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You are invited to visit the last surviving 1700's structure of its kind in Virginia's Northern Neck!

The story of this tavern and its relationship to the development of Northumberland County and Virginia's Northern Neck reflects what happened in countless court house villages throughout Virginia and the nation.

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Beginning Weaving, three-day workshop: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 20 - 22, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Members of the Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild will teach the basics of weaving during this Heritage Arts Center three-day Beginning Weaving workshop. Using the guild's floor looms and materials, participants will learn how to warp a loom and complete a sampler to take home. No experience is necessary and lots of support will be provided.

The class fee includes all the tools and yarn you will use during the workshop and information you can take home for use later.

The fee is $150 for Tavern members and $175 for non-members (learn how to become a member). There are two ways to register:



Blacksmithing 101, four-day workshop: Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26 and May 2-3, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from the Tavern's Heathsville Forge Blacksmith's Guild. You will learn different techniques required to smith your own tools and different items for personal use. Each day you will make items to keep.

  • The four-day class is limited to seven students.
  • The $200 class fee includes all materials.
  • Classes will be held in Dan's Forge located behind the Tavern.

There are two ways to register:



The Heritage Arts Classes are sponsored and supported by the Rices Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern Foundation, Inc.

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Contact Information

RH/HT Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 579
73 Monument Place
Heathsville, VA 22473

Phone: 804-580-3377

Located on Route 360 behind the old courthouse.

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