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Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

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Lafayette and the Farewell Tour

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Clothing of the Common People in Elizabethan and Jacobean England

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History of The Royal Welch Fusiliers lecture

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A Man Most Driven

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Werowocomoco: Seat of Power

Jamestown Settlement Special Exhibition: May 15, 2010 to June 30, 2011 Learn more about Werowocomoco, the former principal residence of Powhatan, paramount chief of 30-some Indian tribes in Virginia’s coastal region. Artifacts spanning 10,000 years from Werowocomoco – Virginia’s original “capital” city and the principal residence of Powhatan, paramount chief of 30-some Indian tribes in Virgi

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17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World

EXHIBIT (2011-2012): Learn more about the transformational impact of scientific advances, economic developments and social change in the 17th century. Jamestown Settlement Special Exhibition: November 16, 2011 to August 15, 2012 The transformational impact of scientific advances, economic developments and social change found expression in this special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement organ

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Captains, Monarchs, Philosophers, and Merchants: Picturing the 17th Century

LECTURE (June 2012): "Captains, Monarchs, Philosophers, and Merchants: Picturing the 17th Century" investigates the dramatic changes in 17th-century technology and philosophy that set the stage for the modern world, using works of art. Lecture by Twyla Kitts "Captains, Monarchs, Philosophers, and Merchants: Picturing the 17th Century" In connection with the Jamestown Settlement exhibition

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Legislating the Boundaries

"Legislating Boundaries" by Lauranett Lee LECTURE (2012): "Exploring 17th-Century Virginia: Legislating Boundaries and Creating Culture" examines how the lives of women and Africans became increasingly circumscribed in 17th-century Virginia. Lauranett L. Lee, Virginia Historical Society curator of African American history, spoke February 12, 2012 at Jamestown Settlement. An examination of Vi

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The Archaeology of Slave Quarters

"The Archaeology of Slave Quarters in Colonial Virginia" Lecture by Patricia Samford LECTURE (2013): "The Archaeology of Slave Quarters in Colonial Virginia" examines what artifacts and physical remains of slave quarters, in combination with historical research, can reveal about lives of enslaved people. Patricia Samford, Director of the Maryland Archeology Conservation Laboratory, discusse

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