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Experience Holidays of Centuries Past at Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Spruce Up Holiday Season with Special Blend of Holiday Events, Special Exhibitions, Ticket Offers & Museum Shopping WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 15, 2018 — Historical holiday fun awaits at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, where visitors can experience holidays of centuries past during seasonal events “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” November 22-24,

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees Appoint Search Committee for Agency Executive Director

[caption id="attachment_27859" align="alignright" width="239"] Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Executive Director Philip G. Emerson aboard Jamestown Settlement's Godspeed. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation photo.[/caption] WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 8, 2018 — The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees announced the appointment of a search committee today at its semi-annual meeting to recrui

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November 8 Evening Lecture at Jamestown Settlement Explores Importance of 1619 Recruitment of English Women to Virginia Colony

Lecture Previews Themes in ‘TENACITY’ Special Exhibition Opening November 10 WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 1, 2018 – An evening public lecture on Thursday, November 8, at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, will explore the reasons behind the Virginia Company of London’s effort in 1619 to recruit English women to the Jamestown colony and its impact on the development of Virgini

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U.S. Army Women’s Museum at Fort Lee Explores History of Women in Artillery at November 8 Evening Lecture at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Free Public Lecture Held in Conjunction with 'Blast from the Past' Special Exhibition YORKTOWN, Va., October 31, 2018 — Archivist Ali Kolleda of the U.S. Army Women’s Museum at Fort Lee will examine the history of women in artillery during an evening lecture at  7 p.m. Thursday, November 8, at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The free public lecture is being held in conjunction wi

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Players Find Their ‘Artifactually’ Perfect Match with Online Personality Quiz from Jamestown Settlement

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., October 16, 2018 – Launching today on HistoryisFun.org, a new online personality quiz invites participants to ask themselves, if you were a 17th-century artifact from Virginia, which would you be? “Artifactually Yours” sets out to prove artifacts have personalities, just like people, matching “free spirits” with a Powhatan rattle, those “cool-under-pressure” with Angolan bellows

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‘Family Frights’ Returns to Jamestown Settlement October 26 & 27 for Fifth Year of Family-Friendly Halloween Fun

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., October 2, 2018 – “Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement,” a Halloween-theme museum night for children and families, returns for the fifth year on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27. Festivities include trick-or-treating, ghostly tales and grisly games from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on both dates. This scary good time for the entire family starts with mysterious minstrels, also kno

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America’s Decisive Revolutionary War Victory at Yorktown Celebrated on Yorktown Day, October 19, and October 20 & 21 Weekend

YORKTOWN, Va., September 21, 2018 – The 237th anniversary of America’s decisive Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown will be marked on Yorktown Day, Friday, October 19, at Yorktown Battlefield, administered by Colonial National Historical Park, an annual event that will feature a patriotic Yorktown Day Parade and Commemorative Ceremony at the Monument to Victory and Alliance, also known as the Yo

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‘A Diplomatic America’ Public Lecture Series at Jamestown Settlement Concludes September 27

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., September 20, 2018 – “A Diplomatic America” public lecture series examining the com­plexities and challenges of diplomatic negotiation will conclude Thursday, September 27, at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia. A special double lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the Robins Foundation Theater. Admission to the evening public lecture series is free. The pr

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Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed to Set Sail for Baltimore, Alexandria in October to Raise Awareness of 2019 Commemoration

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., September 14, 2018 – As the 2019 Commemoration nears, 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 Baltimore and Alexandria in October to host public tours and school field trips and raise awareness of the 400th anniversary of 1619 events that shaped American hi

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American Indian Intertribal Powwow at Jamestown Settlement Returns September 29-30 for Weekend of Song, Dance & Storytelling

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., August 30, 2018 – Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, will once again present an American Indian Intertribal Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, featuring song and dance by members of American Indian tribes, storytelling and children’s activities. Festivities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. include: Powwow Singing & Dancing – A G

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‘TENACITY’ Special Exhibition Opening November 10 at Jamestown Settlement to Reveal Personal Stories of Women in 17th-Century Jamestown and Early Virginia

Exhibition, Special Programs Held in Conjunction with 2019 Commemoration, American EvolutionTM WILLIAMSBURG, Va., August 17, 2018 — “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia,” a special yearlong exhibition opening November 10 at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, will explore little-known, captivating personal stories of real women in Jamestown and

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Jamestown Settlement to Present ‘A Diplomatic America’ Lecture Series in September

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., August 14, 2018 – Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, will present “A Diplomatic America” public lecture series on Thursday, September 6, 13 and 27. The free public lectures will begin at 7 p.m. in Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater. Ever since Europeans set foot in Virginia, diplomacy has been part of our country’s evolu

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‘Homeschool Program Days’ Return September 8-23 to Jamestown Settlement, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Hands-on Student and Family Tours Enhance Learning Experiences WILLIAMSBURG, Va., August 13, 2018 – Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will offer special admission along with family and student tours September 8-23 during its annual “Homeschool Program Days.” The two museums are administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an educational agency of the Common

