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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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“Defending the Commonwealth: Lafayette and the Summer of 1781” Lecture

In the first of four public lectures highlighting themes in the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown exhibition galleries opening mid-October, Historian Ed Ayres will discuss how in 1781 General Lafayette’s troops continued to counter a large British force that had invaded Virginia. The free public lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Yorktown Victory Center theater. Advance reservations are reco

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“Journey Through the American Revolution in 10 Objects” Lecture

In the second of four public lectures highlighting themes in the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown exhibition galleries opening mid-October, Senior Director of Museum Operations and Education Peter Armstrong will describe the stories behind 10 of the most surprising objects visitors will see in the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown galleries. The free public lecture begins at 7 p

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“Before & After – The Effect on Indian Trade of the Arrival of the English” Lecture

As part of the “Bartering for a Continent” special exhibition lecture series, Jamestown Settlement historical interpreter Terry Bond will discuss the evolution of trade among American Indian tribes, from local products in the early 17th century to mostly European goods by the end of the century, and the impact on intertribal relationships. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in Jamestown Settlement’s Rob

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“James Lafayette: Invisible Spy” Lecture

In the third of four public lectures highlighting themes in the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown exhibition galleries opening mid-October, Curator Kate Gruber will share newly uncovered research on the life and times of James Lafayette. The free public lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Yorktown Victory Center theater. Advance reservations are recommended by calling (757) 253-4572 or emaili

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