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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“International Blacksmiths’ Day” Celebration

Honor the legacy of the blacksmith, an iron-working tradition in Virginia dating to 1607 when John Smith declared that the colony’s “best commoditie was Iron which we made into little chisels.”  See modern blacksmiths demonstrate their craft, and explore the blacksmith forge and iron bloomery in Jamestown Settlement’s re-created colonial fort.

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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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A Stitch in Time

As part of “Fashion in Colonial Virginia” theme month, this Jamestown Settlement weekend event takes a special look at 1600s clothing styles from a fashion show to period tailor demonstrations. June programs explore methods and materials used to design garments and how clothing styles reflected a person’s occupation and status.

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