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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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Autumn

The Tavern is cautiously offering small group classes this fall.
 

Beginning Blacksmithing, One-day workshop - (Both September 12th  and October 3rd classes are now full.)

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 $100 per student. Six 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 at times.

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Intermediate Blacksmithing, One-day workshop - Saturday, October 24, 9 am - 3 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 coplete a project. All supplies are includeded in the price of $100 per student. Six 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 Intermediate Blacksmithing

 

Forge Welding, One-day workshop - Saturday, November 14, 9 am - 3 pm

If you've seen "Forged in Fire" and are interested in making your own knives, this is the class for you. Members of the Tavern's Heathsville Forge Blacksmith Guild will teach you to forge-weld two pieces, hard and mild steel, together to create a hard surface to hold an edge or make a Damascus billet. Supplies included in the price of $100 per student. Six slots available. The Forge is located behind the Tavern.

No previous experience is necessary 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 Forge Welding


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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