that I missed getting pictures of :
Pocahontas (we got to speak with her and ask questions)
The first hospital in the New World
The cannon firing
Check around your area! You never know what you might find to do!!!! Or what might be free! ;)
HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!