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Hear Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley, Ph.D., speak on the subject of his book “‘That Astonishing Infantry’: The History of The Royal Welch Fusiliers, 1689-2006,” a lecture presented on March 24, 2015 at the Yorktown Victory Center.

History of The Royal Welch Fusiliers lecture
History of The Royal Welch Fusiliers lecture

Hear Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley speak about the history of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

Author and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Peter Firstbrook spoke in Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater on October 14, 2014, on the exploits and accomplishments of Captain John Smith, the subject of his new book, “A Man Most Driven.”  Smith had an instrumental role in the survival of the early 17th-century English colony at Jamestown and published the first accurate map of the Chesapeake Bay region in 1612.

A Man Most Driven
A Man Most Driven

Peter Firstbrook lecture about the accomplishments of Captain John Smith

The DIY History series, featuring host Patrick Teague with historical interpreters at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, is inspired by television “do it yourself” shows.  Videos and accompanying activity pages explore the production of products in 17th- and 18th-century America and how these production processes can be applied today.

Color to Dye For Worksheets
DIY Dyeing Worksheet
DIY Dyeing Worksheet 2

Trouble Brewing Worksheets
Trouble Brewing Worksheets

 

DIY – History
DIY – History

Do-It-Yourself videos explore products of the 18th-century.

Trouble is brewing in Britain’s North American colonies!  Join host Patrick as he explores why tea was important during colonial times and how Britain ended up in hot water by taxing it. Then practice brewing your own tea recipes and share them on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/historyisfun

Trouble Brewing Worksheets

Trouble Brewing
Trouble Brewing

Trouble is brewing in Britain’s North American colonies!

A Colonial Christmas
A Colonial Christmas

Visit Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown during the holiday season!

Color To Dye For
Color To Dye For

Color is the spice of life, and 18th-century colonists thought so too. Discover the importance of richly colored clothing in colonial times.

The World of 1607 – Cycle Four
The World of 1607 – Cycle Four

The World of 1607 - Cycle Four

The World of 1607 – Cycle Three
The World of 1607 – Cycle Three

The World of 1607 - Cycle Three

A Fruitful Soil
A Fruitful Soil

A series of audio minutes, "Jamestown: A Fruitful Soil," providing a historical overview of the people and events of 17th-century Virginia.

Welcome to our museums
Welcome to our museums

Experience America’s beginnings at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

I Spy Activity Sheet Espionage abounded during the Revolutionary War.  Join Anna for a spy adventure and then try your hand at using some tools of the trade! Simple Machines Activity Sheet Join Anna and learn how Jamestown settlers got jobs done using simple machines!  Try your hand at identifying, using and making simple and compound machines of your own. Ship Shape! Activity Sheet Board a 17th-century ship with Anna and discover how passengers and crew survived the high seas as they journeyed to Jamestown. Then use the activity sheets to try your hand at being a sailor or passenger! Eat Like a Powhatan Activity Sheet Compare modern and Powhatan cornbread recipes, then learn more about the Powhatan food practices and seasons by playing the 'Powhatan Seasons of Food' matching game. Map It! Activity Sheet Practice using map terms with the John Smith map (as seen in the video) identification activity and by creating your own neighborhood map, then create your own compass. Pick and Pickle Activity Sheet Follow simple recipes to create your own preserved food at home, complete a word search and identify preservation methods in an illustration of 18th-century foods. Drums and Drills Activity Sheet Learn more about Baron von Steuben, a key trainer of the Continental Army, and practice the facing commands taught to Anna using the provided illustrations. Nine Men's Morris Activity Sheet Download the directions and game board for "Nine Men's Morris," a strategy game which provided entertainment for Revolutionary War soldiers.
Anna’s Adventures
Anna’s Adventures

This kid's video series features action-packed history adventures!

These films envision the conversations of Generals George Washington and Charles Cornwallis, as they reflect on the American Revolution and their pivotal role in how it plays out.
Yorktown Chronicles
Yorktown Chronicles

Enter the world of Generals Charles Cornwallis and George Washington.