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Linda Baker, Sterling Nichols Elected to Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc. Board

December 15, 2009 WILLIAMSBURG, Va.– Linda T. Baker and Sterling M. Nichols, both of Williamsburg, were elected to the board of directors of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., for four-year terms through 2013.  The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit entity that coordinates fundraising to benefit programs of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Vir

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STEPHEN R. ADKINS ELECTED TO BOARD OF JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Nov. 23, 2009 – Stephen R. Adkins of Charles City was elected Nov. 12 to a one-year term on the board of trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums. Mr. Adkins is chief deputy director of the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management and is principal

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Experience Holidays of Centuries Past at Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center

EXPERIENCE HOLIDAYS OF CENTURIES PAST AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 10, 2009 – Experience holidays of centuries past this season at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, state-operated living-history museums that tell the story of our nation’s beginnings, during two special events, “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Vi

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Internet Transmission Brings Eagle River, Alaska, Students to Springfield, Va, for ‘Cultures at Jamestown’ Program

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Nov. 10, 2009 – Fourth-grade students at Hunt Valley Elementary School in Springfield, Va., and Homestead Elementary School in Eagle River, Alaska, will participate together in a “Cultures at Jamestown” educational program presented by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation at Hunt Valley on Friday, November 13. The program will be transmitted live from Virginia

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Clifford B. Fleet III Elected to Board of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Oct. 26, 2009 – Clifford B. Fleet III of Richmond has been elected to serve on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors through 2013.  The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit entity that coordinates fundraising to benefit programs of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that administers Jamestown

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‘VIRGINIA COMPANY COLONIES’ EXHIBITION COINCIDES WITH BERMUDA’S 400TH ANNIVERSARY

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – “Jamestown and Bermuda: Virginia Company Colonies,” a special exhibition March 1 through October 15, 2009, at Jamestown Settlement, a state-operated museum of 17th-century Virginia, will examine the shared history and links between England’s first two permanent colonies in the New World. A companion lecture series will feature guest speakers at 7 p.m. on April 25, June 13, J

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Rare 1776 Declaration of Independence Broadside Acquired for Exhibit at Yorktown Victory Center, American Revolution Museum

Broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence, co-published in Boston on or about July 18, 1776, by John Gill and Edward E. Powars and Nathaniel Willis. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collection. WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Sept. 15, 2009 – A rare broadside printing of America’s Declaration of Independence dating to July 1776 has been acquired with funds provided by a pri

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

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., September 9, 2009 – A special ticket for homeschool families will be available September 12-27 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. At $10

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17th-Century Amusements Highlight ‘Children’s Day’ at Jamestown Settlement

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, will offer a festive array of 17th-century-style amusements – storytelling, music, dancing, juggling, games and puppetry – during “Children’s Day” on Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the day, visitors can take part in children’s games and activities of the perio

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Constance Kincheloe Joins Board of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., August 19, 2009 – Constance R. Kincheloe of Culpeper has been appointed to a four-year term, through June 2013, on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees by Governor Timothy M. Kaine.  She succeeds Laura R. Wright of Richmond.  Stuart W. Connock of Richmond and Shirley “Little Dove” Custalow-McGowan of West Point were reappointed to the board fo

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

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 24, 2009 – “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, histor

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT LECTURE SERIES CONCLUDES AUGUST 8 WITH OVERVIEW OF BERMUDA ART

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 23, 2009 – Tom Butterfield, founding and creative director of the Masterworks Foundation and Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, will speak on “Somewhere Beyond the Sea: Art, Artists, and Bermuda” at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 8, at Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater.  The presentation is the last in a series of four public lectures

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24 VIRGINIA EDUCATORS PARTICIPATING IN JULY 12-17 JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION TEACHER INSTITUTE

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 9, 2009 – Twenty four elementary and middle school instructors from across Virginia will participate in the 2009 Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Summer Teacher Institute July 12-17.  The Foundation is a Virginia state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums. The weeklong program correlates with the Virginia S

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Third ‘Jamestown and Bermuda’ Lecture is July 11 at Jamestown Settlement

THIRD ‘JAMESTOWN AND BERMUDA’ LECTURE IS JULY 11 AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT All Headlines WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 22, 2009 – University of Rochester Associate Professor of History Michael Jarvis will speak on “Sister Colonies: Virginia, Bermuda, and the Beginnings of English America,” at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 11, at Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater.  The

