AUGUST 2021
Beat the heat for a cool history retreat at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. See what we've planned to round out your summer experience with upcoming special events, exhibits and educational programs.
AFRICAN ARRIVAL
COMMEMORATION
Join us at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 21 at Jamestown Settlement for an afternoon of reflection, artistic expression and community conversation during a special commemorative event honoring the 1619 arrival of the first recorded Africans to Virginia. A special 90-minute program shares the story of the African arrival, a performance by Claves Unidos and panel discussion on the African diaspora in 21st-century arts and culture. Learn more about this special event and purchase tickets.
'BEHIND THE SCENES'
NEW SPECIAL EXHIBIT
Take a “Behind the Scenes” look at the people of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in a new exhibit opening August 20 at Jamestown Settlement. Through the lens of photographer Michael Taylor of Sigmon Taylor Photography, the exhibit features portraits of curators, historians, tailors and technicians, alongside interpreters and managers who make history come alive for thousands of museum guests each day. Learn more about this special exhibit included with museum admission.
HOMESCHOOL
PROGRAM DAYS
Homeschool Program Days return September 4-19, offering unlimited admission to visit both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown for only $13 per family member. Homeschool families can also pre-register for 90-minute guided tours with a museum educator on select dates. Learn more and view the wide variety of tours and education stations offered.
'BE THE CHANGE'
YOUTH SUMMIT
Apply now for “Be the Change,” a youth service summit November 11-14 at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, bringing together high school students and their educators from across Virginia to focus on leadership, service and civic responsibility – inspiring them to take action by developing projects to improve their community. Learn more about this program and how to apply.
REAL HISTORY. RIGHT NOW.
Discover real history, right now in expansive gallery exhibits and re-created living-history settings offering a safe and enjoyable museum experience from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
JYF Museums
We're 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 outdoor living-history areas. To help preserve our shared past and shape future generations, support the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc. Annual Fund today.
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