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What did people in the 17th century do when they got sick? Join us at Jamestown Settlement to find out what an apothecary is and why he would keep a garden. Master science skills as you learn about how plants became medicines.

Staying Healthy, Full and Clean: Apothecarist Garden
Staying Healthy, Full and Clean: Apothecarist Garden

Join us at Jamestown Settlement to find out what an apothecary is and why he would keep a garden.

How did English settlers in Virginia get food in a strange land? Explore the importance of agriculture at Jamestown and learn why chickens, greyhounds and other animals lived in the fort – hint: not every animal was there to be eaten!

Staying Healthy, Full and Clean: Feeding a Colony
Staying Healthy, Full and Clean: Feeding a Colony

Explore the importance of agriculture at Jamestown and learn why chickens, greyhounds and other animals lived in the fort.

Are you washing your hands and clothes a lot these days? Laundry was much harder to do in the 17th century than with the washing machines of today!  Join us to discover the many steps English settlers had to take just to get their clothes clean. Find out who did the laundry in the Jamestown colony and what clothing displayed about a person’s status.

 

Staying Healthy, Full and Clean: In Hot Water
Staying Healthy, Full and Clean: In Hot Water

Join us to discover the many steps English settlers had to take just to get their clothes clean.

Tune in for a personal tour of Susan Constant, a re-creation of one of the three ships that brought the English colonists to Jamestown in 1607. Explore where the sailors and colonists lived, learn what they brought with them for the long voyage or to build the colony, and dive below to see spaces that are not normally open to the public.

Life at Sea: Larboard and Starboard, Bow and Stern
Life at Sea: Larboard and Starboard, Bow and Stern

Take a personal tour of a re-creation of one of the three ships that brought the English colonists to Jamestown in 1607.

What has a footearrings, and leeches? Don’t have a clew? We’ll teach you the sailor’s vernacular as you learn to set sail aboard one of Jamestown Settlement’s re-created ships.

Life at Sea: Set Sail
Life at Sea: Set Sail

Learn the sailor’s vernacular as you learn to set sail aboard one of Jamestown Settlement’s re-created ships.

What does it mean to navigate? What navigational tools were used to guide the ships to Jamestown in 1607? What is dead reckoning? Get the answers to these and more questions as we explore how the English navigated ships across vast oceans in the early 17th century.

Life at Sea: Shooting for the Stars
Life at Sea: Shooting for the Stars

Explore how the English navigated ships across vast oceans in the early 17th century.

What was life like for Africans living in early Virginia? What were their jobs, who did they live with, where did they live, how did their legal status change over time and what activities did they do? Curatorial director Luke Pecoraro will present a group of artifacts that tell the story of one African woman living in early Virginia.

 

Long Journey: West Central African Life in Virginia
Long Journey: West Central African Life in Virginia

What was life like for Africans living in early Virginia?

Join curatorial director Luke Pecoraro to learn about the first documented Africans in Virginia. Discover how the first Africans got to Virginia – who brought them, how far they traveled, how they got here, what happened to them en route and what their status was once they arrived.

Long Journey: First Documented Africans in Virginia
Long Journey: First Documented Africans in Virginia

Join curatorial director Luke Pecoraro to learn about the first documented Africans in Virginia.

Explore west central African life with curatorial director Luke Pecoraro as we “tour” exhibits at Jamestown Settlement. Find out where the first documented Africans in Virginia were from and what their life was like before they came to Virginia. Look at important artifacts that help tell the story!

Long Journey: West Central African Life in 17th-Century Virginia
Long Journey: West Central African Life in 17th-Century Virginia

Explore west central African life with curatorial director Luke Pecoraro as we tour exhibits.

Join us for a hunting demonstration, Powhatan Indian style, complete with a bow and arrow. Discover the different tools used by the Powhatan Indians for hunting, the types of animals they hunted, and the methods they used to catch their prey.

Life of the Powhatan Indians: Hunting
Life of the Powhatan Indians: Hunting

Join us for a hunting demonstration, Powhatan Indian style, complete with a bow and arrow.

Discover the importance of waterways to the Powhatan way of life. Learn how Powhatan Indians used the waterways for travel and food. Discover the types of tools used to catch a variety of fish in the Tidewater region.

Life of the Powhatan Indians: Fishing
Life of the Powhatan Indians: Fishing

Discover the importance of waterways to the Powhatan way of life.

Learn the basics of agriculture and farming practices used by the Powhatan Indians. Discover the types of crops grown, the tools used for farming, and the process for harvesting crops.

Life of the Powhatan Indians: Farming
Life of the Powhatan Indians: Farming

Learn the basics of agriculture and farming practices used by the Powhatan Indians.