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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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Spring 2021

The Tavern is cautiously offering small group classes this Spring

Crazy Quilt Stitching, Friday, March 26, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Learn the art of decorative stitching and embellishments that can be used for Crazy Quilts and other fabric or scrapbooking projects. Click Here for more information!
- Instructor: Penny Mace; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $60, Plus $10 materials fee payable to instructor.

Class is Full. Please click here to email us and we'll let you know when another class is scheduled.
 

 

Blacksmithing 101 (Beginner), One-day workshop - Saturday, April 10, 2021, 9 am - 4 pm

Learn the basic skills of blacksmithing to create your own metal projects from the Tavern's Heathsville Forge Blacksmith's Guild. You will learn tapering, tempering and hardening of mild steel, and make a punch or chisel to use in another project you will complete. All supplies included in the price of $120 per student. Eight slots available. The Forge is located behind the Tavern.

The anvils have been socially-distanced, but you must bring a face mask and may be required to wear it at times.

Class is Full. Please click here to email us and we'll let you know when another class is scheduled.

 

Blacksmith Joinery One-day workshop - Saturday, April 24, 9 am - 4 pm

Learn the art of joining pieces of metal to create items for everyday use. The items will be joined without welding and you will create a table trivet to take home. Supplies included in the price of $120 per student. Eight slots available. The Forge is located behind the Tavern.

You must take Beginning Blacksmithing, or have other blacksmithing experience, to be eligible to take this class.

The anvils have been socially-distanced, but you must bring a face mask and may be required to wear it at times.

Click Here to Register for Joinery Class

 

Blacksmithing 102 (Intermediate), One-day workshop - Saturday, May 22, 9 am - 4 pm

Learn more skills of blacksmithing beyond the Beginner level to create your own metal projects. Members of the Tavern's Heathsville Forge Blacksmith Guild will teach you joinery, twisting techniques with mild steel, and you'll complete a project. All supplies are included in the price of $120 per student. Eight slots available. The Forge is located behind the Tavern.

You must take Beginning Blacksmithing, or have other blacksmithing experience, to be eligible to take this intermediate class.

The anvils have been socially-distanced, but you must bring a face mask and may be required to wear it at times.

Click Here to Register for Blacksmithing 102

 


Beginning Weaving, Three-day workshop: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26, 27 and 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This three-day class is an introduction to the process of handweaving on a floor loom. All materials and equipment are provided, and no previous weaving experience is required. Students will be provided with ample support from two experienced instructors as well as current members of the Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild.

- Instructor: Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild; Classes will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building."
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $125 for RHHT members and $150 for non-members.

Click Here to Register for this Beginning workshop (first session).

 

Beginning Weaving, Three-day workshop: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 30, 31 and August 1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This three-day class is an introduction to the process of handweaving on a floor loom. All materials and equipment are provided, and no previous weaving experience is required. Students will be provided with ample support from two experienced instructors as well as current members of the Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild.

- Instructor: Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild; Classes will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building."
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $125 for RHHT members and $150 for non-members.

Click Here to Register for this Beginning workshop (second session).


 

 



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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