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TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia

Explore captivating and little-known personal stories of the women in Jamestown and the Virginia colony and their tenacious spirit and impact on a fledgling society. Discover the struggles that women faced in the New World and their contributions, from the arrival of the first English women in Virginia in 1608 and the Powhatan Indian women they encountered to the arrival of the first documented Af

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“Forgotten Soldier” Special Exhibition

Opening June 29, 2019 Discover personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans who fought on both sides of the Revolutionary War through interactive elements and compelling art displays, including a new contemporary work by nationally acclaimed artist Titus Kaphar. Follow the forgotten stories of African Americans who enlisted as soldiers for the American cause for a free and independent

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Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia

Explore colonial Virginia foodways during a three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.  At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared by Powhatan Indians and English colonists. At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, learn about typical Revolutionary War soldiers’ fare and trace the farm's bounty from field to kitchen.

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Christmastide in Virginia

“Christmastide in Virginia” at Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offers a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations. Enjoy festive fun with daily appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule and period musical entertainment at both museums. More

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Preserving the Paper Trail: Document & Photograph Care and Preservation

Paper is one of the most fragile things in our lives and yet it is an integral element in our attempt to preserve the past. Hosted by the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown as part of its ongoing “Preserving the Past: Family History Workshop Series,” Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation registrar Jane Hohensee offers practical advice and guidelines for protecting your valuable documents and photograp

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