FEBRUARY 2021
Winter is full of wonder at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown as February offers a deeper look at the stories of early Americans and their fortitude in shaping our nation. Tour a new special exhibition in collaboration with Virginia Indian tribal communities, engage with African-American history and culture, and discover a new way for families to experience our shared history on site and online.
NEW 'FOCUSED' EXHIBITION TO OPEN AT JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT
Jamestown Settlement's long-awaited FOCUSED: A Century of Virginia Indian Resilience special yearlong exhibition debuts February 4, presenting personal and professional photography collections in collaboration with Virginia Indian tribal communities that charts a century of change through visual storytelling – from the passage and repeal of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 to state and federal recognition today. A behind-the-scenes video offering a sneak peek into this new exhibition is available to view online.
MUSEUM EXPERIENCES HONOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY
Each February (and throughout the year) African-American Cultural Heritage is honored in gallery exhibits, films and programming that recounts the experiences of Africans and African Americans in early America, from the first known West Central Africans in Virginia in 1619 to the contributions of African Americans during the Revolutionary War. Throughout the month, Jamestown Settlement will offer educational programs featuring reproduction objects, images and documents on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
SPECIAL EVENT CELEBRATES LEGACIES OF FIRST AFRICANS
After Angelo returns to Jamestown Settlement on Saturday, February 27, for a special one-day event honoring the legacy of the first African woman mentioned by name in the historical record at Jamestown – featuring a lively celebration of African-American culture and heritage through art, music, storytelling and conversation. A “Many Voices/One Story” community discussion with Christy S. Coleman at 2 p.m. examines the importance of including cultural perspectives in teaching America’s history.
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FAMILY-FOCUSED EXPERIENCE
Spring Into History this March 13-28 with a new way for families to explore 17th- and 18th-century Virginia history through a blend of in-person educational programs, virtual learning activities and access to a guided tour with a museum educator. Enjoy special admission to this interactive learning opportunity that is designed to meet Virginia Standards of Learning and focuses on history, science and exploration for students in their quest to continue learning about early American history outside of the classroom.
REAL HISTORY. RIGHT NOW.
Established protective protocols allow visitors to tour expansive gallery exhibits from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, take in dramatic films and explore dynamic interactives capturing the cultural convergence of the Virginia Indians, Europeans and West Central Africans in early America and extraordinary experiences of ordinary citizens and soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Engage with living-history outdoors from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in re-creations of a Paspahegh town, colonial fort and English ships at Jamestown Settlement or Revolution-era farm and Continental Army encampment at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
HELP KEEP OUR SHARED HISTORY ALIVE
We're working harder than ever to keep history alive, from preserving a world-class museum collection, to on-site and online education efforts and maintenance in re-created living-history areas. To help us face our immediate challenges and keep our shared history alive for future generations, support the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc. Annual Fund today.
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