Historical Church,
State-of-the-Art Climate Control

When Virginia’s Henricus Historical Park decided to build a replica colonial church and meeting hall as part of its living history museum, it had two choices: either install no climate control and open the building only when the weather permitted, or engineer the building with a cost-saving geothermal system so it could be used for weddings, concerts, and lectures. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the organization has opted for the latter–and it’s going to make the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act at the same time. But though visitors to the church will enjoy state-of-the-art geothermal comfort all year long, what they see will be true to the site’s history. Henricus Historical Park includes both a model colonial-period English settlement and a recreation of a village inhabited by the Arrohateck people of the Powhatan Indian chiefdom.