Events

Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement

6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, 2014 A family night out at the museum with trick-or-treating, games and crafts, haunted house and ship, ghostly tales, spooky straw maze, and costume parade. Admission is $7 per child, ages 4-12, and $3 per adult.  Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.historyisfun.org or at Jamestown Settlement.  Event tickets also will be avail

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Revolutionary War Lecture: “The Loyalist/Patriot Divide Among the Merchant Elite in Marblehead, Massachusetts”

As part of the Yorktown Victory Center's Revolutionary War Lecture Series, Judy Anderson, social, architectural and cultural historian, will tell the story of fishing industry magnates and brothers-in-law Robert “King” Hooper and Colonel Jeremiah Lee, whose homes were outstanding and whose loyalties were divided during the American Revolution, in the midst of Patriot fervor in Marblehead, a thrivi

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Revolutionary War Lecture: “The Men Who Lost America”

As part of the Yorktown Victory Center's Revolutionary War Lecture Series, Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and professor of history at the University of Virginia, will challenge stereotypical explanations of Britain’s failure to win the American War of Independence. The talk will offer a different expla

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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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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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