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Historic Jamestowne

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  • Decoding the mystery of the Jamestown sturgeon

     Decoding the mystery of the Jamestown sturgeon
    Archaeologists probing the early James Fort kitchen where they unearthed evidence of cannibalism this past year have discovered an earlier layer of artifacts showing that — just months before the Starving Time of 1609-10 — the colonists were...
  • National parks offer free admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    National parks offer free admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    National parks will waive admission costs on Monday, Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Locally, national parks include Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. You can find a complete list of national parks that will waive fees on the...
  • GUIDE: Veterans Day freebies and discounts

    GUIDE: Veterans Day freebies and discounts
    Dozens of local and national retailers and restaurants are offering discounts and freebies to veteran and active duty military members for Veterans Day. Here is a look at some of them. Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their...
  • Colonial foodways explored Nov. 28-30 in Jamestown and Yorktown

    Colonial foodways explored Nov. 28-30 in Jamestown and Yorktown
    Programs at the Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center this week explore foodways of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia. The three-day event begins Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 30. At Jamestown Settlement,...
  • 'Seed to Stalk' program digs into Virginia agriculture

    'Seed to Stalk' program digs into Virginia agriculture
    During June, agricultural practices of the Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia, from the types of tools used to the crops grown, will be explored in June at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown...
  • Free admission to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield

    Free admission to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield
    In celebration of the official first day of summer, the National Park Service is waiving fees at all national parks Tuesday, June 21. Locally, fees will be waived at Colonial National Historical Park, which includes Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown...
  • Living Here: History museums and sites

    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Filling in the blanks at James Fort

    Filling in the blanks at James Fort
    When a place reaches as far back as Jamestown, the dirt can teem with secrets. Nearly every time archaeologists open a hole on this ancient stretch of riverfront land, they find a jumbled puzzle of subterranean clues reflecting every change that has...
  • Early Jamestown had way with mud

    Early Jamestown had way with mud
    More than 400 years after America’s first permanent English settlement rose from the ground, archaeologists are combining local clay, loam and black needle rush grass in an experimental effort to recreate the unique method used to construct some...
  • Never forget: History museums

    From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history. HISTORY MUSEUMS 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....
  • Save some green, get freebies on Earth Day

    Save some green, get freebies on Earth Day
    If you missed the free offers in honor of tax day, you have another chance to score themed swag on Friday. Earth Day is a chance to save everything green, including the dollars in your pocket. Here are some of the free and discount offers available in...