| May 23, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The first time Lynn Ripley reached down and coaxed a piece of broken pottery from the dirt at her newly purchased York River farm, she just trying to tidy up the grounds.
But as the years passed, the Gloucester woman turned up so many arrowheads...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 7:24 AM
From the beginning, the first Africans who began arriving in Virginia in 1619 faced a harder life than the white indentured servants whose labors they shared.
Singled out by religion and the color of their skin, they were seen very early on as...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:17 AM
When the director of the Middle Passage port markers project arrives in Yorktown to give a talk about slavery Friday night, she'll find herself in the perfect place.
Though Old Point Comfort and Jamestown can lay claim to the first Africans in English...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Virginia residents can visit Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center an unlimited number of times throughout the entire year for the cost of a single-day ticket.
The museums’ American Heritage Annual Pass is available online to...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 4:46 AM
Once upon a time, Williamsburg's Grand Illumination was the Peninsula's undisputed champion of holiday crowds, pyrotechnics and merry-making.
Move over, colonials. Make room for Hollydazzle.
The Newport News celebration, happening Nov. 30 at City...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Nearly 232 years after Washington's momentous victory over the British at Yorktown, it can be hard for modern-day Americans to gauge the immensity of the changes unleashed by the Revolution.
The war itself was just one of many ways is which daily life...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 2:06 PM
Singer-songwriter Jason Spooner and the melodic rock act Scars on 45 will perform a free outdoor concert at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg on July 1, organizers announced Monday, June 6.
The concert is presented by The Tide WTYD-FM (92.3) and...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 8:50 AM
Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum which explores the world of America’s first permanent English colony. Visitors can see expansive gallery exhibits, get a glimpse into the culture of the Powhatan Indians and board replicas of the three ships...
| 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...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 10:03 AM
Thomas Nelson Community College offers all kinds of practical classes for those who want to gain a new skill. The Christopher Wren Association at William & Mary offers a unique program of classes on American history, local history, and the classics of art...