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August 1-31: "Arms & Artillery" Theme Month    
August 1-31, 2014
Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
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. More
September 19: "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.

From the Collections at The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Va.


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. More

September 20: Community Day: On the Riverfront    
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Jamestown Settlement
Scraping a Powhatan-style dugout canoeIn connection with “Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” special exhibition in partnership with The Mariners' Museum, discover the progression of log canoes through the centuries during special exhibition tours, shanty musical performances, maritime programs, Powhatan-style dugout canoe demonstrations, children’s crafts and hands-on activities.
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. More
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.  At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia’s English colonists and Powhatan Indians. At the Yorktown Victory Center, learn about typical soldiers’ fare during the American Revolution and trace the bounty of a 1780s farm from field to kitchen. More

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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