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2020 Lecture Series

“FROM PAST TO PRESENT” at Jamestown Settlement

Public evening lectures 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: Dr. Lucy Worsley, OBE, chief curator at historic royal palaces and one of British TV’s leading public historians and authors, investigates if walls could talk. Reservations required at rsvp.lecture@jyf.virginia.gov or (757) 253-4572 and available to the public starting July 8.

October 29: Curatorial director Luke Pecoraro explores whiskey in America, education and libation. Reservations required at rsvp.lecture@jyf.virginia.gov or (757) 253-4572 and available to the public starting September 3.

November 19: Historical clothing expert Chris Daley examines creating costume for interpretation, stage and screen. Reservations required at rsvp.lecture@jyf.virginia.gov or (757) 253-4572 and available to the public starting September 24.


POSTPONED: “REVOLUTION!” at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Public evening 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. The final three lectures in this series have been postponed, check back for updates.

February 27: Research historian Karen E. Sutton discusses African-American soldiers and sailors in the Revolutionary War.

POSTPONED – March 26: Published scholar Dr. Kacy Tillman examines loyalist women writers of the American Revolution.

POSTPONED – April 23: Veteran historical interpreter Mark Schneider explores Lafayette, Napoleon and the French Revolution.

POSTPONED – May 21: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Emmy-award winning filmmaker, literary scholar and cultural critic, examines reconstruction and dawn of the Jim Crow era.


LECTURE ADMISSION & RESERVATIONS

Public lectures begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Advance reservations are required at rsvp.lecture@jyf.virginia.gov or (757) 253-4572 and available to the public starting eight weeks prior to each lecture.