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On Sunday, May 15, you’ll find Society members in period dress at Aquia Episcopal Church for “Heritage Day.” The 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services will be using portions of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer with the overall goal to celebrate a modified Colonial Anglican service that was used when the church opened in 1757. This is part of an annual celebration in conjunction with the Virginia Peyton Society.

On June 11, the Hugh Mercer Apothecary will be honoring General Hugh Mercer with a day of Farewell. Society member Mike Cecere will portray Mercer and will be attended by several fellow reenactors of the 7th Virginia. They will discuss both Mercer's service and the events that led up to June 1776. As many of you know, Hugh Mercer was promoted to Brigadier General in June 1776 and ordered north. He left Williamsburg sometime in mid-June and reached New York in early July, never to return to Fredericksburg again.

Dressed for a Ball Detail of Wig Detail of Hairstyle Ready to Dance Waiting
Ladies Visit Detail of Wig

18th Century Hair & Wig Styling Workshop

Ladies, are you inspired by these lovely hairstyles? If you would like to learn techniques for styling hair, including how to create the structured rolls called "buckles" shown, plan to attend our hair & wig styling workshop on Sunday, June 12. An email with information on what you'll need to bring is forthcoming.


Bettie caught the ball in the cup! Playing the Royal Game of Goose Michael and Catherine play bowls

 Independence Day at Historic Port Royal

On Monday, July 4, we will once again entertain and educate children and their families on Colonial life and culture. If the weather cooperates, we'll play games and demonstrate an English country dance or two. We hope you will all plan to come out for this free family event.

The next RCHS business meeting is on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Please see the Calendar of Events for location and meeting time.



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Last updated on May 14, 2016.