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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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  • Beginning Weaving, Three-day workshop: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23, 24 and 25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Please let us know if you are interested and we will schedule another class!

    Learn to weave on a hand loom.
    - Instructor: Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild; Classes will be held in the "Transportation Museum Building", located behind the Tavern. Price includes all the tools, yarns, and information you will need to learn how to warp a loom, weave many different designs and plan to weave a future project on your own. 
    - $150 Tavern members / $175 non-members

  • Just a Little Market Basket, Friday, April 13, 9:30 am - 3 pm (NEW DATE!)
    Make a small (9-1/2" x 5" x 4") reed market basket with a "D" handle. You'll learn (or review) basic basket weaving techniques, including a woven base, plain or twill weaving and a wrapped handle.
    - Instructor: Judy Penry; class will be held in the "Transportation Museum Building", located behind the Tavern.
    - $45 Tavern members / $60 non-members, PLUS $15 materials fee, payable at class direct to instructor.

  • Blacksmithing 101, Four-day workshop: Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15, and 21 & 22, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Learn to the basics of Blacksmithing.
    - Instructor: Tavern Blacksmith Guild; Classes will be held in the Tavern Forge, located behind the Tavern. Price includes all materials.
    - $100

Click here to download our registration form.



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

Heritage Art Classes

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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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