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JAMESTOWN 2007 STEERING COMMITTEE PUBLISHES OFFICIAL REPORT OF ‘AMERICA’S 400TH ANNIVERSARY’

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 19, 2009 – The Jamestown 2007 Steering Committee, which coordinated the Commonwealth of Virginia’s observance of the 400th anniversary of the founding of America’s first permanent English colony in Virginia in 1607, has published its official report of the commemoration.  The 144-page illustrated “America’s 400th Anniversary: Jamestown 2007 Steering Committee R

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JAMES CITY COUNTY GRANT SUPPORTS JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT EXHIBITION NEXT YEAR SHOWCASING POWHATAN CAPITAL CITY

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 16, 2009 -- James City County will provide $150,000 during the fiscal year beginning July 1 in support of the special exhibition “Werowocomoco: Seat of Power,” scheduled to open May 15, 2010, at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia. Werowocomoco was the principal residence of Powhatan, the paramount chief of 30-some Indian tribes in Vi

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Tools, Technology and Trade Focus of June Programming

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 21, 2009 – Tools and technology of the 17th and 18th centuries will be the focus of interpretive programs at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center throughout the month of June, with the theme “Tools of the Trade.”  Together, the two living-history museums tell the story of the country’s beginnings, from the 1607 arrival in Virginia of Ameri

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‘Shipwreck that Saved Jamestown’ Author to Speak at Jamestown Settlement June 13

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 20, 2009 – University of Tennessee Professor of History Lorri Glover, co-author of “The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America,” will speak at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 13, at Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater.  The presentation is the second in a series of four public lectures related to the m

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NEW BUILDING AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT FORT MODELED AFTER JAMESTOWN REDISCOVERY FIND

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 12, 2009 – A new building is taking shape at Jamestown Settlement’s re-created 1610-14 fort, based on one of two large “row houses” uncovered by Preservation Virginia’s Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological project at Historic Jamestowne in 2004-05. Jamestown Settlement, a living-history museum operated by the state’s Jamestown-York

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402ND ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICA’S FIRST PERMANENT ENGLISH COLONY OBSERVED MAY 16 AT HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE & JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 24, 2009 – From a morning ship departure and discovery program with a NASA astronaut at Jamestown Settlement to an afternoon commemorative ceremony at Historic Jamestowne involving descendants of 17th-century Virginia Indians and English colonists, events on Saturday, May 16, will mark the 402nd anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, America’s first perman

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New Building at Jamestown Settlement Fort Modeled After Archaeological Find

NEW BUILDING AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT FORT MODELED AFTER ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIND A new building is taking shape at Jamestown Settlement’s re-created 1610-14 fort, based on one of two large “row houses” uncovered by Preservation Virginia’s Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological project at Historic Jamestowne in 2004-05. The row house is the second Jamestown Rediscovery building to be re-created at James

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‘Virginia Company Colonies’ Exhibition Coincides with Bermuda’s 400th Anniversary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – “Jamestown and Bermuda: Virginia Company Colonies,” a special exhibition March 1 through October 15, 2009, at Jamestown Settlement, a state-operated museum of 17th-century Virginia, will examine the shared history and links between England’s first two permanent colonies in the New World. A companion lecture series will feature guest speakers at 7 p.m. on Ap

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18TH-CENTURY PORTRAIT OF KING GEORGE III ACQUIRED FOR FUTURE EXHIBIT AT YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 31, 2009 – “King George III in Coronation Robes,” an 18th-century portrait of the British monarch who was a key figure during the American Revolution, has been acquired with private funds for future exhibit at the Yorktown Victory Center, a state-operated history museum. Measuring more than 8 feet by 5 feet, the portrait is from the studio of Al

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‘THE LION AND THE MOUSE’ DOCUMENTARY FILM TOPIC OF FIRST ‘JAMESTOWN AND BERMUDA’ LECTURE

March 30, 2009                     WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Bermudian and American filmmaker Lucinda Spurling will discuss the making of her new documentary “The Lion and the Mouse … the Story of America and Bermuda,” at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 25, at Jamestown Settlement’s

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Jamestown and Bermuda: Virginia Company Colonies Special Exhibition images

Jamestown and Bermuda: Virginia Company Colonies Special Exhibition images March 1-October 15, 2009 Jamestown Settlement To download full-size images, left-click on image to expand; then right-click to save expanded, high-resolution image.   Map of Bermuda, Willem Blaeu, 1633, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collection   King James VI of Scotland, later King James I of England,

