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‘A Colonial Christmas’ Makes Holidays Fun in December at Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 21, 2011 — History makes the holidays fun at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center during “A Colonial Christmas,” December 1-31, 2011. The two living-history museums tell the story of our nation’s beginnings throughout the year with extensive gallery exhibits and historical interpretation in re-created outdoor settings – a Powhatan In

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Nearby Residents Invited to Visit Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center All Year for Cost of One Day

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 4, 2011 – The “Buy One Day, Get an Entire Year” American Heritage Annual Pass makes an ideal holiday gift for family and friends who live in the Hampton Roads and Richmond regions. Pass holders can visit Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, state-operated living-history museums that tell the story of the nation’s beginnings, an unli

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

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 4, 2011 – 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,” November 24-26, at Ja

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NEARBY RESIDENTS INVITED TO VISIT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER ALL YEAR FOR COST OF ONE DAY

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 4, 2011 – The “Buy One Day, Get an Entire Year” American Heritage Annual Pass makes an ideal holiday gift for family and friends who live in the Hampton Roads and Richmond regions. Pass holders can visit Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, state-operated living-history museums that tell the story of the nation’s beginnings, an

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‘THE 17th CENTURY: GATEWAY TO THE MODERN WORLD’ OPENS NOVEMBER 16 AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., October 24, 2011 – The transformational impact of scientific advances, economic developments and social change finds expression in a special exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in cooperation with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation – “The 17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World” – opening November 16, 2011, at Jamestown Settl

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER OFFER ‘HISTORY IS FUN FOR THE HOLIDAYS’ TICKET & PACKAGE

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., October 20, 2011 — Families can discover 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center with a “History is Fun for the Holidays” online ticket and vacation package available through December. History makes the holidays fun during seasonal events “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” November 24-26, and “A Colonial Christ

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Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center Offer ‘History is Fun for the Holidays’ Ticket & Package

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Families can discover 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center with a “History is Fun for the Holidays” online ticket and vacation package available through December. History makes the holidays fun during seasonal events “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” November 24-26, and “A Colonial Chris

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AMERICA’S DECISIVE REVOLUTIONARY WAR VICTORY CELEBRATED OCTOBER 15-16 AT YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER, YORKTOWN BATTLEFIELD & RIVERWALK LANDING

YORKTOWN, Va., September 27, 2011 – To mark the 230th anniversary of America’s decisive Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown, a variety of engaging hands-on military and maritime interpretive programs and tours will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16, at Yorktown Battlefield, the Yorktown Victory Center and Riverwalk Landing.   Yorktown Victory Center artillery de

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2011 Revolutionary War Lecture Speakers

Revolutionary War Lecture Series Speaker October 8, 2011 Yorktown Victory Center To download the photo, left-click on the image to expand, then right-click and save expanded high resolution image. October 8, 2011 – Edward Ayres, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation historian “The French Alliance and the Road to Yorktown”   Explore the worlds of George Washington and Charles Cornwallis from

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‘The 17h Century: Gateway to the Modern World’ at Jamestown Settlement Through August 15, 2012

‘THE 17TH CENTURY: GATEWAY TO THE MODERN WORLD’ AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT THROUGH AUGUST 15, 2012 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The transformational impact of scientific advances, economic developments and social change finds expression in “The 17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World,” a special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement from November 16, 2011, through August 15, 2012. The exhibition w

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Jamestown Settlement Ship Godspeed Coming to Alexandria Waterfront

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., September 13, 2011 – 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 October 4-9.  The ship, from Jamestown Settlement living-history museum in Virginia’s Jamestown-Williamsburg-Yorktown “Historic Triangle,” last visit

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It’s All Fun and Games on ‘Court Day’ at the Yorktown Victory Center

YORKTOWN, Va., September 1, 2011 —When justices of the peace held court in the 18th century, outside of legal proceedings it was sure to be a time of fun among the townspeople. Music, magic, juggling and puppet shows, period games and trade activities highlight “Court Day,” September 17, at the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution.  From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR THEME OF SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER LECTURES AT YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

YORKTOWN, Va., August 19, 2011 – Public lectures by historians Jon Kukla, Robert Selig and Edward Ayres at 7 p.m. Saturdays, September 10 and 24 and October 8, will illuminate exhibit and interpretive themes at the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution.  The series leads up to the anniversary of the decisive American victory at Yorktown in 1781, observed with sp

