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Captain John Smith’s visit to the Northern Neck to be celebrated

Who can forget the story of Captain John Smith and his pals Powhatan, Pocahontas, and John Rolfe? The Richmond County Museum will host a Historic House Party at Milden Hall on September 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. celebrating the 410th anniversary of Captain John Smith’s arrival in the Northern Neck. The program will include the following and more:

  • ​Representatives of the Rappahannock Indian Tribe.
  • ​Oyster Growers of America discussing the benefits of growing them, improving the ecology of the Bay.
  • ​Friends of the Rappahannock will present a vision of a healthy, scenic Rappahannock River through advocacy, restoration and education.
  • ​“Go Native, Grow Native” will present information through members of the Northern Neck Native Plant Society.
  • ​An educational exhibit on Milden Hall has been prepared for showing by Richmond County Museum Curator David Jett.
  • Attendees will receive information on grants, projects, guides and genealogy as well as the opportunity to view the work of local artists.

Advance tickets are $30 and tickets at the gate are $35. Tickets are on sale at: Relish Restaurant, 115 Main Street, Warsaw (761-6727); Thomas Store, 8249 Historyland Highway (Rt. 3), east of Warsaw (394-3184) and Richmond County Museum, 5874 Richmond Road, Warsaw (333-3607).

posted 09.12.2018

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