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Virginia Residents Offered Discount Admission to Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center on Weekends in January and February

December 18, 2007 WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—Virginia residents are invited to visit Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center with a 50 percent discount off general admission on Saturdays and Sundays in January and February and national holidays on January 21 and February 18.  The two state-operated living-history museums tell the story of the nation’s beginnings, from the a

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Revitalization of Jamestown Settlement Living-History Areas Coincides with Development of New Film Exhibition Galleries

REVITALIZATION OF JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT LIVING-HISTORY AREAS COINCIDES WITH DEVELOPMENT OF NEW FILM AND EXHIBITION GALLERIES WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – At the beginning of the new Jamestown Settlement galleries, exhibit panels point out “how we know what we know” about the past through words, pictures, nature, archaeology and objects that have survived in museum and private collections. These sources of i

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DISCOVER HOLIDAYS OF CENTURIES PAST AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

November 28, 2007                              DISCOVER HOLIDAYS OF CENTURIES PAST AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Experience 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement and

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THIRD CYCLE OF ‘THE WORLD OF 1607’ OPENS AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT

November 2, 2007 THIRD CYCLE OF ‘THE WORLD OF 1607’ OPENS AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT  WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--The third cycle of the special exhibition “The World of 1607,” in place until mid-January at Jamestown Settlement, explores the parallel development of the cities of Edo (Tokyo) and Paris, scientific measurement, perspectives on people from distant lands, the transmission of

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PEOPLE, LEGACIES OF JAMESTOWN HIGHLIGHTED IN ELECTRONIC CLASSROOM

October 29, 2007         Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Partners With WHRO, People, Legacies of Jamestown Highlighted in Electronic Classroom WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--“Discovering Jamestown,” an online educational program developed by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in partnership with WHRO Public Broadcasting for Hampton Roads, is the la

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GODSPEED TAKES PART IN URBANNA, CHARLES CITY, NEW KENT EVENTS

October 17, 2007           GODSPEED TAKES PART IN URBANNA, CHARLES CITY, NEW KENT EVENTS WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed will sail to Urbanna and to Charles City and New Kent counties in November, culminating a major role in events commemorating the 400th anniversary of the founding of America’s first p

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT’S ‘2007 HERITAGE LECTURE SERIES’ CONCLUDES WITH W. RICHARD WEST JR. ON NOVEMBER 3

October 12, 2007                      JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT’S ‘2007 HERITAGE LECTURE SERIES’ CONCLUDES WITH W. RICHARD WEST JR. ON NOVEMBER 3 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – W. Richard West, Jr., founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, will speak at Jamestown Settlement on Saturday, November 3, at 7 p.m. as the finale in this year’s “2007 Heritage Lecture Series.” 

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‘VIRGINIA INDIAN HERITAGE DAY’ AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT TO FEATURE INTERTRIBAL DANCING, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, HANDS-ON CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

October 11, 2007  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Virginia Indian cultures and their important legacy in America will be honored during “Virginia Indian Heritage Day” at Jamestown Settlement on Saturday, November 3, with intertribal dancing and drumming, themed museum tours and hands-on children’s activities. In two panel discussions, Virginia Indian tribal leaders will sh

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Explore Foodways of Colonial Virginia at Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center

EXPLORE FOODWAYS OF COLONIAL VIRGINIA AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER All Headlines EXPLORE FOODWAYS OF COLONIAL VIRGINIA AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTERDiscover foodways of the 17th and 18th centuries during “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” November 22-24, a three-day Thanksgiving holiday event at Jamestown Settlement and Y

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British Museum Exhibition of John White Watercolors Coming to Jamestown Settlement in July 2008

September 14, 2007                          BRITISH MUSEUM EXHIBITION OF JOHN WHITE WATERCOLORS COMING TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT IN JULY 2008 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Jamestown Settlement will exhibit the 16th-century watercolor drawings of John White from the British Museum’s “A New World: England’s First View of America” July 15 through October 15, 2008.  Jamestown Settlement is

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Godspeed Sets Sail for Onancock, Mount Vernon, Quantico

GODSPEED SETS SAIL FOR ONANCOCK, MOUNT VERNON, QUANTICO All Headlines August 31, 2007         GODSPEED SETS SAIL FOR ONANCOCK, MOUNT VERNON, QUANTICO  WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed will undertake two voyages this fall to six Virginia locations – Onancock, Mount Vernon and Quantico in September, and Urbanna, Charles City County and New Kent County in Novembe

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‘2007 Heritage Lecture Series’ Continues with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jack Rakove

  August 27, 2007                           ‘2007 HERITAGE LECTURE SERIES’ CONTINUES WITH PULITIZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR JACK RAKOVE WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Pulitzer Prize-winning author and scholar Dr. Jack Rakove will speak at Jamestown Settlement on Saturday, September 8, at 7 p.m., as part of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s “2007 Heritage Lecture Series.” Rakove, the

