a. Field Trips ($15,000) to the Tavern designed to reinforce 4thgrade Virginia History Standards of Learning. Programs include Colonial, African-American, and Civil War history through live history interpreters, presentations, discussions, and hands-on activities. All local school systems and home schooled are welcome. There is a charge per student.
a. Education & Entertainment Center ($560,000) construction of the $560,000 education and entertainment center represents the third part of our three-phase site plan and will help to fulfill a major part of our mission. Construction of a historically sympathetic stable-like building will provide exhibit space, classroom space, additional room for larger special events, as well as greatly enhance the overall interpretation of the Tavern site.
Hanover Tavern Foundation (www.hanovertavern.org) is a nonprofit organization which owns and operates Historic Hanover Tavern in Hanover County. Listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places, Hanover Tavern is a focal point of the Hanover Courthouse Historic District. Today, Hanover Tavern offers educational history programs, historical exhibits, heritage musical events, lecture series, art classes and family-oriented special events as well as a full service restaurant and pub, meeting, wedding, party and events space, and Barksdale Theatre performances in a modern 150 seat theatre. For more information about Hanover Tavern, Hanover Tavern Pub, and Barksdale Theatre please visit www.hanovertavern.org.
As a middle school student in the 1990s, my class was fortunate enough to take a field trip to Historic Hanover Tavern. I’ll never forget that day. We witnessed a re-enactment of Patrick Henry arguing
“Parson’s Cause” at Hanover Courthouse, passed by the original Stone Jail, and then made the short walk across the lawn to Historic Hanover Tavern where Barksdale Theatre (now Virginia Repertory
Theatre) performed in the Tavern’s one-of-a-kind theater. What an experience! My classmates and I were in complete awe of this gem located just a few miles from our school, yet it was one most of us had never visited. It was then that I realized how important Hanover Tavern was to the fabric of our nation’s history!
Fast forward to 2015 and that impressionable middle-schooler is now president of Hanover Tavern
Foundation’s Board of Directors. That’s how impactful my first-hand experience was as a child.
Since then, the Tavern has been preserved and has reinstated its role as the center of the community, offering more than 30 free programs annually, exhibits, music, dining, professional theatre, in-class school programs as well as a hands-on field trip experience.
We continue to host more than 1,500 students from all over central Virginia at our Standards of Learning-based, American History field trip program. Numerous teachers have told us that this is “the best field trip we have ever attended! We will be back next year!” As the Foundation celebrates its 25th Anniversary as a non-profit organization, I extend my sincerest appreciation to YOU, our donors, who made, and continue to make, it all possible.
AutumnFest includes a 5k run, music, children and adult entertainment, history and food & Beverage to help better integrate Hanover Tavern into the community while providing an opportunity to raise funds to support the educational mission of the tavern.
Each month a local or national musician/band is brought to
the Tavern to play a free concert. The
Heritage music series attempts to not only entertain, but educate the audience
on the history and origin of their music through stories, song &
The Hanover Tavern Foundation invites history enthusiasts to join them on a bi-annual guided tour that utilizes knowledge gleaned from letters, diaries, and battle reports to provide a detailed account of the individual units, camps, and troop movements in Hanover during the Civil War. Tours start at the Tavern and include a light breakfast and lunch.
The Hanover Tavern/Courthouse is a microcosm of American history with stories to tell from colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War times. In these tight budget times, students can experience a first-rate field trip without the cost of leaving central Virginia. Further, rather than covering only one historical period, they will be exposed to the broad range of U.S.history topics that the Tavern site offers.
By the end of the field trip period the students will exhibit through questions and their own dialogue with each other and teachers an increased interest in and understanding of the historical periods and the various viewpoints and life experiences for children, women and slaves.
The field trip will enhance the fourth grade school children’s understanding of colonial, early 19thcentury and civil war history of the United States, including items on the SOLs. They will gain an appreciation for history in these periods from various viewpoints including children’s, women, slaves and a leader of the revolution, Patrick Henry and civil war soldiers. Regular surveys of participating students and their teachers over 3 and 5 year periods or more could gauge the effect the program had on children understanding differing viewpoints and perhaps some general data on 4thgrade history SOLs could be gathered showing that on the colonial, revolutionary and civil war periods SOL scores improved by some percentage.
We will offer four themed teas throughout 2016. We serve Savory sandwiches followed by a selection of scones (with butter, jam, and Devonshire cream) and finally a selection of delicate desserts complete the experience.
Let Hanover Tavern bring history into your classroom! Using hands-on activities and reproduction artifacts, students will explore the people and events that shaped our nation’s history.
-examining artifacts to see how people lived long ago vs. today
-trying on clothes and uniforms from the past
-getting to know some facts about famous Americans with a connection to Hanover County
-locating Hanover and other historical points of interest on a map
-activities such as envelope making and Hanover history coloring pages
-getting to know some facts about famous Americans
with a connection to Hanover County
-locating Hanover and other historical points of
interest on a map
-activities such as envelope making and Hanover
history coloring pages
The Hanover Tavern Foundation presents a summer day camp for history lovers ages 9-12. Through interacting with our unique historic site, living history characters, and plenty of hands-on activities, campers will learn all about the causes, consequences, differences, and similarities of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. This camp is designed to support Virginia Standards of Learning and foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of our history by making the past fun. Campers will meet historical characters such as Patrick Henry and Margaret Wight, who lived at Hanover Tavern during the Civil War. They will make colonial and Civil War crafts to take home, try on historical outfits, and play the games of the period. All activities reinforce history and STEAM learning in an entertaining and memorable way.
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