Schedule of Events at The Prince George County Regional Heritage Center
Sunday, April 29 2:00pm Fort Powhatan: Then and Now: Thomas Jefferson ordered the construction of this strategic defense while governor of Virginia. First as Hoodís Battery, later Fort Powhatan, it is a remarkable story of endurance and heritage. No one knows the story better than George Fickett who makes a return visit to talk about this Prince George treasure on the James River. Second floor, Heritage Center
Sunday, May 6 11:00am
Brandon 400th Anniversary: the Ministry of the Reverend Charles Minnigerode with a New Structure for Martinís Brandon Church
The unusual life of Mr. Minnigerode will be presented by two persons who know it well- one from years of research, the other as a direct descendant and current priest in charge of the parish. During his tenure at the Church, the fourth and final Church structure was begun.
18706 James River Drive Spring Grove, VA 23881
Saturday, May 19 8:30am to 12:30pm
Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale & Clinic
Prince George Regional Heritage Center parking lot
(6406 Courthouse Road, Prince George, VA 23875)
A great variety of plants plus answers to all of your gardening questions.
Monday, May 28 10:00am Memorial Day Observance
Annual observance remembering the fallen. This yearís observance will include a dedication for the newest name engravings on the County memorial stones at the Heritage Center. Also open will be the Centerís memorial exhibit to all of the fallen from Prince George County as well as a special showing of its recently opened Wall of Honor on the Center website. All galleries will remain open until noon. Lawn of Heritage Center (Indoors in event of inclement weather)
Tuesday Ė Thursday, June 19-21: Summer Enrichment Archaeology Program 9:00 to Noon each day
The archaeology is restricted to the students but please contact the Center
if you are available to volunteer or if you would like to be a spectator.
Terrain is strenuous.
Saturday, July 21 Founderís Day 5:30pm: 315th Anniversary of the Founding of the County and a tribute to its namesake. Grand Opening of a new exhibit: The Husband of Queen Anne: the life and time of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Denmark. Opening ceremony and ribbon- cutting , first floor of the Administration Building, 3:15pm; Music and barbecue on the lawn in front of Admin Building , 5:00 to 7:00pm.
Wednesday, September 19 The 10th Annual Great Beefsteak Raid Fundraiser Steak Dinner, Scott Memorial Park, 4:00 to 7:00pm: A Steak Dinner and Auction Evening to benefit the Heritage Center. Center stage will be the auctioning of a Mort Kuntsler print, The Great Beefsteak Raid, which was executed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of that event in Prince George County. The auction will also include a replica of the Henry Rifle carried in the Raid and engraved especially for this annual event, making it a unique collectorís item. A really fun evening with great steaks and all the trimmings prepared by the Disputanta Ruritan Club, home-made desserts, great blue grass music have made this event a significant part of the Heritage Centerís annual fundraising activities. Tickets, $30.
Scott Park: 6680 Courthouse Road, Prince George, 23875
Saturday, October 20 The 5th Annual Virginia Czech and Slovak Folklife Festival, Prince George Regional Heritage Center, 11:00 to 4:00. A celebration from beginning to end of the history and heritage of the Virginia Czech and Slovak communities! Traditional food, dancing, games, agricultural exhibits, special cultural exhibits including the Dan and Rosie Bodien Collection of Czech glass, live animals, great music. Food and drink are for purchase Ė everything else is free. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Center for food. Rain or shine. All proceeds benefit the work of the Heritage Center. Heritage Center 6406 Courthouse Road, Prince George, 23875
Saturday, November 3 Tenth Anniversary Observance Regional Heritage Center, 4:00 to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 11 Veterans Day Observance, 2:00pm on the lawn of the Heritage Center. (In event of cold or inclement weather the observance will move indoors).
Wednesday, November 28 7:00pm County Christmas Tree Lighting on the lawn of the Heritage Center.
Saturday, December 1 3:00pm County Christmas Parade