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Word of Mouth: Conducting and Preserving Oral Histories

Oral history is one of the oldest and most consistent ways of passing down stories through generations. Hosted by the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown as part of its ongoing “Preserving the Past: Family History Workshop Series,” learn how to plan, conduct, and record oral interviews, while avoiding pitfalls and anticipating common problems inherent in the process. A separate $15 ticket is re

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The African-American Soldier

In conjunction with the “Forgotten Soldier” special exhibition, re-enactors representing African-American soldiers from the Revolutionary War through World War II and beyond demonstrate their role throughout history in the United States military. Learn more.

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Tenacious Women Lecture: “We Cannot Be Tame Spectators: Tenacious Women in Early Virginia”

In conjunction with the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, Dr. Cynthia Kierner, Professor of History at George Mason University, speaks about the stories of women who survived and thrived in an era when many women lacked property, education and civil rights. The public lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater. Free admission. A

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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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