• Henricus Historical Park Anticipated to Reopen June 3


    Henricus Historical Park

    Contact: Caitlin Sunderland
    sunderlandc@chesterfield.gov
    (804) 748-1131

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    5/21/20
     

    Henricus Historical Park Anticipated to Reopen June 3
     
    Chester, Va., –   In accordance with CDC and Chesterfield County guidelines, Henricus Historical Park is anticipating reopening to the public on Wednesday, June 3.
    As an open-air, living history museum, Henricus Historical Park is well-positioned to welcome back visitors in a safe and fun environment.  Measures will be taken to ensure the safety of both visitors and Henricus staff.  Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear masks and make payments by credit card.  A one-way travel pattern will be utilized to manage visitor flow while in the historic site.  Rope and natural barriers will be installed to create a buffer between interpreters and visitors. 

    “This has been a challenging period for everyone and we at Henricus are excited to finally reopen,” said Charles L. Grant, Henricus Executive Director. “Our goal is to welcome visitors in a safe environment while maintaining the historic atmosphere and quality programming that everyone has come to expect of Henricus. It’s a balance, but one that our professional team at Henricus has rehearsed and is well prepared to execute for the benefit of the public. I hope folks will seize the opportunity to get out of the house and take in some history while enjoying the scenic beauty of Henricus and Dutch Gap.”

    Henricus Historical Park will be operating on new hours of Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is $9 per adult, $7 per child ages 3-12.

    A complete guide to Henricus’ new operating procedures will be posted on www.henricus.org in the coming days.
     
    More About Henricus Historical Park 
     
    Commemorating more than 400 years of history, Henricus Historical Park re-creates 17th-century life in the second successful permanent English settlement in the New World and in the Powhatan Indian site of Arrohateck. Due to its prime location as a military outpost on a bluff overlooking the James River, the site also boasts rich Revolutionary War and Civil War history, which visitors may experience through special events and programs throughout the year.
     
    Surrounded by the 810-acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area, the living-history museum offers exceptional Pre-K-12 and adult education programs, and both indoor and outdoor meeting and special event space. Henricus Historical Park is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization that operates in partnership with the Henricus Foundation and the counties of Chesterfield and Henrico. For more information about Henricus Historical Park visit www.henricus.org
    and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

  • “Relaunch Chesterfield” Aims to Reopen Chesterfield Businesses

    What?

    Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Chesterfield Cabinet and Chesterfield County have united to support a coordinated relaunching of the Chesterfield economy.   Relaunch focuses on issues for businesses and elected officials around the county to consider as reopening plans are made. "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to work in conjunction with the Governors’ Covid-19 Business Task Force recommendations as they too begin the work of relaunching Virginia’s economy. 

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" will be developed in partnership with business leaders across a broad array of industry sectors and organizations around the county, including but not limited to the following sections:

    • Health and Safety First/Internal & External Customers
    • Retail
    • Restaurants
    • Hospitality
    • Arts & Entertainment
    • Healthcare Services
    • Personal Care Service Industry
    • K-12 Education & Childcare and Daycare

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to serve as a start to the conversation for returning more employees and businesses to work, rather than serving as a final, prescriptive set of answers or solutions.

    We are currently seeking participants to work and lead in these individual industry workgroups.  Please submit your information to be considered for an interested industry cluster workgroup by clicking here.    

    Why?
    Businesses are resilient in creating opportunities to thrive in challenging conditions.  Businesses ability to pivot their business model and allow others to learn from that change is important for the greatest number of businesses to relaunch. By joining efforts and bringing businesses and resources together we have the ability to make adjustments quickly and start commerce sooner. 

    When the Commonwealth is ready to open Virginia, Chesterfield will be ready to open.

    How?
    We are looking for 8-10 people for each industry workgroup indicated to develop a framework for success.  Models and examples are already available as a guide from across the Country.  Workgroups using best practices can have the best opportunity for a successful plan.