Events

“Clayton & Catesby: Botanical Virginia”

Documentation of native Virginia plants by naturalist Mark Catesby and botanist John Clayton in the 18th century and the “Flora of Virginia Project” in the 21st century is explored in this three-month exhibit. Period engravings of Catesby’s 18th-century watercolor paintings of flora and fauna, on loan from the Garden Club of Virginia, will be exhibited alongside a 1762 edition of “Flora Virginica,

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African-American Imprint

As part of Black History Month, “African-American Imprint” features performances by Legacy of Weyanoke, Charles City Spiritual Ensemble and Storyteller Sheila Arnold Jones as well as interpretive programs and demonstrations. Permanent gallery exhibits highlight the culture of the first recorded Africans in Virginia in 1619. More

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Military Through the Ages

At Jamestown Settlement's "Military Through the Ages," re-enactors and modern-day units show how uniforms, weapons and military tactics evolved through the centuries. This chronological display of military history features artillery firings, a Saturday children’s parade, and a Sunday military pass-in-review. More

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Jamestown Day

A jointly sponsored event at Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne Commemorate the 409th anniversary of the 1607 founding of Jamestown, America’s first permanent English colony, during special programs on Powhatan Indian and English interactions, military and maritime displays, family-friendly tours and activities, and traditional music and entertainment. Separate site admission.

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

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 in North America is explored in this six-month special exhibition. The Anglo-Indian trade influenced the expansion of European settlement westward and southward from Ja

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