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2020 Lecture Series

Several free public lectures scheduled in 2020 at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown have been impacted as a result of COVID-19, and we have worked to reschedule and explore digital options. Admission to public lectures is free. Reservations are required and available in advance of each lecture.


“FROM PAST TO PRESENT”
at Jamestown Settlement

Public lectures at link storylines found in the museum’s exhibition galleries and how these moments in America’s past influenced its progression to the present.

September 2, 4 p.m.
Dr. Lucy Worsley, OBE, one of British television’s leading public historians and chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces, returns to Jamestown Settlement virtually as she presents a live online lecture based on her book “If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home.” Registration to this free virtual lecture is limited and required here.

October 29, 7 p.m.
Curatorial director Luke Pecoraro explores whiskey in America, education and libation in a free virtual lecture live from Jamestown Settlement. Reservations required and available to the public starting September 3.

November 19, 7 p.m.
Historical clothing expert Chris Daley examines creating costume for interpretation, stage and screen in a free virtual lecture live from Jamestown Settlement. Reservations required and available to the public starting September 24.


“REVOLUTION!”
at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Public lectures explore the international perspective of revolution across the centuries and how these events impacted the lives of millions of ordinary people across the world.

February 25
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Emmy-award winning filmmaker, literary scholar and cultural critic, examines reconstruction and dawn of the Jim Crow era. Additional details to be provided once available.


Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with new protective protocols and social-distancing procedures to carefully create a safe environment for visitors to enjoy. A combination ticket to both museums is $27.50 for adults, $13.50 for ages 6-12 and free for children under 6. Residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg, including William & Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency. Parking is free. For more information on upcoming lectures, call (757) 253-4572.