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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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  • "Bit of Color" Basket, Friday, Sept. 22, 10 am - 3:30 pm

    This is a fun basket to make for students of all skill levels. The basket is made on a round 6" mold, woven about 4" high. Dyed and natural reed will be used to make this colorful basket. Changing the weave and adding additional colors can also give an interesting effect.
    - Instructor: Judy Penry; Classes will be held in the Tavern's "Transportation Museum Building".
    - Maximum 6 students.
    - $45, (plus $15 for materials)
    - (Lunch menu is available in the Tavern Cafe´.)

  • Upcycled Bookbinding, Tuesday, Oct. 10,  1 - 5 pm

    Students will select covers from books provided and deconstruct them to create a new book or journal. Students will then cut, punch and sew signatures into the book using the "coptic" stitch. All materials and tools provided. No experience required.
    - Instructor: Lynette Reed; Classes will be held in the Tavern's "Transportation Museum Building".
    - Minimum 6 students.
    - $75, (includes materials)
    - (Sandwich kits available from the Tavern Cafe´ for lunch.)

  • Halloween Acrylic Painting, NEW DATE! - Friday, Oct. 13, 6 - 9 pm
    Create a Halloween-themed 16" x 20" canvas using repurposed materials and acrylic paints. Open to all levels of experience.
    - Instructor: Lee Meadows; Class will be held in the Tavern's "Transportation Museum Building".
    - Minimum of 2 students.
    - $25, Plus $15 materials fee payable to instructor






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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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