What a month! Well, really, several months. Chris, Kyle, Beth, and I have been busy putting together our 2014 Program and Event calendar, and we’re thrilled with the outcome so far. Be sure to swing by Polegreen for a copy of our new programs brochure, and an opportunity to walk around the site! The flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and the church structure has never looked more beautiful–spring is here!
This Sunday, come out to Polegreen at 7:00 AM for an Easter Sunrise Service, hosted by several local churches.
May 1, join us at 5:30 PM for our annual observance of the National Day of Prayer, led by church and community leaders.
May 3, throw on your oldest jeans and sneakers, gather your rakes and tools, and come out to Polegreen between 9:00 and 3:00 for our Community Clean-Up Day to prepare the site for our busiest season. We’ll rake leaves, clean gutters, paint, weed, pick up limbs and litter, and more! **Clean-Up Day is a fantastic service opportunity for scouts, 4H groups, and more, and we welcome all ages!
Before May 17, contact Richmond Discoveries (804-222-8595) and reserve your spot on the “Patrick Henry and the Road to Revolution Bus Tour.” Visit Polegreen, along with other area sites important to Patrick Henry’s life.
Sunday, May 18, at 4:00 PM, relax at Polegreen while soloist Celeste Underdown performs a series of hymns written by the Reverend Samuel Davies.
And you don’t want to miss this one! From Saturday, May 31, to Sunday, June 1, Polegreen is hosting a Civil War sesquicentennial weekend! Varying historic accounts tell us that the Polegreen Church was destroyed on EITHER May 31 or June 1 in 1864–exactly 150 years ago this summer. To commemorate the battle that brought about the church’s destruction, we’ll have special tours, archaeological digs in the earthworks led by archaeologists from the James River Institute, crafts and simulated archaeological digs for kids, and more! Sunday at 10:00, join Gordon Rhea for a real-time battle talk, followed by a presentation about archaeology and relic hunting by Nick Luccketti (of James River Archaeology). Tours and crafts will continue through Sunday afternoon.
So there you have it! A busy April leading to an even busier May! …and we haven’t even mentioned the rest of the summer and fall, so be sure to stay tuned.
Mark your calendars, and we’ll see you soon at Polegreen!