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Bartlet, Camp, Downey, Fitzpatrick Elected to Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., Board

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Dec. 28, 2010 – Gilbert A. Bartlett of Williamsburg, John M. Camp III of Alexandria, William B. Downey of Williamsburg and Pamela W. Fitzpatrick of Williamsburg will join the board of directors of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., on Jan. 1, 2011.  Bartlett, Camp and Downey were elected to four-year terms and Fitzpatrick to a three-year term. The James

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Historical Holiday Fun Awaits Visitors at Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center

HISTORICAL HOLIDAY FUN AWAITS VISITORS AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER All Headlines     WILLIAMSBURG, Va., December 2010— History makes the holidays fun at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center during “A Colonial Christmas,” December 1-January 3, 2011. The two living-history museums tell the story of our nation’s beginnin

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CURATOR APPOINTED TO SUPPORT PLANNING FOR NEW YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER EXHIBITS

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Nov. 9, 2010 - David B. Voelkel of Richmond has joined the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation as a curator, with primary responsibility for media elements of planned new exhibition galleries at the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution.  The galleries, to be located in a new building intended to replace existing facilities, will engage visitors in the en

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Archaeologist John Broadwater to give an illustrated talk at Yorktown Victory Center about the August 2010 mapping of the recently-discovered Yorktown shipwreck

Department of Historic Resources (www.dhr.virginia.gov) For Immediate Release October 7, 2010 Contact: Randy Jones Department of Historic Resources VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HISTORIC RESOURCES TO SPONSOR PRESENTATION ON YORKTOWN SHIPWRECKS ARCHAEOLOGY —Archaeologist John Broadwater to give an illustrated talk at Yorktown Victory Center about the August 2010 mapping of the recently-dis

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YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER & YORKTOWN BATTLEFIELD MARK 229TH ANNIVERSARY OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR VICTORY OCT. 16-17

2010 Yorktown Victory Weekend at Yorktown Battlefield-Yorktown Victory Center

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GODSPEED SETS SAIL THIS FALL FOR LANCASTER, URBANNA

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., September 29, 2010 – The Godspeed is embarking on two voyages this fall, to Lancaster County in October and Urbanna in November, from its home port of Jamestown Settlement, a state-operated museum of 17th-century Virginia. The ship, a re-creation of one of the three vessels that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to America in 1607, will be d

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‘Werowocomoco: Seat of Power’ Extended Through June 2011 at Jamestown Settlement

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., September 17, 2010 — “Werowocomoco: Seat of Power,” a special exhibition that opened at Jamestown Settlement on May 15 for a six-month run, has been extended to June 30,   Statue of Powhatan in "Werowocomoco: Seat of Power" special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement.Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation photo. 2011.  Artifacts spanning 10,000 years fro

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

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 debuted in October, 2006, at Jamestown Settlement chronicle the nation’s 17th-century beginnings in Virginia in the context of its Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures. Exhibits set

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Yorktown Victory Celebration: The 229th Anniversary of America’s Decisive Revolutionary War Victory

 YORKTOWN VICTORY CELEBRATION October 16-17, 2010 The 229th Anniversary of America's Decisive Revolutionary War Victory YORKTOWN, Va. — The Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, will feature military demonstrations, including musket and artillery drills, and hands-on interpretive programs at re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm during its annual “Yor

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Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center Offer Special Admission for Homeschool Families on September 11-26, 2010

SPECIAL ADMISSION FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES ON SEPTEMBER 11-26, 2010 All Headlines JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER OFFER SPECIAL ADMISSION FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES Hands-on Programs, Family Tours Offered WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – A special ticket for homeschool families will be available September 11-26 for admission to Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia

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$100,000 JAMES CITY COUNTY GRANT SUPPORTS JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT PROGRAMS, WEB ENHANCEMENTS

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., August 19, 2010 – A $100,000 grant from James City County will support interpretive programming and special events at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, and enhancements to the “historyisfun.org” website operated by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the Virginia state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory

