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You are invited to visit the last surviving 1700's structure of its kind in Virginia's Northern Neck!

The story of this tavern and its relationship to the development of Northumberland County and Virginia's Northern Neck reflects what happened in countless court house villages throughout Virginia and the nation.

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  • Kumihimo Braiding, Friday, September 7, 9 am - 3 p.m.
    Learn this fascinating form of Japanese "braiding" to make purse handles, clothing ties, key fobs, etc. Incorporate beads and make jewelry.
    - Instructor: Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild; Classes will be held in the Spinners & Weavers Studio on the second floor of the Tavern
    - $25

  • "Tobacco" Basket Class, Friday, September 28, 9:00 am - 3 pm
    Make a miniature tobacco basket. Such baskets have been around since the 1700's, first in Kentucky and later in North Carolina. They were very large and used to take tobacco to market. You'll be weaving your basket on a 10" square hoop, using reed. It is decorative and fun to make.
    - Instructor: Judy Penry; class will be held in the "Transportation Museum Building", located behind the Tavern.
    - $45 Tavern members / $55 non-members, PLUS $8 materials fee, payable at class direct to instructor.

    Joinery and Forge Welding Class, Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11
    9:00 am - 3 pm

    Learn how to join metals without screws or nails, and to weld in the fire. Some experience required.
    - Instructor: Tavern Blacksmith Guild; class will be held in the Blacksmiths' Forge, located behind the Tavern.
    - $70 total for both days
  • Woodburning, Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. CLASS IS NOW FULL! Taking names for another class in March 2019.
    Learn the basics of woodburning, and how to burn a feather and a tree. There will be a choice of 2 - 3 feathers and at least 3 trees. You will go home with two completed 4" x 6" pieces ready to frame.
    - Instructor: Penny Mace; Class will be held in the Tavern's "Transportation Museum Building".
    - Minimum of 6 students.
    - $45, Plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor

Click here to download our registration form.



The Heritage Arts Classes are sponsored and supported by the Rices Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern Foundation, Inc.

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Contact Information

RH/HT Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 579
73 Monument Place
Heathsville, VA 22473

Phone: 804-580-3377

Located on Route 360 behind the old courthouse.

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