Events

“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 across the North American continent is explored in this six-month special exhibition. Visitors are encouraged to join in the trading adventure and test their bartering

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Historic Trades Fair

Blacksmiths, potters, turners, carvers, spinners and more gather at Jamestown Settlement to showcase historical trades and sell crafts and wares. The weekend event coincides with the opening of the Jamestown Settlement special exhibition "Bartering for a Continent: How Anglo-Indian Trade Shaped America."

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Tailored to a New World: “As I Lie Dying” Lecture

Join Jane Malcolm-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila of The Tudor Tailor, one of the foremost groups for research and reconstruction of 16th-century clothing, during the June 24 evening lecture “As I Lie Dying,” the keynote presentation at Jamestown Settlement’s “Tailored to a New World” Conference. While the conference is sold out, the lecture presentation is open to the public. This lively presentatio

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Liberty Celebration

Salute the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Observe tactical drills, take part in a variety of military exercises, and learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed the historic document. More

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American Indian Intertribal Powwow

Join in a two-day celebration of song and dance by members of American Indian tribes with storytelling and a film presentation. Among the featured singers will be Thunder Voices of the Lumbee, from Lumberton, N.C.; Pretty Elk Singers of the Lakota, from Lancaster, Pa.; and The White Buffalo Singers of the Lakota, from Rosebud, S.D.

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