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JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING EXPANDS IN 2006-07

August 21, 2007  JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING EXPANDS IN 2006-07  WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--Educational programs offered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums, grew substantially in reach and scope during the 2006-07 academic year. Structured educatio

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER CONTINUE POPULAR PROGRAMS FOR HOME-EDUCATED STUDENTS

August 17, 2007 JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER CONTINUE POPULAR PROGRAMS FOR HOME-EDUCATED STUDENTS WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Hands-on history programs for home-educated students will be offered on an advance-reservation basis September 24 and 25 at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, and the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revol

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2007 Heritage Lecture Series: Doris Kearns Goodwin

  July 13, 2007                       JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT’S 2007 HERITAGE LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES WITH DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN ON AUGUST 4  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Renowned historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak at Jamestown Settlement on Saturday, August 4, at 7 p.m. as part of the 2007 Heritage Lecture Series.  Jamestown Settlement is

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The 1619 Assembly: A Jamestown Legacy

 July 13, 2007             JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT EVENT MARKS 1619 FIRST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Themed tours, interpretive programs and military exercises at Jamestown Settlement on Saturday, August 4, will commemorate the 388th anniversary of the first legislative assembly in British America. Jamestown Settlement is a living-history museum of 17th-century Virginia. “The 16

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2007 Heritage Lecture Series: Doris Kearns Goodwin

              July 13, 2007                       JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT’S 2007 HERITAGE LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES WITH DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN ON AUGUST 4  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Renowned historian and Pulitze

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FERGUSON AND WOLSELEY PROVIDE MAJOR SUPPORT TO ‘CAMPAIGN FOR JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT’

June 25, 2007          FERGUSON AND WOLSELEY PROVIDE MAJOR SUPPORT TO ‘CAMPAIGN FOR JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT’  WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—Corporate partners Ferguson of Newport News, Stock Building Supply of Raleigh, N.C., and parent company Wolseley plc based in Reading, England, have contributed $412,000 to “The Camp

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‘The World of 1607,’ Four Exhibitions in One, Moves to Second Phase

‘THE WORLD OF 1607,' FOUR EXHIBITIONS IN ONE, MOVES TO SECOND PHASE All Headlines June 23, 2007 'THE WORLD OF 1607,' FOUR EXHIBITIONS IN ONE, MOVES TO SECOND PHASE WILLIAMSBURG, Va.-A gem-studded pin and brooch, scent bottle and cameo from the famed Cheapside Hoard and eastern North American Indian items transported to England in the 1600s are among more than 100 ar

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YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER’S “LIBERTY CELEBRATION”

June 7, 2007 YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER’S ‘LIBERTY CELEBRATION’ SALUTES AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE YORKTOWN, Va. – Salute America during a “Liberty Celebration,” Tuesday through Thursday, July 3-5, at the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution.   From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all three days, visitors can observe tactical and artillery drills, take part in a variety of mili

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WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST FOUNDATION ESTABLISHES EDUCATION ENDOWMENT

   June 6, 2007             WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST FOUNDATION ESTABLISHES EDUCATION ENDOWMENT  WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—The William Randolph Hearst Foundation of New York, N.Y., has provided a grant of $200,000 to endow educational programs at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that opera

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Godspeed to Participate in ‘Sail Virginia 2007’

  June 1, 2007                                                    GODSPEED TO PARTICIPATE IN ‘SAIL VIRGINIA 2007’  WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed, recently returned from a “Journey Up the James” voyage honoring America’s 400th Anniversary, will participate in Sail Virginia 2007, Norfolk’s signature event commemorating the 1607 founding of Americ

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NORTHROP GRUMMAN DONATES $300,000 TO JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION OUTREACH PROGRAMS

May 30, 2007 NORTHROP GRUMMAN DONATES $300,000 TO JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION OUTREACH PROGRAMS  WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--Northrop Grumman has donated $300,000 to “The Campaign for Jamestown Settlement, 1607-2007” in support of outreach education programs presented in classrooms throughout Virginia by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a state agency that operates James

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2007 Heritage Lecture: African and African American Lives in Virginia

= May 21, 2007 JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT LECTURE EXPLORES AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES IN VIRGINIA  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Dr. Joseph C. Miller, University of Virginia history professor and African Studies Association president, will present “Journeys Through Time:  African and African American Lives in Virginia,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of

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“African Imprint Day”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2007  "AFRICAN IMPRINT DAY" AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT EXPLORES AFRICAN ORIGINS IN VIRGINIA       WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – African storytelling, music, dancing, children’s activities and historical museum exhibits highlight “African Imprint Day” on Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia. Special museum tours and inte

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Royal Armouries Director to Present Lecture on Japanese Shogun

