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“Bartering for a Continent: How Anglo-Indian Trade Shaped America” Special Exhibition

The importance of trade between American Indians and English colonists, from the founding of Jamestown through the American Revolution, and the role of Virginia in the development of a new world of exchange in goods and commodities across the North American continent is explored in this six-month special exhibition. More

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“Digging Yorktown’s Past: An Archaeological View of 18th-Century Yorktown” Lecture

In the last of four public lectures highlighting themes in the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown exhibition galleries opening mid-October, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Historian Ed Ayres will provide an overview of several key archaeological excavations in Yorktown in the 1970s. The free public lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Yorktown Victory Center theater. Advance reservations are reco

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“What Do I Get for a Buck? – The Social and Economic Value of Trade in the 17th Century” Lecture

As part of the “Bartering for a Continent” special exhibition lecture series, Jamestown Settlement historical interpreters Carol Wiers and Vincent Petty will examine how the value of objects and labor was determined in Anglo-Indian exchanges. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater and is free with museum admission. Advance reservations are recommended by c

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American Indian Intertribal Powwow

Join in a two-day celebration of song and dance by members of American Indian tribes with storytelling and a film presentation. A highlight of the weekend event is a 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening performance, with separate admission, by folk artist Kevin Locke, a world-renowned Hoop Dancer, an indigenous Northern Plains flute player and storyteller. More

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Yorktown Victory Celebration & New Museum Preview

The 235th anniversary of America’s momentous 1781 Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown is celebrated with hands-on military experiences, artillery firings, and a preview of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with the debut of the new exhibition galleries and films and a new museum name. Commemorative events take place on October 19 at Yorktown Battlefield and in historic Yorktown. More

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