CHESTER, Va. (WRIC) — The Henricus Foundation revealed Wednesday that it has been presented an environmental stewardship grant from The Dominion Foundation for the amount of $10,000.
“Our unparalleled education programs are designed to ignite a passion for history, heritage, and culture of both the Virginia Indians and of the newly arrived English settlers,” Executive Director Charlie Grant stated. “We educate thousands of children every year, and without the financial support of our community partners we would not be able to accomplish this impressive feat.”
The park is a popular location for children in school and families that enjoy history. It also allows visitors to see what life was like at an English fort and Indian settlement circa 400 years ago.
The English settlement is the second established in North America, which also exemplifies astounding Civil War and Revolutionary War history.
“Not only do these programs keep history alive for visitors of all ages,” said Josh Bennett, director-power generation at Dominion’s Chesterfield Power Station. “They remind us all of the importance of conserving our state’s diverse and abundant natural resources and heritage for future generations.”
The 32-acre land plot of Henricus Historical Park sits along the James River, located at Henricus Park Road in Chester.
The Henricus Foundation can be contacted at 804-748-1611 with any questions. Visit www.Henricus.org to learn more.