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Cheryl L. Wilson Named Executive Director of Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., December 17, 2021 – Cheryl L. Wilson, a nationally recognized leader of Virginia historical commemorations, has been named executive director for the Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission. The Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission is charged with the statewide observance of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War and the indepen

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Director’s Series Launches in 2022 at Jamestown Settlement Featuring Six Conversations with Prominent Scholars and Public Figures

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., December 15, 2021 – The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation will launch a six-part Director’s Series at Jamestown Settlement in 2022, featuring Executive Director Christy S. Coleman engaging in lively and enlightening conversations with some of the nation’s most prominent scholars and public figures. The first program debuts January 19. The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an educati

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Celebrate ‘Christmastide in Virginia’ December 18-31 at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., December 7, 2021 — ’Tis the season to celebrate “Christmastide in Virginia” December 18-31 at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Experience 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and festive musical entertainment of the period. Outdoor living-history areas at both museums are open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, a

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Virginia Indian History, Past and Present, on Display at Jamestown Settlement in Gallery Exhibits, Interpretive Programs and ‘FOCUSED’ Special Exhibition

[caption id="attachment_38148" align="aligncenter" width="594"] A view inside Jamestown Settlement's "FOCUSED: A Century of Virginia Indian Resilience" special exhibition, on display through March 25, 2022.[/caption] WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 9, 2021 – Discover the stories of Virginia Indians, from past to present, at Jamestown Settlement during Native American Heritage Month in November.

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Multi-Day Salute October 16-19 Honors America’s Decisive Revolutionary War Victory at Yorktown With Programs & Events at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Yorktown Battlefield and Historic Yorktown

YORKTOWN, Va., October 8, 2021 — The 240th anniversary of America’s decisive Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown will be celebrated Saturday through Tuesday, October 16-19, with a multi-day salute of events and activities at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Yorktown Battlefield and Historic Yorktown. On October 19, 1781, following a nine-day bombardment, British forces in Yorktown

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It’s Back to ‘Homeschool Program Days’ September 4-19 at Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown With Special Two-Week Admission

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., August 31, 2021 – Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will offer special admission September 4-19 during “Homeschool Program Days,” an annual opportunity for homeschooling families to explore 17th- and 18th-century Virginia history with a variety of in-person educational programs. Homeschool students can discover the story of America’s beginnin

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Jamestown Settlement to Commemorate 1619 African Arrival to Virginia Presenting a Special Program of Performances, Panel Discussion on August 21

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., August 13, 2021 – Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia, will host a special commemoration of the 1619 arrival of the first recorded Africans to Virginia on Saturday, August 21 with a 90-minute afternoon program of reflection, artistic expression and community conversation. The program, “Acknowledge the Past, Embrace the Future,” will begin outdoors on the m

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‘Liberty Celebration’ Salutes July 4 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

YORKTOWN, Va., June 21, 2021 – This Fourth of July, salute the 245th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence during Liberty Celebration at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 4, visitors can enjoy interpretive programs, artillery demonstrations and learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed the Declaration

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United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo to Speak June 5 at Jamestown Settlement in Conjunction with ‘FOCUSED’ Exhibition

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 17, 2021 – Joy Harjo, the 23rd United States Poet Laureate and the first American Indian to hold the position, will speak on Saturday, June 5 at Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture. The program is being held in conjunction with the yearlong special exhibition, “FOCUSED: A Century of Virginia Indian Resilience.” [caption id="attachme

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Jamestown Day Marked on May 8 at Jamestown Settlement with Interpretive Programs and Indigenous Arts

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 30, 2021 – Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, will mark Jamestown Day on Saturday, May 8, commemorating the 414th anniversary of the 1607 founding of America’s first permanent English colony with a variety of family friendly interpretive programs, military salutes, maritime demonstrations, accompanied by special Indigenous Arts Day

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This Spring Take a Break from Modern-Day at Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 26, 2021 – Set sail on a voyage of discovery and seize the revolutionary spirit this spring at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, two history museums that present early American history through innovative galleries and films and immersive living history. At Jamestown Settlement, discover the world of America’s first permanent English co

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‘Military Through the Ages’ Returns to Jamestown Settlement March 20-21, Weekend Event Adapted for Safety

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 12, 2021 – Make ready for centuries of military history in one weekend during Jamestown Settlement’s “Military Through the Ages” event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day on Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21. The time-honored weekend event, held every year since 1984 and cancelled for the first time last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, will once again return to the g

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‘Talking History’ Lecture Series Launches March 11 at Jamestown Settlement with a Look at Virginia Indian Women in Leadership

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 5, 2021 – Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are proud to present a new “Talking History” Lecture Series in 2021, offering free public lectures that link historical storylines shared at both museums with present day. The series launches on Thursday, March 11, at Jamestown Settlement as Diana Gates (Nottoway), managing senior tribal speci

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Names Mariruth Leftwich as Senior Director of Museum Operations and Education

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., February 23, 2021 – Dr. Mariruth Leftwich, an internationally known leader in the museum and education profession, will join the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a nationally accredited Virginia state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, as the senior director of Museum Operations and Education in March. “We’re thrilled Dr. M

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‘After Angelo’ Special Event on February 27 at Jamestown Settlement Culminates a Month of African-American Exhibits & Education Programs

  WILLIAMSBURG, Va., February 1, 2021 – Throughout the year and in honor of Black History Month in February, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown present gallery exhibits, films and educational programs that recount the experiences of Africans and African Americans in early America, from the first known West Central Africans in Virginia in 1619 to the con

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Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Names Glenda H. Turner as Senior Director of Marketing and Public Relations

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., January 22, 2021 – Glenda H. Turner, a leader in consumer marketing and advertising, will join the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a nationally accredited Virginia state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, as senior director of marketing and public relations in February. [caption id="attachment_35710" align="alignright" wid

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