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May 8 at Jamestown Settlement

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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Explore Museum Galleries & Films: Enjoy an introductory film, 1607: A Nation Takes Root, and immersive gallery exhibits, featuring more than 500 artifacts, short films and interactive displays, which tell the Jamestown story in the context of the Powhatan Indian, English and West Central African cultures that converged in 1600s Virginia.

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Living-History Interpretive Demonstrations: Visit re-creations of a Paspahegh town, 1607 ships Godspeed and Discovery, and a fort where costumed historical interpreters present ongoing demonstrations, including period cooking, construction of a dugout canoe, matchlock musket-firing and, at 1 p.m., celestial navigation.

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Indigenous Arts Day Performances: This year in conjunction with “FOCUSED: A Century of Virginia Indian Resilience,” Indigenous Arts Day celebrates native culture through music, dance, and traditional and contemporary art. Outdoors on the museum mall, a variety of native artists will display and demonstrate their work, which will be available for purchase.

10 a.m.1 p.m.4 p.m.
Red Crooked Sky American Indian Dance Troupe (Nansemond, ​Chickahominy, Cherokee and Kiowa/Ponca​) & Stoney Creek Singers (Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee and Waccamaw-Siouan​)​

11 a.m.2 p.m.
Native Flute by Nathan Elliott (Nottaway)

12 p.m.3 p.m.
Hoop Dancing by Meredith Schramm (Omaha)

Visiting Jamestown Settlement

Event activities are included with admission to Jamestown Settlement: $18.00 for adults and $9.00 for ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and under. Residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg, including William & Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency.

Museum operations have been adapted for everyone’s health and safety with protective protocols. Admission tickets can be purchased online on the eStore or in person, following safety protocols.