Henrico County Historical Society
PO Box 90775   Henrico, VA 23273   (804)501-5682   hchsinfo@yahoo.com

Henrico County Historical Society's motto, which is Preserving the Past in the Present for the FutureSkipwith Academy in Three Chopt District, Henrico County, Virginia.Log Cabin in Tuckahoe District, Henrico County, Virginia.Mankin Mansion in Fairfield District, Henrico County, Virginia.Dorey Barn in Varina District, Henrico County, Virginia.Bethlehem Church in Brookland District, Henrico County, Virginia.


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A Dinner with J.E.B. Stuart.

You're invited to a dinner with J.E.B. Stuart at Walkerton Tavern on Friday, May 9th from 6-9 p.m.! Come eat a historically authentic dinner set in 1864 Richmond while listening to period music. Special guest of the night will feature Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart who will share with you the current state of wartime Richmond. Dinner is a partner program with the Henrico County Historical Society and is part of the Yellow Tavern sesquicentennial weekend. Information: (804) 652-3409.

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     Price: $21.00

Please note: If you are interested registering by mail, please scroll down the page to find the mail-in registration form.


Yellow Tavern Bus Tour

You're invited for a Yellow Tavern Bus Tour on Sunday, May 11th from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.! The Yellow Tavern Bus Tour is part of the Civil War Bus Tour Series. Come see and hear about this all important cavalry engagement just north of the City of Richmond where General Stuart made his last stand. Tour is part of the Yellow Tavern sesquicentennial weekend. Tour will take you on the route Sheridan and his raiders travelled on the way to the battlefield. Tour will begin at the “Confederate Fortification” in front of the Brook Road Martin’s Store. The address for the Martin’s is 5700 Brook Road. Registrants will be emailed more details before the tour date. More details coming soon. For ages 12+. Information: (804) 652-3411.

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     Price: $21.00


A Dinner with J.E.B. Stuart and Yellow Tavern Bus Tour: Mail-in Registration

Details for the dinner and tour are listed above. If you desire to pay by mail-in registration, please complete this 1864 Registration Form.

Please note: Before mailing in the form, please call (804) 652-3409 to confirm space is available as tickets are also being sold online.



Civil War Boat Tours

Join us on Civil War Boat Tours on Saturday, June 21st! Tour the Civil War era James River from the Spirit of the James guided by historian Scott Williams. Either enjoy our morning cruise from 9-11a.m. or our evening cruise from 6-8 p.m. Tour departs from Deep Bottom Park. Information: (804) 652-3409.

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Which boat tour? 9-11a or 6-8p




     Price: $46.00


Meadow Farm Museum Kitchen

Meadow Farm Museum.

In 2013 Meadow Farm celebrated its 300th anniversary, dating to 1713 when William Sheppard first received the original land grant. Mosby Sheppard built the existing house in 1810. The property was later acquired by Dr. John Mosby Sheppard. Seven generations of the Sheppard family lived at Meadow Farm.

In 1974 Meadow Farm was listed on the Virginia Landmark Registry and the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1975, Elizabeth Adam Crump (wife of the late Adjutant General of Virginia, Sheppard Crump) donated the property of Meadow Farm to the County of Henrico and it was opened to the public as Meadow Farm Museum/ Crump Park in 1981.

Although restoration had been completed in the late 1970s to preserve and interpret Meadow Farm, damage from Hurricane Isabel in 2003 presented the County an opportunity to re-examine documents pertaining to the original house construction. Mosby Sheppard and his son John Sheppard built Meadow Farm in phases. Both men carefully documented the purchase of building materials and labor for work done between 1809 and 1858. Museum staff interpreted in detail the material, labor, and expense involved in constructing a home in 19th-century rural Virginia. During the restoration process the chimneys were capped off which then prevented the demonstration of 19th-century food preparation. Archaeological inspection of the property located evidence of an outdoor kitchen once used on the property as was often the custom of homes of the time period.

The Henrico County Historical Society in partnership with Friends of Meadow Farm and other organizations in the community have begun a series of events to raise funding for building an outdoor kitchen at Meadow Farm. We feel that it is an especially important feature to demonstrate to schoolchildren where their food comes from other than from the grocery store and how to prepare it. Consideration is also given to the interpretation of slaves who likely prepared the food at Meadow Farm and the African influence in American culture. Your donation makes possible our goal of completing Meadow Farm’s interpretation of Henrico history for the benefit of future generations.

Donations may be made with checks payable to “Friends of Meadow Farm Escrow Account” and mailed to HCHS, P.O. Box 90775, Henrico, VA 23273 or via Paypal button below. We thank you for your support of this worthwhile project.


Henrico County Historical Society Teapot

Henrico County Historical Society Teapot.

  • Clear glass teapot with infuser sandblasted with "Henrico County Historical Society"
  • Makes 3.2 cups (25 ounces each) of tea
  • You'll find delicious HCHS specialty tea blends sold below
  • Please note: teapot warmer is not included


     Price: $50.00


Tea Warmer with Grid

Tea Warmer with Grid.

  • Our teapot warmer is a perfect compliment to our teapot, sold above
  • You don’t have to worry about cold tea again!
  • Tea light included, 5” diameter


     Price: $15.00


Brookland's Summer Passion Decaf Tea

Brookland's Summer Passion Decaf Tea.

