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Sue Gerdelman Elected President of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Inc.

December 30, 2008   WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Sue H. Gerdelman of Williamsburg will serve as president of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors in 2009, succeeding A. Marshall Acuff, Jr., of Midlothian.  A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Mrs. Gerdelman also is a member of the College of William and Mary Foundation Board of Trustees.  She wo

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Sue Gerdelman Elected President of Jametown-Yorktown Foundation Inc.

SUE GERDELMAN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION INC All Headlines December 30, 2008   WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Sue H. Gerdelman of Williamsburg will serve as president of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors in 2009, succeeding A. Marshall Acuff, Jr., of Midlothian.  A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Mrs. Gerdelman also is

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER RECALL HOLIDAYS OF CENTURIES PAST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums will offer a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday seasons during “A Colonial Christmas,” December 20, 2008, through January 4, 2009. The two museums, administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, tell the story of our nation’s beginnings through

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Exhibit Designer, Senior Curator Selected for Yorktown Victory Center Replacement Project

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Dec. 9, 2008 – A nationally prominent design services firm and a senior curator have been selected to support planning for replacement of the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution operated by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that also administers Jamestown Settlement history museum. Gallagher & Associates

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EXHIBIT DESIGNER, SENIOR CURATOR SELECTED FOR YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER REPLACEMENT PROJECT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Dec. 9, 2008 – A nationally prominent design services firm and a senior curator have been selected to support planning for replacement of the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution operated by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that also administers Jamestown Settlement history museum. Gallagher & Associates of Beth

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Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center Recall Holidays of Centuries Past

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums will offer a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday seasons during “A Colonial Christmas,” December 20, 2008, through January 4, 2009. The two museums, administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, tell the story of our nation’s beginnings through gallery exh

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‘FOODS & FEASTS’ EXPLORES CENTURIES-OLD COOKING METHODS AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Long before microwaves, electric stoves and refrigerators, food was prepared in clay pots and iron kettles over hot coals and preserved by smoking, salt curing and pickling.   This Thanksgiving holiday, explore foodways of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia during “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” a three-day event November 27-29, 2008, a

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H. Benson Dendy III Elected Chairman of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Nov. 14, 2008 – H. Benson Dendy III of Richmond was elected chairman of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation for a two-year term at the semi-annual board of trustees meeting today.  He succeeds Virginia Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr., of James City County and former Virginia Delegate Vincent F. Callahan, Jr., of McLean, who served as co-chairmen under a special a

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AMERICA’S DECISIVE REVOLUTIONARY WAR VICTORY CELEBRATED OCTOBER 18-19

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17TH-CENTURY AMUSEMENTS HIGHLIGHT ‘CHILDREN’S DAY’ ON SEPTEMBER 27

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Jamestown Settlement will offer a festive array of 17th-century-style amusements – storytelling, magic, juggling, games and puppetry – during Children’s Day on Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A museum of 17th-century Virginia, Jamestown Settlement tells the story of America’s first permanent English settlement through film, expansive exhibition galleries and an enga

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‘Guns, Germs, and Steel’ Author to Speak at Jamestown Settlement

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Sept. 15, 2008 – Jared Diamond, author of “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies,” will speak at Jamestown Settlement at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 11, on the subject of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Diamond asserts that the main international issues of our time are legacies of processes that began during the early modern period in which ci

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‘GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL’ AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Sept. 15, 2008 – Jared Diamond, author of “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies,” will speak at Jamestown Settlement at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 11, on the subject of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Diamond asserts that the main international issues of our time are legacies of processes that began during the early modern period in which

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TAKE IN SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF HOLIDAY SEASON IN AMERICA’S HISTORIC TRIANGLE

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Experience the holidays in America’s Historic Triangle, where a year-round vacation package allows visitors to take in the sights and sounds of the season with engaging living-history programs and special events that bring fresh perspectives to stories of the nation’s beginnings – the 1607 founding at Jamestown of the first permanent English colony, Revolutionary times in Wil

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Architect Selected to Design New Yorktown Victory Center

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., September 12, 2008--The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums, has selected Westlake Reed Leskosky, an architectural and engineering firm nationally known for its work in cultural arts facilities, to design a new Yorktown Victory Center.  The project will be manag

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ARCHITECT SELECTED TO DESIGN NEW YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., September 12, 2008--The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums, has selected Westlake Reed Leskosky, an architectural and engineering firm nationally known for its work in cultural arts facilities, to design a new Yorktown Victory Center.  The project will be managed from the co

