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Yorktown Victory Celebration

Military life and artillery firings mark the 237th anniversary of America’s momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.  Enjoy hands-on activities, military music and re-enactors. October 19 commemorative events take place in Historic Yorktown and at Yorktown Battlefield.

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Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement

A Halloween-themed museum night for elementary-school-age children and families returns for the fifth year October 26 and 27 to Jamestown Settlement with trick-or-treating, ghostly tales, haunted houses and ships, and grisly games. The event runs 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night. Separate admission fee.

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TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia

Special exhibition opens November 10, 2018 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 encounter

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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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