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in History, What's New

April 3, 2014

What gift would you bring to the wedding of Pocahontas?

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 »

in Features, History, Research, Visit & Events, What's New

December 3, 2013

Skilled with a needle?
This special “wedding” event needs you.

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.

Embroidery sample

Embroiderers of all … Continue Reading »

in Visit & Events, What's New

October 1, 2013

Find your way around the Colonial Parkway shutdown

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 »

in History

February 22, 2012

What was life like at James Fort?

Jamestown Island’s interpretive program, “Life at James Fort” offers insight on survival inside James Fort in 17th-century Virginia.

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 »

in Multimedia, Podcasts

September 12, 2011

New podcast: Spies at Jamestown

Spanish spies had their eyes on the fledgling colony at Jamestown in 1611. Miguel Girona tells the story of Don Diego De Molina, a Spanish spy captured and held prisoner in Virginia for four years.

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in Podcasts, What's New

August 15, 2011

Ancient Armor: Forgotten and Found Again

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.

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