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King James I

Howard Burnham portrays King James I in this dynamic five-part video series. Explore James’ childhood, his journey to the throne, the translation of the King James version of the Bible, political intrigue and the establishment of a British colony at Jamestown in Virginia.

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The Economics Of Jamestown

Young visitors investigate the economy of 17th-century Jamestown through inquiry with historical interpreters at Jamestown Settlement.

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The Story of the Sea Venture

Learn about the voyage of the Sea Venture, the flagship of a fleet that came to resupply the Jamestown colony in 1609. The Sea Venture was shipwrecked on Bermuda and the survivors built two new ships from the wreckage, arriving at Jamestown in 1610.  

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From Matchlock to Flintlock

Explore the mechanics of matchlock and flintlock muskets in this video about 17th- and 18th-century firearms. Make ready, present your piece, FIRE! Explore the mechanics of matchlock and flintlock muskets in this video about 17th- and 18th-century firearms. Historical interpreters present daily musket demonstrations in Jamestown Settlement’s re-created colonial fort and the American Revoluti

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Colonial Holiday Traditions

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 o

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Colonial Medicine

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Jeremiah Greenman

Revolutionary Soldier Thousands of men joined the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington. Most were from the middle and lower ranks of society and enlisted as privates. Learn about the hardships facing Jeremiah Greenman, an American soldier in the Revolutionary War. Teachers and parents, check out the Life of a Private lesson plans. Students learn why men join

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