Jamestown Day Weekend 2016

 

Saturday May 14

9 a.m. –5 p.m.: Explore America's Birthplace. Discover the story of Jamestown by touring the Visitor Center exhibition gallery and the Natalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium Museum, Memorial Church, and archaeological site of the 1607 James Fort, and the waysides of New Towne.

9 a.m. –5 p.m.:Free Enterprise and Early Industries. Experience the work of craftsmen at the Glasshouse and James Fort site as they demonstrate glassmaking and blacksmithing as practiced during Jamestown's earliest years.

10 a.m. –12 noon: Children's Dig Box. This"field work" for children will be focused around a simulated archaeology dig. Here, kids will practice digging techniques, participate in screening activities and develop the knowledge necessary to identify archaeological features, artifacts and stratigraphy.

10 a.m. –4 p.m.: "The Buried Truth." Share in the moment of discovery at the original 1607 James Fort. Meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and learn about ongoing excavations and the latest discoveries.

10 a.m. –4 p.m.: Native Lifeways of the Chesapeake. Meet Dan Firehawk Abbott of the Nanticoke people of Maryland's Eastern Shore and learn about the material culture and life ways of the Tidewater Algonquians and their interactions with the settlers of Jamestown.

10 a.m. –4 p.m.: A New Life in the New World. Learn first-hand about the trials of the first English settlers and their experiences exploring the Chesapeake from Anas Todkill, one of the settlers that explored the bay with Capt. John Smith.

10 a.m. –4 p.m.: New Happenings at the Archaearium. Join the curatorial staff and view artifacts from the archaeological collection and learn of the stories of their discovery.

9:30 a.m. and 12 &2 p.m.: Ranger Walking Tour. Take a guided Park Ranger tour to gain unique perspectives on the history of Jamestown.

10:30 a.m. and 1:00 &3 p.m.: Archaeologist Walking Tour. Join an archaeologist for an in-depth tour of the 1607 fort site and learn about this season's excavations and new discoveries.


Sunday May 15

9 a.m. –5 p.m.: Explore America's Birthplace. Discover the story of Jamestown by touring the Visitor Center exhibition gallery and the Natalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium Museum, Memorial Church, and archaeological site of the 1607 James Fort, and the waysides of New Towne.

9 a.m. –5 p.m.:Free Enterprise and Early Industry. Experience the work of craftsmen at the Glasshouse as they demonstrate glassmaking as practiced during Jamestown's earliest years.

10 a.m. and 12:30 &3 p.m.: A Walk with Anthony Johnson.Join one of the earliest Africans to arrive in Virginia (1621)on a walking tour thru "New Town" as herelates his story from captive to a freeman living on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

12:00 p.m.: Ranger Walking Tour. Take a guided Park Ranger tour to gain unique perspectives on the history of Jamestown.

11:00 a.m. and 2 p.m.: Archaeologist Walking Tour. Join an archaeologist for an in-depth tour of the 1607 fort site and learn about this season's excavations and new discoveries.

Schedule subject to change.

 

Last updated: May 12, 2016

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