The third day of our Spring Break programming will focus on those early pioneers who cut Powhatan from the dense forests along the riverbank. Meet at the log cabin to participate in the following:
10-10:30 a.m: The Ficklin Family and Early Settlers - Perhaps no family is more responsible for the growth of Powhatan than the Ficklins. Learn more about this early family and their role in Powhatan and across the state. We'll also discuss other notable early settlers.
1-2 p.m: Log Cabin Living - Learn more about what it was like to live in a rustic log cabin. Try your hand at building your own miniature version, and get an idea of the work involved.
2-3 p.m: Brick Tricks - Powhatan boasted numerous brick buildings in its heyday. In the 1800s, it wasn't as simple as picking up a pallet of bricks at the hardware store. Learn how bricks were made right here in town with native clay and get a chance to make one yourself.