  • Brookland's Summer Passion Decaf Tea is one of three signature teas offered by HCHS
  • This tea's taste is fruity and at the same time fresh and herbal
  • It's the perfect symbiosis of the flavors of passion fruit, pineapple, and candied papaya


     Price: $8.00 for 15 gourmet tea bags


Tuckahoe's Walnut Green Tea

Tuckahoe's Walnut Green Tea.

  • Tuckahoe's Walnut Green Tea is one of three signature teas offered by HCHS
  • This tea's taste is an exception creation
  • It's a surprising blend of crunchy walnut and mouth-watering pineapple-coconut almond


     Price: $8.00 for 15 gourmet teabags


Henrico's Coconut Almond Tea

Henrico's Coconut Almond Tea.

  • Henrico's Coconut Almond Tea is one of three signature teas offered by HCHS
  • This exotic blend can be enjoyed hot or as a delicous ice tea
  • The combination of sweet coconut and almond flakes is a feast for the eyes


     Price: $8.00 for 15 gourmet teabags


Henrico County Historical Society 2012 Calendar

The HCHS 2012 calendar features 12 aspects of the Civil War in Henrico County, including the first artillery on rails; distinguished African-American soldiers, reconnaissance by balloon; homefront activities; Jewish heroes, and much more.

 

     Price: $12.00


Walkerton Tavern - Limited Edition Print

The Walkerton Tavern (circa 1825) Limited Edition Print is part of a series of Historic Henrico Landmark Prints offered by HCHS. It was created by nationally known historical artist, Henry Kidd. Walkerton Tavern is located in Henrico County's Brookland District.

Two sizes are available:


     Price: $20.00 for 8.5" x 11" print


     Price: $50.00 for 17" x 13" print


Dabbs House - Limited Edition Print

The Dabbs House Limited Edition Print is part of a series of Historic Henrico Landmark Prints offered by HCHS. It was created by nationally known historical artist, Henry Kidd. Dabbs House served as General Robert E. Lee's Headquarters in June, 1862. Dabbs House is located in Henrico County's Varina District.

Two sizes are available:


     Price: $20.00 for 8.5" x 11" print


     Price: $50.00 for 17" x 13" print


Henrico County Cemeteries

Henrico County Cemeteries book.

  • Compiled by Sue Krimm and Margaret Childress
  • Lists over 3,000 graves located in Henrico County
  • 120 pages


     Price: $20.00


Henrico County Field of Honor

Henrico County Field of Honor two volume book set.
  • Written by Dr. Louis H. Manarin
  • Chronicles every significant battle within the county's borders
  • 976-page, two volume book set
  • 747 illustrations, maps, paintings, and other images
  • 295 battlefield and troop-movement maps, most of which are published for the first time
  • 17 original paintings, including 15 commissioned specifically for this volume set

     Price: $89.95


The History of Henrico County

The History of Henrico County.


  • Authored by Dr. Louis H. Manarin and Charles H. Peple
  • Discover the original story of Henrico
  • Detailed text, images, photographs in this 2011 edition revised and reprinted as part of the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the County of Henrico


     Price: $20.95


Inventory of Early Architecture - County of Henrico, Virginia

Inventory of Early Architecture - County of Henrico, Virginia book.


  • Over 180 descriptions and photos of Henrico's historical landmarks, from pre-colonial day to the 1960s
  • Includes archaeological sites, churches, schools, industrial buildings, businesses, and residences


     Price: $10.00


County Manager Government in Henrico, Virginia: Implementation, Evolution, and Evaluation

County Manager Government in Henrico, Virginia book.
  • Written by Dr. Nelson Wikstrom
  • In-depth study of the experience of Henrico County with the county manager form of government adopted in 1934
  • Includes examination of the challenges, accomplishments and professional styles of the seven County Managers who served the county; review of the historically close working relationship between the County Manager and the Board of Supervisors' members; and factors leading to success of this type of government and its future in Henrico County


     Price: $25.00


Henrico County Historical Society Magazines

Henrico County Historical Society magazines June 1975 to March 1995.


  • Order HCHS magazines spanning June 1975 to March 1995
  • Our magazines list provides an alphabetical guide to content found in all magazines during that time span. Each issue is $10.00.


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     Price: $10.00 per issue.


High Meadow: Where Robert E. Lee Drew His Sword

High Meadow book.
  • Written by Dr. H. Douglas Pitts in 1998
  • High Meadows was a modest farmhouse in Richmond used as the headquarters of Robert E. Lee for sixty-two days during the summer of 1862; it was here that Robert E. Lee came of age as a warrior
  • High Meadow is where Robert E. Lee drew his sword and the course of the Civil War was substantially altered.


     Price: $10.00


Henrico County Historical Society Coverlet

Henrico County Historical Society Coverlet.
  • Coverlet was commissioned by HCHS and created by We Love Country.
  • The design captures the history and spirit of Henrico County with the depiction of historic county sites and events
  • The design appears in Williamsburg blue on a natural background
  • 100% cotton, two-layer, jacquard woven in the USA, preshrunk, colorfast, and machine washable
  • Measures approximately 46 x 68 inches,fringed on all four sides


     Price: $45.00



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