To commemorate the 400th anniversary of glassmaking at Jamestown, a variety of special programs will be presented on the weekend of October 25 and 26 at Historic Jamestowne's Glasshouse. Historic Jamestowne and the Glasshouse are a unit of Colonial National Historical Park. These special activities will highlight the importance of the glass industry and its impact on the development of the first permanent settlement in English North America.
400 Years of Glassmaking
SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS
Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Visit the Glasshouse
In honor of the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown Glasshouse, the glassblowers have created a limited edition bull’s eye ornament that will be available for purchase during the anniversary weekend. Bull’s eye glass is an artifact of an era when window glass was mouth blown and was commonly found in windows of Colonial-era buildings.
9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – Meet the Glassblowers: Bull’s Eye Glass
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Jamestown’s Industrial Revolution
10:30 a.m. – Evolution of Wine Bottles
3:00 p.m. – Goblets
4:00 p.m. – Artifacts Found at the Jamestown Glasshouse
Sunday, October 26, 2008
2:00 p.m. – “Jamestown & Glassmaking, the First Industry in English North America”
About the Jamestown Glasshouse
Historic Jamestowne preserves and interprets the site of the first permanent English settlement in America and is jointly administered by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service - Colonial National Historical Park. Admission is $10.00 per adult, age 15 and younger is free, and includes all programming. National Park Service passports and APVA memberships are honored.
Historic Jamestowne is located at the western terminus of the Colonial Parkway; from I-64, take exit 242-A (Route 199) and follow the signs for Colonial Parkway/Jamestown. From southside, take the Jamestown Ferry and turn right onto Route 359, following the signs for Historic Jamestowne. For additional information, contact Colonial National Historical Park at 757-229-1733 or 757-898-2410, or visit our administrative partner the APVA via the internet at www.HistoricJamestowne.org.
Last updated: March 31, 2012