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Community Activities

  1. Commemorate the 400th Anniversary of Falling Creek Ironworks

    May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Falling Creek Ironworks

    The special event on Saturday, May 4 will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the first iron furnace. Falling Creek Ironworks Park was the site of the first iron furnace built in the English New World. It was constructed in 1619 by English workers whose expedition was organized by the Virginia Company of London who wished to expand trade and further mine the iron ore from the colony. The first expedition led by Captain Bluett was unsuccessful, so a second expedition led by John Berkeley was organized in 1621. By early 1622 the works were completed and the furnace was ready to put into blast. On March 22, 1622, coordinated Indian raids throughout the region destroyed many settlements including the furnace.
    As part of this day, we will have: living history performances, militia demonstrations, archaeological guided tours, musical performances, period demonstrations, children’s period games and activities, and food vendors.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Falling Creek Ironworks 400th Anniversary Event

    May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Falling Creek Ironworks Park

    Join us as we commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first iron furnace in the New World, the 1619-22 ironworks on Falling Creek. Guides will conduct archaeological tours of the 1619 ironworks. Activities include guided tours, exhibitors, displays, costumed interpretation, living history, period demonstrations, musical performances, Native American dancing and children's activities. Concessions available.

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  2. Pleasant View School Open House

    May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Pleasant View School

    Learn about the history of one of the last African American school houses in Chesterfield County. Built in the early 1930s, the building is a Chesterfield County Historic Landmark. Tours offered throughout the day.

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  3. HenROCKus

    May 4, 2019, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Henricus Historical Park

    Bring your lawn chairs, enjoy a brew and wine, rock out to local bands, and enjoy the outstanding views of the mighty James River. Free parking. No outside food or beverages allowed. No pets, please. Line-up: Bethany Gates, Double Down, Everwilde, Pat Russell Band. More details to follow.

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Public Safety

  1. Recruiting Event: Public Safety Cadet Competition

    May 4, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center

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  2. Kroger Adoption Event

    May 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Kroger

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  3. Recruiting Event: 2019 Law Enforcement Career Fair

    May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ Girard College

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  4. Recruiting Event: Que Pasa Festival of Virginia

    May 4, 2019, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Intersection of Canal Walk & Virginia Street

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