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER OFFER SPECIAL ADMISSION FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES ON SEPTEMBER 10-25

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., August 15, 2011 – A special ticket for homeschool families will be available September 10-25, 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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2011 Military Through the Ages Re-enactment Units

Military Through the Ages March 19-20, 2011 Jamestown Settlement Re-enactment Units  772-804 Scara Karoli, Charlemagne’s Army  1000 Orkneyingar Vikings,                Discovery of Vinland  1066 House DuChasse  1380s La Belle Compagnie  1471 Lord Grey’s Retinue  1529 Das TeufelsAlpdrücken Fähnlein      (The Devil’s Nightmare Regiment)  1680-1730 Crewe of the Archangel

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Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center Offer Special Admission for Homeschool Families

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER OFFER SPECIAL ADMISSION FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES All Headlines WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – A special ticket for homeschool families will be available February 26 through March 5 for admission to Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, and the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of

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TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY FOCUS OF AUGUST THEME AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT & YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 18, 2011 – Tools and technology of the 17th and 18th centuries will be explored in August at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center history museums during a “Tools of the Trade” theme month. At Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, visitors to the outdoor interpretive areas will compare and contr

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Agriculture and Technology Highlight Summer Theme Months at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center

Agriculture and Technology Highlight Summer Theme Months at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center Summer programs in  August explore aspects of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia agriculture and technology through a variety of family friendly interpretive programs and hands-on demonstrations.  Tools of the Trade - August 1-31, 2011     At Jamestown Settlement

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LIFE-SIZE BRONZE SCULPTURE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON DISTINCTIVE NEW FEATURE AT YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

YORKTOWN, Va., June 30, 2011 – A bronze sculpture depicting George Washington seated on a bench, document in hand, now occupies a place outside the Yorktown Victory Center gallery building, where exhibits span the American Revolutionary period from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution.  Crafted by George and Mark Lundeen, the life-size sculpture is a gift of Douglas Mor

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JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION STAFF, VOLUNTEERS HONORED FOR ACHIEVEMENT, SERVICE

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 17, 2011 – Three staff members of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums, received meritorious service awards at a June 7 event that also recognized 71 employees for reaching service milestones and 156 individuals for commitment to the Foundation’s volunteer program.

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YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER’S ‘LIBERTY CELEBRATION’ SALUTES AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE JULY 2-4

YORKTOWN, Va., June 15, 2011 — The Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, will join in saluting the 235th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence during “Liberty Celebration,” July 2-4.   From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors can interact with Revolutionary War re-enactors, observe tactical and artillery drills, take part in a variety of

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Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed to Participate in Norfolk Harborfest

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT’S GODSPEED TO PARTICIPATE IN NORFOLK HARBORFEST All Headlines WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 2, 2011 – The Godspeed will sail to Norfolk for the city’s 35th annual Harborfest, the first of several voyages the ship is undertaking this year.  A replica of one of the three vessels that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607,

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“Werowocomoco: Seat of Power” Special Exhibition Through June 30, 2011

"Werowocomoco: Seat of Power" Special Exhibition Through June 30, 2011 Virginia Indian Heritage Lectures June 4 and June 18, 2011 Jamestown Settlement  To download full-size images, left-click on image to expand; then right-click and save expanded image.     June 4 - Helen C. Rountree, "English Myth-Making and Indian Reality: Early English Stereotypes of the Virginia Indians"

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OBJECTS FROM VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS ARE CENTERPIECE OF EXHIBITION OPENING NOVEMBER 16 AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 27, 2011 – “The 17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World,” an exhibition developed by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in cooperation with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, will open November 16 at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia.  Seventy artifacts from European, Asian and African cultures – oil and watercolor paintin

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‘Seed to Stalk’ Theme in June Digs into Virginia Agriculture at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center

‘SEED TO STALK’ THEME IN JUNE DIGS INTO VIRGINIA AGRICULTURE AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT & YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER All Headlines WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 23, 2011 – Agricultural practices of the Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia, from the types of tools used to the crops grown, will be explored in June at Jam

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GOVERNOR MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR NEW YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

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Virginia Indian Heritage Lectures in June Highlight Final Month of ‘Werowocomoco: Seat of Power’ Exhibition at Jamestown Settlement