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Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center Offer Fall Special Admission For Homeschool Families

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER OFFER FALL SPECIAL ADMISSION FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES All Headlines August 28, 2008  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – A special ticket for homeschool families will be availableSeptember 8-19, 2008 for admission to Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, and the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the Ameri

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‘Pastimes of Colonial Virginia’ Highlight August Programs at Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center

July 21, 2008 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – “Pastimes of Colonial Virginia” – games, storytelling and other diversions of the 17th and 18th centuries – will be the focus of interpretive programs at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center living-history museums throughout the month of August. At Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, histo

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17th-Century Ship Replica Godspeed to Visit Alexandria in Late September

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—The Godspeed, a re-creation of one of the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, will host public tours and school field trips in Alexandria Sept. 25 through 28.  The ship, from Jamestown Settlement history museum, last visited Alexandria in mid-2006 as part of a six-city East Coast tour launching “America’s 40

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‘Virginia Indian Heritage Day’ at Jamestown Settlement Saturday, July 26 to Feature Intertribal Dance, Presentations, Special Exhibition, Hands-On Children’s Activities

July 7, 2008 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Virginia Indian cultures and their important legacy in America will be honored during “Virginia Indian Heritage Day” at Jamestown Settlement on Saturday, July 26, with intertribal dance, cultural presentations, themed museum tours and hands-on children’s activities. Jamestown Settlement is a living-history museum of 17th-century Virginia. In p

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Jamestown 2007 Stamp & Cachet Project, Ukrop Foundation Fund Summer Teacher Institute

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the Virginia state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums, will host 24 elementary and secondary school instructors from across Virginia at a July 13-18 teacher institute, with support from the Jamestown 2007 Stamp & Cachet Project Committee and The Ukrop Foundation. The

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Evening Lectures Accompany Exhibition of 16th-Century John White Watercolors

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 26, 2008—Three public Saturday evening lectures are linked to “A New World: England’s First View of America,” the British Museum exhibition of  16th-century watercolor drawings by John White opening at Jamestown Settlement July 15.  White’s watercolors, the earliest visual record by an Englishman of the flora, fauna and people of the New World, are on

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British Museum Exhibition of John White Watercolors at Jamestown Settlement Through October 15

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 26, 2008 – “A New World: England’s First View of America,” a British Museum exhibition of the 16th-century watercolor drawings of John White, opens July 15 and will continue through Oct. 15 at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. A companion lecture series will feature guest spea

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BRITISH MUSEUM EXHIBITION OF JOHN WHITE WATERCOLORS AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT THROUGH OCTOBER 15

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 26, 2008 – “A New World: England’s First View of America,” a British Museum exhibition of the 16th-century watercolor drawings of John White, opens July 15 and will continue through Oct. 15 at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. A companion lecture series will featu

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EVENING LECTURES ACCOMPANY EXHIBITION OF 16TH-CENTURY JOHN WHITE WATERCOLORS

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 26, 2008—Three public Saturday evening lectures are linked to “A New World: England’s First View of America,” the British Museum exhibition of  16th-century watercolor drawings by John White opening at Jamestown Settlement July 15.  White’s watercolors, the earliest visual record by an Englishman of the flora, fauna and people

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YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER’S ‘LIBERTY CELEBRATION’ SALUTES AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

June 9, 2008  YORKTOWN, Va. – The Yorktown Victory Center will join in saluting the 232nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with a “Liberty Celebration,” Friday through Sunday, July 4-6. 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 military exercises, and learn about the sacrifices of our nation’s f

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June Programs Explore Virginia Agriculture at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Agricultural practices of the Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia, from implements used to types of crops grown, will be explored at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums during a “Seed to Stalk” theme month in June. At Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history an

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JUNE PROGRAMS EXPLORE VIRGINIA AGRICULTURE AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT & YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Agricultural practices of the Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia, from implements used to types of crops grown, will be explored at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums during a “Seed to Stalk” theme month in June. At Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history

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Godspeed to Set Sail for Norfolk and Cape Charles

May 29, 2008  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed, a replica of one of the three ships that transported America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, will participate in the 32nd annual Norfolk Harborfest maritime festival June 6-8 and afterward sail to Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore. The Godspeed will be docked at Waterside Marina durin

