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‘A COLONIAL CHRISTMAS’ EXPLORES HISTORICAL HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., December 5, 2013—History makes the holidays fun at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center during “A Colonial Christmas,” December 1, 2013, through January 5, 2014. The month-long event explores 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions with interpretive programs and, from December 26 through 31, musical     A Yorktown Victory Center historical interpret

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‘FOODS & FEASTS’ HOLIDAY EVENT SERVES UP COLONIAL COOKING METHODS

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 19, 2013 — Savor the Thanksgiving holiday by exploring centuries-old cooking and preservation methods during Jamestown Settlement’s and Yorktown Victory Center’s “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” November 28-30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual three-day event begins on Thanksgiving Day.       At Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-ce

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THREE NAMED TO JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION BOARD

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 7, 2013 – Stephen R. Adkins of Charles City, J. Peter Clements of Carson and John H. Hager of Richmond were appointed by Governor Robert F. McDonnell to the Board of Trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums and conducts outreach education programs in public school

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GODSPEED SETS SAIL FOR VIRGINIA’S EASTERN SHORE

A re-creation of one of the three vessels that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, the Godspeed is based at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.  While the Godspeed is away, museum visitors will have access to the Susan Constant and Discovery, re-creations of the other tw

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‘ANNA’S ADVENTURES’ EDUCATIONAL VIDEO SERIES ATTAINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., September 20, 2013 – The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation has received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Leadership in History Awards for “Anna’s Adventures,” a series of educational videos available on the hif.ciniva.net website.  The Foundation, a Virginia state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center

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KEITH DUBOIS NAMED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION, INC.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., September 5, 2013 – Keith B. Dubois of Williamsburg was elected to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors for a term through 2015.  The 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 Settlement and Yorktown Vict

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‘COMMUNITY DAY: TALES OF TWO CENTURIES’ COMING TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT SEPTEMBER 21

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., September 3, 2013 – A side-by-side look at the 1600s and 1700s will be offered on “Community Day: Tales of Two Centuries,” Saturday, September 21, at Jamestown Settlement history museum.  The event theme is reflected in special presentations, interpretive demonstrations, visitor participatory activities and a current special exhibition, “Jamestown&

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TOWNE BANK GRANT OF $250,000 SUPPORTS NEW YORKTOWN MUSEUM

YORKTOWN, Va., August 29, 2013 – A commitment of $250,000 from TowneBank, headquartered in Hampton Roads, will support exhibition galleries, outdoor living-history areas and education programs of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.  Construction is under way on the new museum, which will replace the Yorktown Victory Center. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown proj

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR LECTURES EXPLORE MIGRATION PATTERNS, LOYALIST EXPERIENCE, PERIOD SOUTHERN PAINTINGS

YORKTOWN, Va., August 22, 2013 – The Yorktown Victory Center’s Revolutionary War lecture series returns this year with guest scholars speaking at 7 p.m. Saturdays, September 14 and 28 and October 5, in the museum’s Richard S. Reynolds Foundation Theater. James C. Kelly, chief of Museum Programs for the U.S. Army Center of Military History, will present “To, Through,

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OLD-FASHIONED FUN AND GAMES IN AUGUST AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT & YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 24, 2013 — Ever spin a whirligig on a string or roll a hoop with a stick?  “Pastimes of Colonial Virginia” – games and amusements 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 Settlem

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‘HOMESCHOOL DAYS’ RETURN SEPTEMBER 7-22

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 18, 2013 – As the traditional school year gets under way, homeschool families can enjoy history lessons at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, and the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, with hands-on programs and family tours available September 7-22. The two museums are administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an ag

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KATHERINE EGNER GRUBER JOINS JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION AS CURATOR; JYF CURATOR MARTHA KATZ-HYMAN RECEIVES HISTORY ASSOCIATION AWARD

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 15, 2013 – Katherine Egner Gruber of Williamsburg is a new curator on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation team planning exhibits for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.  Her principal responsibility will be content oversight of an introductory film for the new museum, which is now under construction and will replace the Yorktown Victory Center by late 201

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JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION TEACHER INSTITUTE, JULY 7-12, CENTERED AROUND ‘HANDS-ON’ HISTORY

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 2, 2013 – Educators from across Virginia will participate in the 2013 Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Summer Teacher Institute July 7-12 at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums. Correlated with the Virginia Standards of Learning and national curriculum objectives for social studies as well as science and math, the institute emphasizes inter

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THREE DAYS OF PATRIOTIC FUN JULY 4-6 AT YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER’S ‘LIBERTY CELEBRATION’

YORKTOWN, Va., June 19, 2013 — Salute the 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence during “Liberty Celebration,” July 4-6, 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 military exercises, discover the origins of “American” dishes such as app

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HISTORICAL SUMMER THEMES, HANDS-ON PROGRAMS MAKE HISTORY FUN

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 29, 2013 — Make history part of your summer fun at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, two living-history museums that tell of America’s beginnings. Enhanced artillery demonstrations and hands-on interpretive programs join historical themes – “Seed to Stalk” in June and “Pastimes of Colonial Virginia” in August &n

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GODSPEED SETS SAIL FOR NORFOLK HARBORFEST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 28, 2013 – Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed will participate in the 37th Annual Norfolk Harborfest® June 7-9, leading tall ships in a parade of sail on Friday, June 7.  The ship will be docked at Norfolk’s Waterside Marina throughout the weekend and will be open for public tours 3 to 6 p.m. June 7 and noon to 6 p.m. June 8 and 9. A re-creati

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HAMPTON ROADS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $250,000

