Special Event

Harvest Day at Rural Plains

Fee: Free.

Location: LAT/LONG: 37.660770, -77.346980


Parking is at Rural Point Elementary School, 7161 Studley Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. A free shuttle runs all day to the site. Accessible parking is at the Shelton Farm itself, 7273 Studley Road.

Dates & Times

Date:

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time:

10:00 AM

Duration:

6 hours

Type of Event

Children’s Program
Cultural/Craft Demonstration
Living History
Performance

Description

Bring the family and enjoy tours of the historic house and demonstrations of plantation chores. Join in historic dancing, listen to music of the time period, learn what school was like in the 1800s, help do laundry, and watch soldiers drill and fire a cannon. Even Patrick Henry will make an appearance!

Schedule of Events:
10:30 Rifle and Cannon demonstration
11:00 Generations Event: The Revolutionary War in Virginia
12:00 Patrick Henry speaks about the Revolution
1:00 Historic Music and Dancing
2:00 Generations Event: The Civil War in Virginia
3:00 Historic Music and Dancing
3:30 Rifle and Cannon demonstration

Ongoing activities include:
Quilting
Perfume making
Historic Toys and Games
Antebellum school
Colonial Laundry
Spinning wool
Civil War home-front: food, clothing, and medicine

The event is free and open to the public.

Parking is at Rural Point Elementary School, 7161 Studley Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. A free shuttle runs all day to the site. Accessible parking is at the Shelton Farm itself, 7273 Studley Road.

Reservation or Registration: No