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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Staff, Volunteers Honored for Achievement, Service

JYF Merit Awardees - Lanier, Daley, Schultz, Lucas

Meritorious Awards were presented to Homer Lanier, Jennifer Daley, Bain Schultz and Lisa Lucas.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 25, 2018 — The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown living-history museums, recognized 33 employees for reaching service milestones and 133 individuals for commitment to the Foundation’s volunteer program at an event held June 14.  The Foundation also presented merit awards to four employees for outstanding service in 2017.

Museum Interpretive Program Manager Homer Lanier of Gloucester was honored as 2017 Gold Employee of the Year. Communications Manager Jennifer Daley of Williamsburg received the 2017 Silver Employee of the Year. The 2017 Gold Customer Service Award was presented to Landscape & Nutrient Grounds Specialist Bain Schultz of Williamsburg, and Executive Office Manager Lisa Lucas of Williamsburg received the 2017 Silver Customer Service Award.

JYF 30-Year Service Awardees - Tom Davidson, Eric Speth

Senior Curator Thomas E. Davidson (left) and Maritime Program Manager Eric A. Speth were honored for 30 years of state service.

Fifteen full-time employees were recognized for achieving state service milestones during the past year.  Senior Curator Thomas E. Davidson and Maritime Program Manager Eric A. Speth, both of Williamsburg, each were honored for 30 years of state service. A twenty-year service award was presented to Outreach Education Instructor Dirk T. Prince of Williamsburg.

Fifteen-year service awards were presented to Grounds Supervisor Michael J. Enz III of Gloucester; and Curatorial Registrar Jane M. Hohensee and Museum Interpretive Supervisor Jamie L. Helmick, both of Williamsburg. Four full-time employees were recognized for 10 years of service: Housekeeper Missy Hill, Fiscal Technician Kimberly Oxley of Gloucester, Historical Clothing Manager Christopher Daley and Museum Historical Interpreter Carol Wiers, all of Williamsburg. Five full-time employees also received five-year service awards.

Three individuals received awards for 20 years of part-time service to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation:  Museum Program Assistant Andrea P. Richardson, Special Events Coordinator Kim M. Scholpp and Museum Historical Interpreter Anastasia Triantafillos, all of Williamsburg. Museum Program Assistant John W. Zwerg of Williamsburg received a 15-year service award for part-time service.

Six part-time employees were recognized for 10-year milestones: Museum Educator Randolph Flood of Williamsburg, Gift Shop Clerk Minda Hagon of Surry, Museum Historical Interpreter Kelly Lowry of Williamsburg, Warehouse Specialist Dennis McCullough of Williamsburg, Museum Historical Interpreter Kathryn Ubben of Yorktown and Telefunder Ellen Waite of Williamsburg. Eight part-time employees also received awards for five years of service.

A total of 133 volunteers who contributed more than 100 hours of service in 2017, including 72 who reached cumulative service milestones, were recognized.

Among them were Doug Lindeman of New Bern, N.C., for attaining 12,500 hours of cumulative service; John Robinson of Hampton for 10,500 hours; James Magill Jr. of Williamsburg and for 10,000 hours; Jake Kirchner of Williamsburg for 8,000 hours; Dick Turner of Williamsburg and Bob Nichols of Yorktown for 7,500 hours; Dennis Dicus of Yorktown for 6,500 hours; and Carol Bohlman of Williamsburg and Frank Ruiz of Newport News for 6,000 hours. In addition, Fred Blystone and Chuck Reusing, both of Williamsburg, were honored for 5,500 hours; Karen Peifer and Steven Link, both of Williamsburg, for 5,000 hours.

Serving in all facets of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s operation, from greeting museum visitors and supporting administrative operations to serving as crew on the Jamestown Settlement ships, a total of 1,571 core and special event volunteers provided 64,738 hours of service in 2017. For more information about the volunteer program, call (757) 253-4034.       

