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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,
archaeological guided tours,
children’s period games and activities, and
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.
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.
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.
May 4, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center
May 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Kroger
May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ Girard College
May 4, 2019, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Intersection of Canal Walk & Virginia Street