• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia


The Oxford English Dictionary defines history as "a narrative of past events, account, tale or story". Over the years, Historic Jamestowne staff members have researched and written dozens of short papers on various historical themes. Whether biographies of well-known Jamestown personalities, explanations of early industries or a time-line related to a site-specific topic, these fact sheets are your portal to Jamestown's past. The park rangers of Colonial NHP hope you find these short papers useful and welcome suggestions for other topics to include in this section.

Did You Know?


A bald eagle’s feathers are lightweight, yet strong and flexible. The birds approximately 7,000 feathers provide waterproofing and protect it from extreme temperatures by trapping layers of air.