| May 2, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Nobody knows exactly when a nameless 14-year-old English girl met her end during the deadly Starving Time at Jamestown — or when she was butchered by a desperate fellow colonist driven to unthinkable extremes by hunger.
She was already forgotten...
| May 7, 2013
Famed Smithsonian Institution forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley, whose study of cannibalism and Native American scalping rituals made him indispensable to confirming the first physical evidence of cannibalism at Jamestown last week, has contributed...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Few archaeological finds have been as sensational as the first physical evidence of cannibalism unearthed at Historic Jamestowne in 2012 and announced in a riveting press conference at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History on...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Hampton History Museum curator J. Michael Cobb has seen a lot of unusual objects wash up at historic Fort Wool during nearly three decades as the chief caretaker of the tiny island.
But when he was handed a small pipe found by a visitor on the jetty...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:27 AM
When you're digging in and around a churchyard that reaches back 400 years, you can expect to uncover more than the usual number of 6-foot-long ovals or rectangles signaling the presence of a grave shaft.
And in 20 years of probing the ground in and...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Historic Jamestowne and La Tienda are sponsoring a joint walking tour and wine reception on Thursday, June 20.
At “Jamestown — The Spanish Story Revealed,” participants will take a walking tour of the James Fort site and learn how...
| May 20, 2010
From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history.
1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....
| Apr 21, 2011
| 2:15 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:57 AM
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...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 9:55 AM
History is the core of the community. Colonial Williamsburg is America’s premier outdoor history museum, with 88 restored buildings spanning 300 acres. The College of William & Mary is the second oldest university in America and offers plays and...