Events

Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia

Explore colonial Virginia foodways during a three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.  At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared by Powhatan Indians and English colonists. At the Yorktown Victory Center, learn about typical Revolutionary War soldiers’ fare and trace the bounty of a 1780s farm from field to kitchen. Read More

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“Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe”

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. Read more

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A Colonial Christmas

Holiday traditions of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia are recalled through special interpretive programs and, from December 26-31 and January 2-4, musical entertainment of the period. Read More

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“From Africa to Virginia” Theme Month

Jamestown Settlement gallery exhibits and guided tours of the museums’ outdoor living-history areas highlight the culture of the first known Africans to arrive in Virginia in 1619 and compare technology among the Powhatan, English and African cultures.  At the Yorktown Victory Center, learn about the roles of Africans and African Americans during the Revolutionary War and on the homefront.

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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. The chronological display of military history features artillery firings, a Saturday children’s parade, and a Sunday military pass-in-review.

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