Learn about the cultures of the Powhatan Indians, Europeans and Africans who converged in 1600s Virginia and trace Jamestown’s beg
Gain a new perspective on the Revolutionary period, from colonial unrest to the formation of the new nation. Get a sense of everyd
Preview past and current special exhibitions, and delve into in-depth explorations of 17th and 18th century America with our insig
Learn more about teacher programs, student groups, and utilize videos that have been specially selected for the classroom setting.
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Listen to historical overviews, lectures and interviews related to life in colonial and revolutionary America.
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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.”
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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.
An Electronic Classroom Adventure for Teachers and Students The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation partnered with WHRO in 2007 to create a series of five educational videos about Jamestown.>> Eat Like a Powhatan Activity Sheet
These films envision the conversations of Generals George Washington and Charles Cornwallis, as they reflect on the American Revolution and their pivotal role in how it plays out.