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‘VIRGINIA COMPANY COLONIES’ EXHIBITION COINCIDES WITH BERMUDA’S 400TH ANNIVERSARY

February 10, 2009  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – “Jamestown and Bermuda: Virginia Company Colonies,” a special exhibition opening March 1 at Jamestown Settlement, a state-operated museum of 17th-century Virginia, will examine the shared history and links between England’s first two permanent colonies in the New World. The exhibition will continue through October 15, and a companion lecture s

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FOUR LECTURES LINKED TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT’S ‘JAMESTOWN AND BERMUDA’ EXHIBITION

February 10, 2009  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – A series of public lectures on Saturday evenings, April 25, June 13, July 11 and August 8 in Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater will explore themes related to the museum’s “Jamestown and Bermuda: Virginia Company Colonies” special exhibition opening March 1.  The exhibition, which continues through

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Soldiers Throughout History Fall in Line for Jamestown Settlement’s ‘Military Through the Ages’

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Soldiers throughout history will descend upon the grounds of Jamestown Settlement history museum for its time-honored Military Through the Ages event on March 21 and 22. In the course of one weekend – from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday – visitors will experience the past and present in a unique chronological display of military history as more tha

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Six Rare Artifacts Acquired for Exhibit at Yorktown Victory Center

SIX RARE ARTIFACTS ACQUIRED FOR EXHIBIT AT YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER All Headlines   "Lord Rodney's flagship 'Formidable' breaking through the French line at the battle of the Saintes, 12th April 1782." Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Collection. WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 27, 2009 – Two documents relating to early government of the United States, a Brown Bess mu

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Grants Support Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Education Initiatives, Public Programs, Acquisitions

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 23, 2009 – Major gifts and grants totaling more than $400,000 in the last quarter of 2008 support Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation education initiatives, public programs, and acquisition of artifacts for exhibit.  The Foundation is a Virginia state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums and statewide outrea

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GRANTS SUPPORT JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION EDUCATION INITIATIVES, PUBLIC PROGRAMS, ACQUISITIONS

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 23, 2009 – Major gifts and grants totaling more than $400,000 in the last quarter of 2008 support Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation education initiatives, public programs, and acquisition of artifacts for exhibit.  The Foundation is a Virginia state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums and statewide outreach educa

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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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America’s Historic Triangle Vacation Package

FIVE HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS + ONE TICKET = AN ALL-AMERICAN VACATION IN AMERICA’S HISTORIC TRIANGLE WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Experience four seasons of fun in America’s Historic Triangle, where a year-round vacation package allows visitors to take part in engaging living-history programs and special events and exhibitions that bring fresh perspectives to stories of the nation’s beginnings – the 1607 fou

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Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center Total Paid Attendance Approaches 700,000 in 2008

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 13, 2009 – Total paid visitation at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, living-history museums operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, totaled 692,086 in 2008.  Paid attendance was 510,407 at Jamestown Settlement and 181,679 at the Yorktown Victory Center. While Jamestown Settlement attendance in 2008 was 33.5 percent b

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER TOTAL PAID ATTENDANCE APPROACHES 700,000 IN 2008

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 13, 2009 – Total paid visitation at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, living-history museums operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, totaled 692,086 in 2008.  Paid attendance was 510,407 at Jamestown Settlement and 181,679 at the Yorktown Victory Center. While Jamestown Settlement attendance in 2008 was 33.5 percent

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FROM AFRICA TO VIRGINIA IS FEBRUARY THEME OF JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT EXHIBITS, TOURS, LECTURE SERIES

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 Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. The theme “From Africa to Virginia” is reflected in gallery exhibits, a printed family gallery guide and during da

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2009 Special Programs at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center

2009 SPECIAL PROGRAMS Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center February 1-28: “From Africa to Virginia” Theme Month – Gallery exhibits and a special gallery brochure highlight the culture of the first known Africans in Virginia, from the kingdom of Ndongo in Angola, and the experience of Africans in 17th-century Virginia. Tours of the museum’s outdoor living-history areas will compare  f

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2009 Special Programs at Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center

2009 SPECIAL PROGRAMSJamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center February 1-28: “From Africa to Virginia” Theme Month – Gallery exhibits and a special gallery brochure highlight the culture of the first known Africans in Virginia, from the kingdom of Ndongo in Angola, and the experience of Africans in 17th-century Virginia. Tours of the museum’s outdoor living-history areas will compare bo

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