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GODSPEED TO SET SAIL FOR NORFOLK AND CAPE CHARLES

May 29, 2008  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed, a replica of one of the three ships that transported America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, will participate in the 32nd annual Norfolk Harborfest maritime festival June 6-8 and afterward sail to Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore. The Godspeed will be docked at Waterside M

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‘The Campaign for Jamestown Settlement’ Surpasses $24.2 Million Goal

May 16, 2008  WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 15, 2008 – “The Campaign for Jamestown Settlement, 1607-2007,” which culminates on June 30, has surpassed its $24.2 million goal with $24.5 million in gifts and grants to date. The campaign is the largest fundraising effort in the history of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and

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African American Heritage Day, Saturday June 7

May 16, 2008  AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE IS THEME OF JUNE 7 EVENT AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Jamestown Settlement will host musical performances, poetry, storytelling, and specially themed museum tours and interpretive programs on African American Heritage Day, Saturday, June 7.  Jamestown Settlement is a museum of 17th-century Virginia operated by the

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NEW JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS HONORS HUNTER B. ANDREWS

May 16, 2008  WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 16, 2008 – A gift of $150,000 from Cynthia Collings Andrews of Hampton will establish an endowment for educational programming at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in honor of her late husband Hunter B. Andrews, who served 32 years in the Senate of Virginia and 29 years on the Foundation Board of Trustees, four as chairman.  He was chair

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‘THE CAMPAIGN FOR JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT’ SURPASSES $24.2 MILLION GOAL

May 16, 2008  WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 15, 2008 – “The Campaign for Jamestown Settlement, 1607-2007,” which culminates on June 30, has surpassed its $24.2 million goal with $24.5 million in gifts and grants to date. The campaign is the largest fundraising effort in the history of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that operates Jamestown Sett

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SUMMER ‘FAMILY DAYS’ AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT MIX HISTORY LESSON WITH TAKE-HOME CRAFT

May 14, 2008                                                         WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Jamestown Settlement w

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JAMESTOWN LANDING DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 10

401ST ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICA’S FIRST PERMANENT ENGLISH COLONY OBSERVED MAY 10 AT HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE & JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT  WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 18, 2008 – From a morning ships arrival and discovery program with a NASA astronaut at Jamestown Settlement to an afternoon commemorative ceremony at Historic Jamestowne involving descendants of 17th-century Vi

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‘Military Through the Ages’ at Jamestown Settlement Offers Unique Glimpse of Military History on March 15-16

February 21, 2008 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – More than 300 re-enactors depicting soldiers from the eleventh century through modern times converge at Jamestown Settlement for the 25th annual “Military Through the Ages,” Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the course of one weekend, visitors will experience the past and present in a unique chronological display

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER OFFER SPECIAL ADMISSION FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES

February 7, 2008  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – A special ticket for homeschool families will be available February 21 through March 4 for admission to Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, and the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution. The two museums are administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia

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2007 is a Banner Year at Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center

2007 IS A BANNER YEAR AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER All Headlines 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 per

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CURATOR TOURS EXAMINE ARTIFACTS, HISTORY, RE-CREATED SETTINGS IN JAMETOWN SETTLEMENT GALLERIES

February 1, 2008         WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Curator-led tours on Saturdays, Feb. 16, March 15 and Aug. 2 will provide a comprehensive look at the history, artifacts and re-created structures in Jamestown Settlement’s expansive year-old exhibition galleries. The 75-minute tours, offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., explore the Powhatan

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER ATTENDANCE IN 2007 SURPASSES ONE MILLION

January 11, 2008 WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—Visitation at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center passed the million mark in 2007, the 400th-anniversary year of the founding of America’s first permanent English colony. Paid attendance at the two living-history museums operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation totaled 1,020,783, a 44.7 percent increase over

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From Africa to Virginia is February Theme of Jamestown Settlement Exhibits, Tours, Lecture Series

FROM AFRICA TO VIRGINIA IS FEBRUARY THEME OF JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT EXHIBITS, TOURS, LECTURE SERIES All Headlines WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The history of Africans in 17th-century Virginia will be a focus of gallery exhibits, interpretive programs and a special lecture series during the month of February at Jamestown Settlement, a history museum operated by the state’s Jame

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Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center Offer Compelling Experience Daily Throughout 2009

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTEROFFER COMPELLING EXPERIENCE DAILY THROUGHOUT 2009 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – No matter when a visit is planned to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center in 2009, the two living-history museums offer a compelling experience, combining gallery exhibits with historical interpretation in outdoor re-created settings to tell the story of America’s beginni

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