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  • Battlefield Virginia

    From the heavy guns of a seacoast fort through battle-scarred Yorktown and the swampy outskirts of Richmond, the Virginia Peninsula tells the story of a massive war campaign and the evolution of warfare. Along this finger of land cut by the York and...
  • Make a pinwheel: A popular toy through the centuries

    Did you know that pinwheels, made from wood, paper or other materials, have been played with by kids for hundreds of years? Pinwheels were certainly familiar to children of Jamestown in the 1600s and Yorktown during the American Revolution. Make your...
  • Jamestown-Yorktown

    What: Pastimes of Colonial Virginia Where: Jamestown Settlement on State Route 31 in James City County and Yorktown Victory Center at the Yorktown waterfront (on the hill toward the Colonial Parkway). When: Aug. 1-31 What happens: Family-style games,...
  • Kid-friendly fun places and things to do

    Looking for nearby things to do with the youngsters in your life? Here are some ways parents and grandparents can keep kids active, entertained and happy during summer vacation. BEACHES Huntington Park in Newport News Yorktown in York County...
  • 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....
  • The biggest and best festivals: Slurp an oyster, talk like a pirate, celebrate diversity, relax to music, support a local artist.

    Slurp an oyster, talk like a pirate, celebrate diversity, relax to music, support a local artist. JUNE Norfolk Harborfest. June 11-13. One of the region's largest festivals. National and local music acts, Parade of Sail, food and crafts. Town Point...
  • City Guide: York

    York County is truly a hybrid community — at the same time modern and steeped in American history. Nestled along the York River and extending west to Williamsburg's doorstep, York comprises the easternmost corner of the Historic Triangle, which...
  • York County, Virginia

    With miles of riverfront real estate, York is one of Virginia's most picturesque counties but it's the third-smallest in square miles of Virginia's 95 counties. And with two major bases -- the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station and the CIA's Camp Peary --...
  • Culpeper woman named to board seat

    Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has appointed a Culpeper woman to a four-year term on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees, officials said Wednesday. Constance R. Kincheloe will succeed Laura R. Wright of Richmond for the seat on the board....
  • 2001 Citizen of the Year: Alan Diamonstein

    Alan Diamonstein could give politicians a good name. He is a mover and shaker, for sure. A power broker par excellence. But the beneficiaries of his political savvy are ordinary people: children in public schools, moderate-income families who dream of...
  • Hampton archive: A Yuletide feast to remember

    Engraved by Flemish artist Theodor de Bry from watercolors produced by Roanoke Island colonist John White, these images show Algonquin Indian settlements in North Carolina. Scholars believe Kecoughtan and other Powhatan villages would have been similar,...