‘Liberty Celebration’ Drums Up Patriotic Fun July 4 at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

YORKTOWN, Va., June 21, 2018 — Salute the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence during “Liberty Celebration,” July 4 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors can enjoy music, interpretive programs, military drills and artillery demonstrations, as well as learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed t

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Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed Sailing to Norfolk for 42nd Annual Harborfest Event

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 30, 2018 – Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed, a re-creation of one of the three vessels that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, will participate in the 42nd Annual Norfolk Harborfest® June 8-10. Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed will take part in a parade of sail that starts in Hampton Roads and arrives off Town Point Park at noon, Friday

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‘Blast From the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence’ Special Exhibition Opening June 10 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

YORKTOWN, Va., May 23, 2018 — As the last great victory of the American Revolution, the 1781 Siege of Yorktown is known for the use of artillery by General George Washington’s Continental Army. Through interactive experiences and artifact displays, the “Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence” special exhibition will feature artillery used on all fronts of the American Revolution

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‘Artillery Through the Ages’ Weekend June 9 & 10 Marks Opening of ‘Blast from the Past’ Special Exhibition

YORKTOWN, Va., May 23, 2018 — As part of the opening weekend of “Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence” special exhibition at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, special demonstrations and programs on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, will explore the role of artillery during the Revolution and members of a gun crew. These “Artillery Through the Ages” programs will be

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‘Rock the Dock’ May 18 at Jamestown Settlement

Proceeds Support Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Living-History Museums WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 8, 2018 — “Rock the Dock” will be held at Jamestown Settlement’s ships’ pier and riverfront discovery area on Friday, May 18, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit educational programs of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and its museums, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorkto

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‘Jamestown Day’ at Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne Marks 411th Anniversary of America’s First Permanent English Colony

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 25, 2018 — On Saturday, May 12, Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne will collaborate to offer a range of programs marking the 411th anniversary of the 1607 founding of America’s first permanent English settlement. “Jamestown Day” features one of Jamestown Settlement’s ships sailing in the James River and Historic Jamestowne’s ongoing archaeological discoveries of

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Enjoy ‘An Afternoon of Cultural Cuisine’ on April 28 With Culinary Historian and Author Michael Twitty at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

YORKTOWN, Va., April 17, 2018 — Explore the multicultural heritage of southern cooking during a special afternoon culinary event on Saturday, April 28, featuring cooking and conversation with Michael W. Twitty, African American and Jewish culinary historian and author. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the museum’s re-created Revolution-era farm. [caption id="attachment_23877" align="alignright

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Fifty Young People to be Recognized as U.S. Citizens in April 21 Ceremony at Jamestown Settlement

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 12, 2018 – A Citizenship Ceremony for children of naturalized United States citizens and those adopted by American citizens will be held on Saturday, April 21, at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia. The event is hosted by the Williamsburg Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in partnership

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Registration Opens April 1 for Summer History Camps at Jamestown Settlement, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 30, 2018 – Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will offer a full slate of history camps with hands-on fun this summer for young people age 4 through eighth grade. Registration begins online April 1 for an array of Broadside history camps in June and July, the “School of the Musketeer” in July and “Yorktown Myth Busters” in August. Offerin

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‘Military Through the Ages’ Event at Jamestown Settlement March 17-18 Presents Centuries of Military History in One Weekend

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 7, 2018 — In one weekend, visitors can experience centuries of military history during Jamestown Settlement’s time-honored “Military Through the Ages” event on Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18. More than 400 re-enactors depicting armed forces from the fifth century B.C. to modern-day soldiers with the Virginia Army National Guard join forces to present a unique chronol

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Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Present Dynamic Events, Debut Two Exhibits in 2018

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., February 27, 2018 — Jamestown Settlement® and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown® feature dynamic special programs in 2018 and debut two special exhibitions on the art of artillery at the Siege of Yorktown and the little-known stories of women in Jamestown and the Virginia colony. These two premier living-history museums of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia offer year-roun

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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement History Museums Mark Visitation, Revenue Increases in 2017

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., January 16, 2018 – Paid visitation in 2017 at Jamestown Settlement and the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown living-history museums operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, totaled 610,844, an increase of 7.7 percent from 2016. Admissions revenue amounted to $6,271,518 in 2017, up 12.3 percent. 2017 paid attendance at the new American Revolution Museum

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