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January 22, 2010
Living History Programs Highlight African-American History Month at Historic Jamestowne
No abstract supplied.

November 05, 2009
Werowocomoco Talk at Historic Jamestowne November 8
In honor of American Indian Heritage Month, Dr. Martin Gallivan will speak on “Werowocomoco, Capital of the Powhatan Chiefdom” at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center on Sunday, November 8 at 2 p.m.

November 05, 2009
National Parks Waive Fees for Veterans Day on Wednesday November 11
No abstract supplied.

October 02, 2009
Author Ray Raphael to Speak on the Aftermath of Yorktown on October 10
On Saturday, October 10 at 1:15 p.m., author Ray Raphael will speak on “Beyond Yorktown: Extending the Story,” at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.

September 30, 2009
Historic Jamestowne Archaeology Day on Saturday, October 3
Jamestown Archaeology is the theme of special programming at Historic Jamestowne on Saturday, October 3 in observance of Virginia Archaeology Month. Sponsored by the National Park Service and Preservation Virginia, a variety of programs will be offered at the site that day, including the opportunity to dig in the Jamestown Archeology Dig Box, go on an artifact quest, and watch archaeologists at work in the 1607 James Fort archaeological site.

September 08, 2009
Bacon's Rebellion Program at Historic Jamestowne
No abstract supplied.

August 05, 2009
Historic Jamestown Commemorates the 1619 Arrival of the First Africans
No abstract supplied.

July 14, 2009
First Assembly Day Remembered at Historic Jamestowne on July 30
On Thursday, July 30, 2009, Historic Jamestowne will commemorate First Assembly Day, the anniversary of the first legislative assembly in English North America.

July 13, 2009
Recreated 18th-Century Artillery Units To Perform at Yorktown Battlefield July 18-19
On Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, 2009, Revolutionary War re-enactment units will demonstrate the firing of a reproduction 18th-century siege cannon on the Yorktown Battlefield, near the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.

June 15, 2009
National Park Service Offers Fee-Free Weekends
No abstract supplied.

February 20, 2009
Historic Triangle Shuttle Available March 16 - November 1
The Historic Triangle Shuttle, the public transportation service connecting America’s Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown, will operate daily between March 16 and November 1 in 2009.

October 15, 2008
Yorktown Anniversary Celebration
Events on October 18-19 on the Yorktown Battlefield and throughout the historic village of Yorktown mark 227th anniversary of the climactic battle of the American Revolution.

September 11, 2008
Bacon's Rebellion Program
No abstract supplied.

September 11, 2008
Prelude to Victory Program at Yorktown Battlefield
No abstract supplied.

June 03, 2008
Lambs Artillery Performs June 8
No abstract supplied.

May 01, 2008
Lord Cornwallis Returns to Yorktown
No abstract supplied.

April 28, 2008
Lambs Artillery
No abstract supplied.

April 24, 2008
Colonial Parkway Repair Work
The Colonial Parkway will be closed between the traffic circle at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center and Newport Avenue from Monday, April 28 until Friday, May 2 for emergency repair work

April 18, 2008
Jamestown Landing Day
No abstract supplied.

February 11, 2008
African-American History Month Program
No abstract supplied.

January 11, 2008
Historic Triangle Shuttle Schedule 2008
The Historic Triangle Shuttle, the transportation service connecting America’s Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown, will operate daily between March 17 and October 31 in 2008. 

December 19, 2007
Colonial National Historical Parks Holiday Hours
The Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield units of Colonial National Historical Park will close at 2 p.m. on December 24 and will be closed all day on December 25 and January 1.

Did You Know?

A raccoon searching for food among shoreline rocks

The words opossum, raccoon, persimmon and Chesapeake are not English words, but rather Algonquian words, the language of the Powhatan Indians of the Chesapeake Bay area. John Smith, William Strachey and others published list of various Indian words.