May 17, 2007  Royal Armouries Director to Present Lecture on Japanese Shogun Peter Armstrong, museum director of the Royal Armouries in Leeds, United Kingdom, will present “The Life and Legacy of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu,” a lecture about the first true shogun of Japan, at Jamestown Settlement at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 20. Born 450 years ago, Lord Tokugawa is best known ou

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2007 Heritage Lecture Series

2007 HERITAGE LECTURE SERIES  at Jamestown Settlement Sunday, May 20 The Life and Legacy of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu Mr. Peter Armstrong, Museum Director of the Royal Armouries, will explore the life of the first true shogun of Japan. 2 p.m., Jamestown Settlement, Classrooms A & B   Saturday, June 2 Journeys Through Time: African and African American Lives in  Virginia Dr

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McMURRAN, ROY R. CHARLES TRUST GIFTS SUPPORT

     April 23, 2007          McMURRAN, ROY R. CHARLES TRUST GIFTS SUPPORT JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS  WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--Mr. and Mrs. Lewis A. McMurran III of Newport News have created the Lewis A. McMurran, Jr. Summer Teachers’ Institute with an endowment commitment of $500,000 to

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“THE WORLD OF 1607”

April 13, 2007  JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT PRESENTS ‘THE WORLD OF 1607’              WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 12, 2007--As the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, is commemorated in 2007, a special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement places America’s first permanent English colony in a global context,

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT ENHANCES DAILY PROGRAMMING

March 29, 2007 JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT ENHANCES DAILY PROGRAMMING TO MARK ‘AMERICA’S 400TH ANNIVERSARY WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, will offer an array of daily special programming April through July to mark the 400th anniversary of the 1607 founding of America’s

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Give the Gift of History this Holiday Season Limited Edition U.S. Mint’s Commemorative Coins Capture America’s 400th Anniversary

Give the Gift of History this Holiday Season Limited Edition U.S. Mint's Commemorative Coins Capture America's 400th Anniversary   Historic Commemorative Coins Are Only Available from U.S. Mint Until December 31, 2007 WILLIAMSBURG, Va.— Get a jumpstart on your 2007 holiday shopping and give that hard-to-buy-for loved one a unique reminder of this landmark American year. The United States Mint’s Ja

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2006 IS A BANNER YEAR AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--In the year leading to "America’s 400th Anniversary," Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, two living-history museums operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, drew increasing numbers of visitors. 2006 total paid visitation of 705,290 was 17.7 percent more than in 2005. Admission sales increased by 19.3 percent, to $5,078,843

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$396,000 Federal Grant Awarded for Marketing

$396,000 FEDERAL GRANT AWARDED FOR MARKETING All Headlines WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – A federal National Scenic Byways Program grant of $396,000 has been awarded through the Virginia Department of Transportation for “Marketing the Colonial Parkway and America’s Historic Triangle.” The grant application was prepared by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, which operates Jamestown

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New Discovery Joins Jamestown Settlement Fleet

February 13, 2007  NEW DISCOVERY JOINS JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT FLEET  WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--Following a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 17, Jamestown Settlement’s new Discovery will open for the first time to museum visitors. The Discovery is a re-creation of the smallest of three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607 a

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New Jamestown Galleries, Film Provide 21st-Century Look at 17th-Century Virginia

September 10, 2006  NEW JAMESTOWN GALLERIES, FILM PROVIDE 21st-CENTURY LOOK AT 17th-CENTURY VIRGINIA WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—Presenting new historical knowledge, innovative design and a distinctive collection, exhibition galleries that opened at Jamestown Settlement October 16, 2006, chronicle the nation’s 17th-century beginnings in Virginia in the context of its Powhatan Indian, En

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Jamestown’s 400th Anniversary Shapes 2007 Special Programs at Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center

JAMESTOWN’S 400TH ANNIVERSARY SHAPES 2007 SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The 400th-anniversary year of the founding of Jamestown, America’s first permanent English colony, will be the centerpiece of special programs at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center in 2007. Through gallery exhibits and living history in re-created setti

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Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center Salute ‘America’s 400th Anniversary’ with New Exhibits, Special Programs

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER SALUTE ‘AMERICA’S 400TH ANNIVERSARY’ WITH NEW EXHIBITS, SPECIAL PROGRAMS WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Joining with the nation to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the 1607 founding in Virginia of America’s first permanent English colony, Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center present engaging new exhibits, revitalized interpretive areas and an

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VIRGINIA RESIDENTS OFFERED DISCOUNT ADMISSION TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER ON SELECTED WEEKENDS IN 2007 AND 2008

January 22, 2007 VIRGINIA RESIDENTS OFFERED DISCOUNT ADMISSION TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER ON SELECTED WEEKENDS IN 2007 AND 2008 WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—Virginia residents are invited to join in commemorating “America’s 400th Anniversary” with a 50 percent discount off general admission to Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center o

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