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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Military Through the Ages

At Jamestown Settlement's "Military Through the Ages," re-enactors and modern-day units show how uniforms, weapons and military tactics evolved through the centuries. The chronological display of military history features artillery firings, a Saturday children’s parade, and a Sunday military pass-in-review.

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“’That Astonishing Infantry’: The History of the Royal Welch Fusiliers”

Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley, Ph.D., British Army veteran, author and former commanding officer of the 1st Royal Welch Fusiliers, will speak at the Yorktown Victory Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, on the subject of his book "‘That Astonishing Infantry’: The History of The Royal Welch Fusiliers, 1689-2006." General Riley, who earned a doctorate in Modern History from Cranfield Universit

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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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