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Discover how the holidays were celebrated by Jamestown settlers and Revolutionary War soldiers. These videos highlight colonial holiday traditions, which are featured in our annual special events "Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia" and "A Colonial Christmas." Visit during the holiday season and save with the Web-only special History is Fun! for the Holidays Ticket. Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia During the Thanksgiving holiday, explore foodways of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia during the annual special event “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” a three day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. A Colonial Christmas The annual special event "A Colonial Christmas" offers a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions with special tours and interpretive programs throughout the month of December. From December 26 through 31, musical entertainment of the period is also included. Songs and sounds of the season will be performed during the week by musicians on fifes and drums, guitar, violin, recorder, and pipe and tabor.
Colonial Holiday Traditions
Colonial Holiday Traditions

These videos highlight colonial holiday traditions, which are featured in our annual special events 'Foods and Feasts of Colonial Virginia' and 'A Colonial Christmas.'

Colonial Medicine
Colonial Medicine

Learn about the state of medical care at the time of the American Revolution.

Dr. Michael Jarvis discusses how cross-cultural influences shaped a distinctly new culture and, through characterizations of Bermuda as a “finite” space and Virginia as an “infinite” space, consider how these qualities shaped settlement pace and patterns into the 1620s. Listen to a lecture by University of Rochester Associate Professor of History Michael Jarvis on “Sister Colonies: Virginia, Bermuda, and the Beginnings of English America.
Sister Colonies
Sister Colonies

Dr. Michael Jarvis discusses how cross-cultural influences shaped a distinctly new culture and, through characterizations of Bermuda as a “finite” space and Virginia as an “infinite” space.