Events

“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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“The Chesapeake Log Canoe”

Lyles Forbes, chief curator at The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News, Va., will present “The Chesapeake Log Canoe” at Jamestown Settlement in connection with the special exhibition “Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe.” The exhibition, at Jamestown Settlement through September 8, traces the evolution of the dugout canoe from the 17th to the 20th centuries and features o

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Jamestown Day

A jointly sponsored event at Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne Commemorate the 408th 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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“Fashion in Colonial Virginia” Theme Month

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.

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“Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Odyssey of an American Idol”

Alan Hoffman will present “Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Odyssey of an American Idol” at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 7, at the Yorktown Victory Center. Mr. Hoffman, who has practiced law in Boston for 40 years, translated and published in English Auguste Lavasseur’s "Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825," a firsthand account of Lafayette’s Farewell Tour of America, when he visited all 24 states and W

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