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JULIANN CLEMENTE, PAUL KOONCE, FRED THOMPSON, JR APPOINTED TO JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION BOARD

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., August 12, 2010 – Juliann Jordan Clemente of McLean, Paul D. Koonce of Richmond and Fred D. Thompson, Jr., of Ashburn were appointed by Governor Robert F. McDonnell to four-year terms, through June 2014, on the board of trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory history museums and conducts outrea

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Special Admission for Homeschool Families on September 11-26, 2010

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER OFFER SPECIAL ADMISSION FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES WILLIAMSBURG, Va., August 23, 2010 – A special ticket for homeschool families will be available September 11-26 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 administer

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Fun and Games in August at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center with ‘Pastimes of Colonial Virginia’

FUN AND GAMES IN AUGUST AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT & YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER WITH 'PASTIMES OF COLONIAL VIRGINIA' All Headlines WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 22, 2010 – Ever spin a whirligig on a string or hear the sound of a rommel pot play?  “Pastimes of Colonial Virginia” – games, storytelling and other amusements of the 17th and 18th centuries – will be the focus of

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‘Werowocomoco: Seat of Power’ Continues Through June 2011 at Jamestown Settlement

'WEROWOCOMOCO: SEAT OF POWER' CONTINUES THROUGH JUNE 2011 AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — “Werowocomoco: Seat of Power,” a special exhibition that opened at Jamestown Settlement on May 1, 2010, continues through June 30, 2011. In conjunction with the exhibition, two Virginia Indian heritage lectures by leading scholars will be presented during its final month, on the eveni

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Military Drills, Exhibits, Hands-On Family Fun Salute American Independence at Yorktown Victory Center’s ‘Liberty Celebration’

YORKTOWN, Va., June 16, 2010 – The Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, will join in saluting the 234th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence during “Liberty Celebration,” Saturday and Sunday, July 3-4. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days, visitors can observe tactical and artillery drills, take part in a variety of military exercises, discove

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Author of New Book on Thomas Jefferson in 1781 Will Speak June 26 at Yorktown Victory Center

  Michael Kranish YORKTOWN, Va., June 3, 2010 – Michael Kranish, author of the recently published “Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War,” will speak on the subject of his new book at the Yorktown Victory Center at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 26.  A book signing will follow the free public lecture.Kranish is a Washington correspondent for The Boston Globe.  He has

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT’S GODSPEED TO UNDERTAKE FOUR OUTREACH VOYAGES IN 2010

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 27, 2010 – Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed, a re-creation of one of the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, will sail to four Virginia ports this year to participate in maritime events and outreach education programming.  Jamestown Settlement is a museum of 17th-century Virginia operated by the st

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Governor’s Land Foundation Deeds Archaeological Collection Representing Millennia of Virginia History to Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Pictured next to the Jamestown Settlement exhibit of artifacts from the early 17th-century Paspahegh town discovered at Governor’s Land at Two Rivers and a model of the town site are (left to right) C. Ann and Bill Clark of the Governor’s Land Foundation Heritage Committee; Nick Luccketti of the James River Institute for Archaeology; Bill Holstein of the Heritage Committe

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TOOLS, TECHNOLOGY AND TRADE FOCUS OF JUNE THEME

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 21, 2010 – 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 V

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403rd Anniversary of America’s First Permament English Colony Observed May 15 at Historic Jamestowne & Jamestown Settlement

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 26, 2010 – Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement will mark the 403rd anniversary of the 1607 founding in Virginia of America’s first permanent English settlement with ceremony, military and maritime demonstrations, and traditional music, dance and entertainment. “Jamestown Day,” on Saturday, May 15, is jointly sponsored by Historic Jamestowne, s

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Artifacts Exhibited in New Galleries Illustrate Life in 17th-Century Virginia and its Cultural Origins

