Nosegays, also known as tussie-mussies, are small bouquets of aromatic flowers and herbs made during colonial times to offset unpleasant odors. Popularized by Victorians, they were used to convey secret messages. In this workshop, participants will learn about the hidden meanings of different herbs and flowers and create a nosegay to take home or gift. All tools, materials, and a vase are provided; no prior experience is required.
Limit of 10 participants. This is family-friendly but not recommended for children younger than 6 years old. Children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. This class will be held off-site at the Floral Design Center: 500 Packets Court, Williamsburg, VA.
Garden Workshop: Nosegay
Tour: Archaeology Behind-the-Scenes
Visit the Archaeological Lab for a guided tour and learn about a century of archaeological discovery at Colonial Williamsburg!
Free Event Ticket
Special Event: Constitution Day
Colonial Williamsburg celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a free event, "To Support and Defend," on the Art Museums Lawn.
Open to the Public
Homeschool Hands-On: Crack the Code
Join us in the Hennage Auditorium as we investigate the Revolutionary War through secret messages to see if you can Crack the Code.
Art Museums Admission