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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Eppington Heritage Day and Pleasant View School Celebration

carriage at Eppington Thomas Jeffersons 5th GreatGrandson Rob Coles

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.   

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