The Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department will hold the annual Eppington Heritage Day event on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Eppington Plantation, 14602 Eppes Falls Road. The home was built in 1768 by Francis Eppes VI, Thomas Jefferson’s brother-in-law.
This free event features living history, house tours, musical performances, crafters, period historical demonstrations, children’s games, colonial militia artillery and infantry demonstrations, African American storytelling, and a colonial medicine show. Concessions will be available for purchase from BSA Troop #2837 and Unkle Chuck’s Brunswick Stew.
Attendees can catch a van to tour Pleasant View Schoolhouse, one of the last preserved African American schools from the segregated era. Pleasant View was built in 1930 and used as a school until 1948. The school will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for tours. There will be a dedication of a new interpretive sign at noon, presentations, music, and displays. Snacks will be available for purchase. Pleasant View School is located at 18431 River Road.
For more information, call 804-751-4946 or www.chesterfieldhistory.com.