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01-05-15 Henricus Historical Park Receives Education Grant from the CarMax Foundation
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Henricus Historical Park Receives Education Grant from the CarMax Foundation

January 05, 2015
Henricus Historical Park
CHESTER, Va. – Henricus Historical Park announced today that it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The CarMax Foundation to assist in the execution of SOL- and STEM-aligned, multi-curricular programming for students enrolled in the After School Program for Richmond City Public Schools for grades K-5. Social studies, history and science programs provided by educators at Henricus will focus on Colonial and Virginia Indian life in 17th-century Virginia.

Education programs offered by Henricus Historical Park include: History Kids (English and Virginia Indian); Mapping the James River; Math and Mapping the James River; and 17th-Century Sciences. One-hour programs designed for 35 students will feature hands-on learning techniques, individual engagement and team work. Each program offers a fun and interactive way to learn about Colonial and Virginia Indian history. Outreach education programs at Henricus are designed to bring the museum experience to a school setting.

“As a living history museum it is our mission to educate the public about the significance of the second successful English settlement in North America,” said Charles L. Grant, executive director of Henricus Historical Park. “We are grateful to The CarMax Foundation for selecting our education department for this grant.”

Henricus Historical Park is located on 32 acres along the scenic and historic James River and is surrounded by the 810-acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area. Only 20 minutes from Richmond, the living history museum is located at 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester, Virginia 23836. Please call 804-748-1611 with any questions.

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