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 24, 2013 - The Hampton Roads Community Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, which by late 2016 will replace the Yorktown Victory Center, operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.  The grant will support acquisition of artifacts, interactive exhibits and films for the new museum galleries and w

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CORNERSTONE DEDICATED, LOGO ADOPTED FOR AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM AT YORKTOWN

YORKTOWN, Va., May 10, 2013 – With a newly created logo on display, a cornerstone was dedicated today for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, which will replace the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.   Above, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s 18th-cent

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VIRGINIA RESIDENTS INVITED TO VISIT ALL YEAR FOR COST OF ONE DAY

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 25, 2013 – All Virginia residents 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.  Available to residents of the Hampton Roads and Richmond regions for the past t

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DAY OF DISCOVERY AND FUN AT ‘JAMESTOWN DAY’ MAY 11

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 24, 2013 — On Saturday, May 11, Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement will mark the 406th anniversary of the 1607 founding in Virginia of America’s first permanent English settlement.   A day of discovery and fun, “Jamestown Day” features Historic Jamestowne’s ongoing archaeological discoveries of the 1607 fort and one of James

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Jamestown Day Schedule of Events

JAMESTOWN DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS May 11 Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT All Day: Explore Museum Galleries. An introductory film and expansive gallery exhibits tell the Jamestown story in the context of the Powhatan Indian, English and African cultures that converged in the 1600s. All Day: Living-History Interpretive Demonstrations.  Visit the re-cr

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT’S GODSPEED TO VISIT MATHEWS IN FIRST OF FOUR 2013 OUTREACH VOYAGES

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 8, 2013 – A historic port in Mathews County is the first of four destinations this year for 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.  Jamestown Settlement is a museum of 17th-century Virginia operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown

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AGRICULTURAL FIELDS, GARDENS FEATURED IN VACATION PACKAGE

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 21, 2013 – Virginia’s Jamestown-Williamsburg-Yorktown “Historic Triangle” is a prime destination for travelers seeking a gardens experience, and the Historical Gardens Vacation Package, featuring lodging and admission to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, is an ideal option for exploring the area. Springtime is planting time for many of the crops, vegetab

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BURSON TAYLOR SNYDER JOINS JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION BOARD

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 5, 2013 – Burson Taylor Snyder of Alexandria was appointed by Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell to the Board of Trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums and conducts outreach education programs in public schools across Virginia.  Currently deputy chief

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HISTORICAL ARMED FORCES AND ARTILLERY CONVERGE MARCH 16 & 17 AT ‘MILITARY THROUGH THE AGES’

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 4, 2013 — Make ready! Hundreds of re-enactors depicting armed forces from the first century A.D. to modern times will come together on March 16 and 17 for Jamestown Settlement’s time-honored “Military Through the Ages” event. This chronological display of military history, held each year since 1984 at Jamestown Settlement history museum, will feature 35 groups based in

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50 YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE RECOGNIZED AS U.S. CITIZENS IN MARCH 9 CEREMONY AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., February 26, 2013 – A Certificate of Citizenship ceremony for children of recently naturalized United States citizens will be held on Saturday, March 9, at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia.  The event is hosted by the Williamsburg Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in par

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‘JAMESTOWN’S LEGACY TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION’ LINKS 17TH-CENTURY VIRGINIA CAPITAL TO REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD

‘JAMESTOWN’S LEGACY TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION’ LINKS 17TH-CENTURY VIRGINIA CAPITAL TO REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD WILLIAMSBURG, Va., February 11, 2013 – More than 60 objects destined for exhibit at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will be on display in “Jamestown’s Legacy to the American Revolution,” opening March 1 at Jamestown Settlement, a m

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JAMESTOWN-YORKTOWN FOUNDATION, INC. BOARD GAINS TWO NEW DIRECTORS

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., February 5, 2013 – Hunter A. Applewhite of Richmond and Ann G. Gray of Williamsburg have been elected to four-year terms, through 2016, on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors.  The Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit entity that coordinates fundraising to benefit programs of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that ad

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MARTHA KATZ-HYMAN JOINS TEAM PLANNING EXHIBITS FOR AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM AT YORKTOWN

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., February 1, 2013 – Martha B. Katz-Hyman of Newport News has joined the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation as a curator, with primary responsibility for providing curatorial support in developing media elements for exhibition galleries at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, planned to replace the Yorktown Victory Center by late 2016.  As an independent curat

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2013 at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center

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2013 BRINGS ‘JAMESTOWN’S LEGACY’ EXHIBITION, SPECIAL PROGRAMS TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT, YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., January 28, 2013 – An exhibition previewing artifacts destined for exhibit at the future American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and a series of commemorative special events and themed interpretive programs will be presented at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center in 2013.  The two state-operated living-history museums tell the story of America’s be

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT AND YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER EXPERIENCE VISITATION, REVENUE DECLINES IN 2012

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., January 25, 2013 – Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, living-history museums operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, experienced a downturn in visitation in 2012, with total paid attendance of 560,519 reflecting a  4.4 percent drop from 2011.  Admissions revenue totaled to $5,030,417, a decline of 2.6 percent. Paid

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SPECIAL MUSEUM ADMISSION FEBRUARY 16-24 FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., January 24, 2013 – Homeschool families can enjoy history lessons at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, and the Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution, with a special ticket available February 16-24. The two museums are administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Jamestown

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‘FROM AFRICA TO VIRGINIA’ MONTH FEATURES LECTURES, THEMED TOURS

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., January 22, 2013 – “From Africa to Virginia” is the theme of interpretive programs throughout February at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums.  Lectures at 2 p.m. Sundays, February 10 and 24, both at Jamestown Settlement, complement a monthlong focus on the culture of the first known Africans in Virginia and the experience of

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