ARTIFACTS EXHIBITED IN NEW GALLERIES ILLUSTRATE LIFE IN 17TH-CENTURY VIRGINIA AND ITS CULTURAL ORIGINS   WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--The new Jamestown Settlement galleries provide a setting for one of the most varied collections of objects relating to the nation’s beginnings in 17th-century Virginia.  The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collection has been developed to support the museum’s story line a

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Center of Powhatan Chiefdom Explored in ‘Werowocomoco: Seat of Power’ Exhibition Opening May 15 at Jamestown Settlement

CENTER OF POWHATAN CHIEFDOM EXPLORED IN ‘WEROWOCOMOCO: SEAT OF POWER’ EXHIBITION OPENING MAY 15 AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT All Headlines WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 2010 — Artifacts from Werowocomoco – Virginia’s original “capital” city and the principal residence of Powhatan, paramount chief of 30-some Indian tribes in Virginia’s coastal region at the time English colonis

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Delegates Jones, Sherwood Appointed to Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 2, 2010 – Virginia Delegates S. Chris Jones of Suffolk and Beverly J. Sherwood of Winchester were appointed by House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell to the board of trustees of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums and conducts outreach education programs in p

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER ONLINE ‘HISTORY IS FUN!’ TICKETS OFFER ADDED VALUE

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 29, 2010 – One admission ticket purchased online now equals seven consecutive days of unlimited visits to Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, state-operated museums where the story of the nation’s beginnings – from the arrival of America’s first permanent English colonists in 1607 to the American Revolution and the adoption of th

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SHIP SAILS SCULPTURE WILL GREET JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT VISITORS

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 22, 2010 – A massive bronze sculpture designed by nationally prominent wildlife sculptor David H. Turner will be installed by early April at Jamestown Settlement’s Quadricentennial Plaza, an outdoor, flag-lined space adjacent to the museum entrance.  Jamestown Settlement, operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, chronicles 17th-centur

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Registration Open for Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Children’s Summer History Camps

March 8, 2010 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Registration begins May 10 for children’s summer history camps at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, living-history museums that tell the story of America’s beginnings. Whether it’s picking up a few words of the Powhatan Indian language or learning about military life during the American Revolution, the camps offer childre

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More than 400 Soldiers Converge at Jamestown Settlement for ‘Military Through the Ages’ Event

March 1, 2010 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Witness the evolution of military power through the centuries on March 20-21, 2010, when hundreds of re-enactors depicting soldiers from the 8th century to modern times come together for Jamestown Settlement’s annual "Military Through the Ages." In the course of one weekend – from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday – visitors will exper

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RARE ARTIFACTS, ENGAGING PROGRAMS AWAIT VISITORS TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

January 28, 2010  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Artifacts from Virginia’s original “capital” city, on museum display for the first time, and a rare July 1776 broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence are among the treasures in store for visitors to Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center in 2010. The two year-round living-history museums tell

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

January 27, 2010 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – A special ticket for homeschool families will be available February 27 through March 7 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 $10.25 pe

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RECESSION TAKES TOLL ON 2009 ATTENDANCE AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 19, 2010 – Paid visitation at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, living-history museums operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, totaled 614,606 in 2009, a decline of 11.2 percent from the previous year.  Paid attendance was 444,375 at Jamestown Settlement, 12.9 percent less than in 2008.  The Yorktown Victory Center

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From Africa to Virginia is February Theme

‘FROM AFRICA TO VIRGINIA’ IS FEBRUARY THEME AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT HISTORY MUSEUM January 12, 2010     Copper alloy plaque, Kingdom of Benin, ca. 1600. Gift of the Gladys and Franklin Clark Foundation. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collection. WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The culture of the first known Africans in Virginia, from the kingdom of

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2010 Special Programs at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center

2010 Special Programs Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center February 1-28: “From Africa to Virginia” Theme Month, Jamestown Settlement – Gallery exhibits, a printed family gallery guide and guided tours of the museum’s outdoor living-history areas highlight the culture of the first known Africans in Virginia and the experience of Africans in 17th-century Virginia. March 2

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