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 9, 2011 — In conjunction with the “Werowocomoco: Seat of Power” special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement, two Virginia Indian heritage lectures by leading scholars will be presented during its final month, at 7 p.m. Saturdays, June 4 and 18. Through June 30, Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, features artifacts spanning 10,000 year

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Virginia Delegate Bill Janis Appointe to Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 2, 2011 – Virginia Delegate Bill Janis of Glen Allen was appointed by House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell to the board of trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, succeeding former Delegate Morgan Griffith, now a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The Foundation is a state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown V

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Offers Children’s Summer History Camps

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 28, 2011 – Registration begins May 2 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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404TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICA’S FIRST PERMANENT ENGLISH COLONY OBSERVED MAY 14 AT HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE & JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Museums Earn Continuing National Accreditation

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 19, 2011 – The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation museums have earned continuing accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM), meeting national standards and best practices for U.S. museums. “We found the educational programs and collections management practices to be excellent, as are all aspects of museum operations,” AAM Accreditation Co

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NEARBY RESIDENTS INVITED TO VISIT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER ALL YEAR FOR COST OF ONE DAY

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 24, 2011 – Virginia residents from Richmond to Virginia Beach can now visit Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, state-operated living-history museums that tell the story of the nation’s beginnings, an unlimited number of times during an entire year for the cost of a single-day ticket. The museums’ American Heritage Annual Pass is

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AGRICULTURAL FIELDS, GARDENS AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT,YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER FEATURED IN NEW VACATION PACKAGE

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 14, 2011 – Fields and gardens at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center living-history museums are rooted in a new Historical Gardens Vacation Package, available through summer at hif.ciniva.net/Historical-Gardens.htm.   Springtime is planting time for many of the crops, vegetables and herbs – types grown in the 17th and 18th centuries &ndash

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2011 Military Throught the Ages Re-Enactment Units

Military Through the Ages March 19-20, 2011 Jamestown Settlement Re-enactment Units  772-804 Scara Karoli, Charlemagne’s Army  1000 Orkneyingar Vikings,                Discovery of Vinland  1066 House DuChasse  1380s La Belle Compagnie  1480 Lord Grey’s Retinue  1500s Wild Geese Living History: The Galloglass  1529 Das TeufelsAlpdrücken Fähnlein     (The Devil’s Nightmare Regiment)

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‘Military Through the Ages’ Units to Depict Eighth Century to Modern Times at Jamestown Settlement March 19-20

'MILITARY THROUGH THE AGES' UNITS TO DEPICT EIGHTH CENTURY TO MODERN TIMES AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT MARCH 19-20 All Headlines WILLIAMSBURG, Va., February 25, 2011 — Vikings. Knights. Privateers. Sailors. Soldiers. Hundreds of re-enactors depicting armed forces from the eighth century to modern times will come together on March 19 and 20 for Jamestown Settlement’s ann

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AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT AND YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER 2010 ATTENDANCE REFLECTS CONTINUED IMPACT OF RECESSION

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Jan. 13, 2011 – Paid visitation at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, living-history museums operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, totaled 595,023 in 2010, a decline of 3.2 percent from the previous year.  Paid attendance was 428,868 at Jamestown Settlement, 3.5 percent less than in 2009.  The Yorktown Victory Center ha

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John Coombs, Linda Heywood Lectures on February 6, 27 Highlight ‘From Africa to Virginia’ Theme Month at Jamestown Settlement

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., January 10, 2011 – Presentations on February 6 and 27 by two leading scholars of African-American history highlight a monthlong “From Africa to Virginia” theme at Jamestown Settlement, a history museum operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.  The culture of the first known Africans in Virginia – from the kingdom of Ndongo in Angola – and the e

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Special Programs Throughout 2011 Engage Visitors

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Beginning with a “From Africa to Virginia” theme in February, Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center offer an array of commemorative special events and family-friendly themed interpretive programs throughout 2011, as well as seven public lectures presented by leading scholars. The two year-round living-history museums tell the story of Americ

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2011 Special Programs at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center

2011 Special Programs Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center Through June 30: “Werowocomoco: Seat of Power” Special Exhibition, Jamestown Settlement – More than 60 artifacts spanning nearly 10,000 years from one of the most significant sites in Virginia Indian history are on display for the first time in a museum setting. Werowocomoco was the principal residence of Powhata

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