| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 12:08 PM
Attractions Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, Water Country USA, Go Karts Plus, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Berkeley Plantation, Sherwood Forest Plantation, Shirley Plantation, Williamsburg Winery
Shopping Merchants Square, Williamsburg Shopping...
| 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...