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May 10: Jamestown Day    
May 10, 2014
Jamestown Settlement

Sail-raising aboard one of Jamestown Settlement's re-created ships 
A jointly sponsored event at Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne

Mark the 407th anniversary of the 1607 founding in Virginia of America’s first permanent English settlement with family-friendly tours, military and maritime displays, and traditional music and entertainment. A day of discovery and fun, this annual event features Historic Jamestowne’s ongoing archaeological discoveries of the 1607 fort and one of Jamestown Settlement’s re-created ships sailing in the James River. Separate site admission. More

 
June 1-30: "Fashion in Colonial Virginia" Theme Month    
June 1-30, 2014
Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
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From leather to linen, explore how clothing of the period was fashioned, learn how dyes were made from plants and natural fibers processed into cloth, and observe the stitching of simple apparel and accessories.  Discover types of clothing worn by 17th-century English sailors and colonists, Powhatan Indians, 18th-century Virginia farmers and Continental Army soldiers.
 
Liberty Celebration    
July 4-6, 2014
Yorktown Victory Center
Declaration of Independence broadside, JYF collection
Military and tactical drills, and role-playing demonstrations salute the anniversary of America’s independence. Visitors can see in museum galleries a rare broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence dating to July 1776.
 
"Arms & Artillery" Theme Month    
August 1-31, 2014
Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
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Make ready and cover your ears!
A range of arms and artillery used in the 17th and 18th centuries is the focus of interpretive programs in August. Experience daily artillery firings and explore aspects of Powhatan Indian warfare and English military tactics at Jamestown Settlement and, at the Yorktown Victory Center, Revolutionary War uniforms and military techniques.
 
"Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe" Special Exhibition    
September 19, 2014 to September 8, 2015
Jamestown Settlement
 
Theodor de Bry colored engraving, 1590. Image courtesy of The Mariners' Museum.

Image courtesy of The Mariners' Museum.

 

Objects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats.

 
Yorktown Victory Celebration    
October 18-19, 2014
Yorktown Victory Center
Yorktown Victory Celebration
 
Military life and artillery demonstrations mark the 233rd anniversary of America’s momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. Yorktown Day on October 19 features a parade and commemorative and wreath-laying ceremonies in historic Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield.
 
Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia    
November 27-29, 2014
Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center

Foods and Feasts of Colonial Virginia 

Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. 

 
A Colonial Christmas    
December 1, 2014-January 4, 2015
Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
 A Colonial Christmas
Holiday traditions of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia are recalled through special interpretive programs and, from December 26 through 31, musical entertainment of the period. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and guided tours compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown colony. At the Yorktown Victory Center, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampments and glimpse holiday preparations on a 1780s farm.
 
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