By the late 1800s, Powhatan was a prosperous town that boasted factories, schools, numerous churches and businesses. On Day 4, learn about the prosperous days of Powhatan and get a feel for what life was like.
10-11 a.m: A Day at School - The people of Powhatan knew the importance of education and the town's elite were educated at the Powhatan Male and Female Academy. Meet at the school to learn what a day in school in 1890 might have been like.
1-2 p.m: Powhatan Pearls - Did you know Powhatan was once a central part of the pearl industry? Fortunes were made along the riverbank. Learn about the pearling and shelling industry along the Black River and how we can still see the impacts from it today. Meet at the courthouse.
3-4:30 p.m: A prosperous town has time for leisure and no game was more popular in the late 1800s than baseball. Learn the rules of 1880s baseball and play a game with the park interpreter. Meet at the picnic area.