Published October 28, 2022

Horace Scruggs is a skilled outdoorsman in Fluvanna County. He is working with our Virginia Folklife Program to pass along his skills in navigating the river to apprentices Hanna Scruggs (Horace’s daughter) and Niya Bates.

As part of the apprenticeship, Horace is making a documentary film about their experiences.

“What we hope for the project is to draw people to outdoor spaces, to enjoy them. But especially for African Americans to rediscover and reclaim those spaces.”

Horace Scruggs

Learn more about their Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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