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Naturalization Ceremony at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown August 1 to Recognize New American Citizens

YORKTOWN, Va., July 30, 2018 – A naturalization ceremony for candidates receiving American citizenship will be held on Wednesday, August 1, at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The event is hosted by the Yorktown Comte de Grasse Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in partnership with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Servic

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Staff, Volunteers Honored for Achievement, Service

[caption id="attachment_24468" align="alignright" width="323"] Meritorious Awards were presented to Homer Lanier, Jennifer Daley, Bain Schultz and Lisa Lucas.[/caption] WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 25, 2018 — The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown living-history museums, recognized 33 employees for reaching

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‘Liberty Celebration’ Drums Up Patriotic Fun July 4 at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

YORKTOWN, Va., June 21, 2018 — Salute the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence during “Liberty Celebration,” July 4 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors can enjoy music, interpretive programs, military drills and artillery demonstrations, as well as learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed t

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Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed Sailing to Norfolk for 42nd Annual Harborfest Event

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 30, 2018 – Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed, a re-creation of one of the three vessels that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, will participate in the 42nd Annual Norfolk Harborfest® June 8-10. Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed will take part in a parade of sail that starts in Hampton Roads and arrives off Town Point Park at noon, Friday

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‘Blast From the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence’ Special Exhibition Opening June 10 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

YORKTOWN, Va., May 23, 2018 — As the last great victory of the American Revolution, the 1781 Siege of Yorktown is known for the use of artillery by General George Washington’s Continental Army. Through interactive experiences and artifact displays, the “Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence” special exhibition will feature artillery used on all fronts of the American Revolution

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‘Artillery Through the Ages’ Weekend June 9 & 10 Marks Opening of ‘Blast from the Past’ Special Exhibition

YORKTOWN, Va., May 23, 2018 — As part of the opening weekend of “Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence” special exhibition at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, special demonstrations and programs on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, will explore the role of artillery during the Revolution and members of a gun crew. These “Artillery Through the Ages” programs will be

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‘Rock the Dock’ May 18 at Jamestown Settlement

Proceeds Support Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Living-History Museums WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 8, 2018 — “Rock the Dock” will be held at Jamestown Settlement’s ships’ pier and riverfront discovery area on Friday, May 18, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit educational programs of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and its museums, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorkto

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‘Jamestown Day’ at Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne Marks 411th Anniversary of America’s First Permanent English Colony

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 25, 2018 — On Saturday, May 12, Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne will collaborate to offer a range of programs marking the 411th anniversary of the 1607 founding of America’s first permanent English settlement. “Jamestown Day” features one of Jamestown Settlement’s ships sailing in the James River and Historic Jamestowne’s ongoing archaeological discoveries of

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Enjoy ‘An Afternoon of Cultural Cuisine’ on April 28 With Culinary Historian and Author Michael Twitty at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

YORKTOWN, Va., April 17, 2018 — Explore the multicultural heritage of southern cooking during a special afternoon culinary event on Saturday, April 28, featuring cooking and conversation with Michael W. Twitty, African American and Jewish culinary historian and author. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the museum’s re-created Revolution-era farm. [caption id="attachment_23877" align="alignright

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Fifty Young People to be Recognized as U.S. Citizens in April 21 Ceremony at Jamestown Settlement

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 12, 2018 – A Citizenship Ceremony for children of naturalized United States citizens and those adopted by American citizens will be held on Saturday, April 21, at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia. The event is hosted by the Williamsburg Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in partnership

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Registration Opens April 1 for Summer History Camps at Jamestown Settlement, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 30, 2018 – Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will offer a full slate of history camps with hands-on fun this summer for young people age 4 through eighth grade. Registration begins online April 1 for an array of Broadside history camps in June and July, the “School of the Musketeer” in July and “Yorktown Myth Busters” in August. Offerin

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‘Military Through the Ages’ Event at Jamestown Settlement March 17-18 Presents Centuries of Military History in One Weekend

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 7, 2018 — In one weekend, visitors can experience centuries of military history during Jamestown Settlement’s time-honored “Military Through the Ages” event on Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18. More than 400 re-enactors depicting armed forces from the fifth century B.C. to modern-day soldiers with the Virginia Army National Guard join forces to present a unique chronol

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Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Present Dynamic Events, Debut Two Exhibits in 2018

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., February 27, 2018 — Jamestown Settlement® and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown® feature dynamic special programs in 2018 and debut two special exhibitions on the art of artillery at the Siege of Yorktown and the little-known stories of women in Jamestown and the Virginia colony. These two premier living-history museums of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia offer year-roun

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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement History Museums Mark Visitation, Revenue Increases in 2017

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., January 16, 2018 – Paid visitation in 2017 at Jamestown Settlement and the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown living-history museums operated by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, totaled 610,844, an increase of 7.7 percent from 2016. Admissions revenue amounted to $6,271,518 in 2017, up 12.3 percent. 2017 paid attendance at the new American Revolution Museum

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