October 1, 2020
At Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown this fall season, discover new ways to connect with the stories of our shared history – all from a safe social distance. Autumn brings an array of events and unexpected experiences to the museums, like Virginia Opera’s pop-up performance at Jamestown Settlement on October 6 or special demonstrations of how to create beautifully colored fabrics using natural dyes on October 17 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. With a variety of tickets and package options, its easy to plan your fall escape.
MUSEUM SPECIAL EVENTS
AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION
SPECIAL WEEKEND EVENT • OCTOBER 10 & 11

Join in a special American Indian Heritage Celebration October 10 & 11 at Jamestown Settlement, featuring live demonstrations, music, performances and storytelling honoring American Indian history and culture. Safely enjoy event activities and explore stories of Powhatan and Virginia Indians in permanent indoor gallery exhibits and outdoor living-history – with new protective protocols and social-distancing procedures.
YORKTOWN VICTORY CELEBRATION
SPECIAL ONE-DAY EVENT • OCTOBER 17

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown salutes the 239th anniversary of America’s momentous 1781 victory at Yorktown with a one-day Yorktown Victory Celebration event October 17 featuring Revolutionary War re-enactors, immersive exhibits and outdoor living-history – plus not-to-miss artillery firings! After marking this historic occasion at our museum, take a trolley to explore Historic Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield.
FAMILY FRIGHTS
LIMITED TICKET EVENT • OCTOBER 23 & 24

Enjoy a family-friendly scary good time October 23 & 24 as Family Frights returns to Jamestown Settlement with frightful fun in outdoor areas transformed into spooky settings. This year's event has been adapted to ensure a safe environment for everyone – with mandatory protective masks and reduced capacity at separate sessions from 6-7:30 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance online.
VIRTUAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES
WHISKEY IN AMERICA
VIRTUAL LECTURE • OCTOBER 29 • 7 P.M.

A limited number of reservations are now available for viewers to join Curatorial Director Luke Pecoraro for a free virtual lecture October 29 at 7 p.m. exploring Whiskey in America: Education and Libation and how distilled products were made in colonial America – drawing from the object biography of our recently acquired rare, 100-gallon capacity, 18th-century stamped copper still. Advance registration is required.
AGENTS OF CHANGE
EDUCATOR CONFERENCE • OCTOBER 20-23

With a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions, Agents of Change, Vote for a Reason brings together high school teachers virtually from across the country for a free professional development online conference October 20-23 that will focus on historical resources for teaching students the importance of voting – using the Presidential Election of 1800 as a backdrop. Advance registration is required.
UNPACKING THE PAST
WEEKLY WEBCAST • WEDNESDAYS • 10 A.M.

Perfect for kids and families or teachers and students this fall, Unpacking the Past offers free online educational programs that take viewers on a journey to discover the history, cultures, relationships and events that shaped Virginia and the United States. Join in interactive live learning sessions Wednesdays at 10 a.m. as museum educators explore “A Soldier’s Backpack” on October 7 and “Draw Back Your Bow” on October 14.
Our team is working harder than ever to keep history alive. From preserving our world-class museum collection, to on-site and online education efforts and maintenance in re-created outdoor living-history areas, the Annual Fund supports our most urgent needs. To help us face our immediate challenges and keep our shared history alive for future generations, please consider a gift to the Annual Fund today.
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