Autumn brings special programs to Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown including American Indian Heritage Celebration, Yorktown Victory Celebration and Family Frights.
The special American Indian Heritage Celebration at Jamestown Settlement set for Oct. 10-11 will feature live demonstrations, music, performances and storytelling honoring American Indian history and culture. This is a way explore Powhatan and Virginia Indian stories in a safe way.
The 239th anniversary of America’s 1781 victory at Yorktown will be celebrated Oct. 17 at the Yorktown Victory Center with Revolutionary War re-enactors, exhibits and outdoor living history plus artillery firings.
Family Frights returns to Jamestown Oct. 23- 24 when the outdoor areas of Jamestown Settlement are transformed with spooky settings. Separate times are from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.
There are also online learning experiences including Whiskey in America on Oct. 29; Agents of Change Educator Conference on Oct. 20-Oct. 23; and Unpacking the Past, a weekly webcast on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
For more information visit www.historyisfun.org.
Laymond North says
I enjoyed reading the memories about the Coliseum beginning. I would like to add a few myself. First I lived (near) the Coliseum. In those days we picked black berries from that area… how many people remember that The Blue Bird Gap Farm was originally on the other side of I-64?