Posts Tagged ‘jamestown’
April 3, 2014
By Áine Cain
Don’t forget to save the date and RSVP to the wedding of early America’s ultimate power couple — John Rolfe and Pocahontas.
On April 5, 400 years after the original nuptials, you can witness the marriage of kidnapped Powhatan princess Pocahontas — also called Matoaka or Rebecca — and pioneering Virginia tobacco planter … Continue Reading »
December 3, 2013
Historic Jamestowne is planning a special event on April 5, 2014 – the reenacted wedding of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, marking the 400th anniversary of the legendary nuptials. In a collaboration between Historic Jamestowne and the Colonial Williamsburg Costume Design Center, Pocahontas’ wedding jacket also will be recreated with help from volunteers.
Embroiderers of all … Continue Reading »
October 1, 2013
Motorists planning to travel to Colonial Williamsburg should be aware that portions of the Colonial Parkway may close unexpectedly due to the government shutdown. According to the National Park Service, the parkway will be closed in phases, beginning with the portion between Jamestown and Route 199/Kingspoint.
More sections will be closed as the government shutdown remains … Continue Reading »
February 22, 2012
In this program, guests meet 17th-century resident, Anas Todkill, and learn about his experiences as one of the first English settlers at Jamestown during the program, “‘all our provision was brought ashore’: Life at James Fort.” This … Continue Reading »
September 12, 2011
August 15, 2011
A broken helmet is discarded and forgotten, only to be resurrected 400 years later by curious archaeologists on Jamestown Island. Listen as curator Michael Lavin describes the effort in this week’s podcast.