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After the Boom
After the Boom

Artillery in the American Revolution

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.

Have you ever had a tummy ache or the sniffles? Who’s the first person you go to when you do? Dr. Mom was the go-to person for help in the 18th century too! Join us to learn about 18th-century remedies for colonial ailments and find out what resources a farmer had on hand to cure you of headaches, indigestion or other unpleasantness.

Colonial Moms: Home Remedies
Colonial Moms: Home Remedies

Join us to learn about 18th-century remedies for colonial ailments.

18th-century baskets came in all shapes and sizes and were used for a variety of everyday chores on a colonial farm during the time of the American Revolution. Ever wonder how these beautiful baskets were made? Join our basket maker on the farm to learn the first steps in acquiring and preparing materials and getting started with weaving a basket.

Colonial Moms: How to Weave a Basket – Part 1
Colonial Moms: How to Weave a Basket – Part 1

Join our basket maker on the farm to learn how to get started with weaving a basket.

What determines the shape and size of an 18th-century basket? How does it take shape and expand? How will the basket maker finish the basket? Join us as we continue to learn about the techniques and skills required to weave an 18th-century basket.

Colonial Moms: How to Weave a Basket – Part 2
Colonial Moms: How to Weave a Basket – Part 2

Join us as we continue to learn about the techniques and skills required to weave an 18th-century basket.

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.

Did you know that African Americans played important roles in the American Revolution? During the war, free and enslaved African Americans had difficult choices to make, and served in both the British and Continental armies. Join special exhibitions curator Kate Gruber at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown to learn about African Americans in the American Revolution.

Forgotten Soldiers: African Americans in the American Revolution
Forgotten Soldiers: African Americans in the American Revolution

Join special exhibitions curator Kate Gruber to learn about African Americans in the American Revolution.

African Americans played many different roles during the American Revolution. Some even acted as spies! Join special exhibitions curator Kate Gruber to learn more about the experiences of James Lafayette, an enslaved Virginian who worked as a spy for the Marquis de Lafayette on the eve of the Siege of Yorktown.

Forgotten Soldiers: James Lafayette – Enslaved Spy
Forgotten Soldiers: James Lafayette – Enslaved Spy

Join special exhibitions curator Kate Gruber to learn more about the experiences of James Lafayette.