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When the director of the Middle Passage port markers project arrives in Yorktown to give a talk about slavery Friday night, she'll find herself in the perfect place. Though Old Point Comfort and Jamestown can lay claim to the first Africans in English...
From the beginning, the first Africans who began arriving in Virginia in 1619 faced a harder life than the white indentured servants whose labors they shared. Singled out by religion and the color of their skin, they were seen very early on as...
The first time Lynn Ripley reached down and coaxed a piece of broken pottery from the dirt at her newly purchased York River farm, she just trying to tidy up the grounds. But as the years passed, the Gloucester woman turned up so many arrowheads...
757-247-4783Engraved by Flemish artist Theodor de Bry from watercolors produced by Roanoke Island colonist John White, these images show Algonquin Indian settlements in North Carolina. Scholars believe Kecoughtan and other Powhatan villages would have been similar,...
Washington ZooLights Spend the holidays with some furry creatures and scaly critters at ZooLights, which features animal sculptures composed of environmentally friendly lights. Animal houses will stay open during this seasonal event, and gingerbread...
The holiday season is upon us. Why stay in this Christmas when there's so much to do? Quit roasting chestnuts and get old Jack Frost off your nose. Bundle up, pack your overnight bag and take a quick trip. We've found some of the best places in and around...
An icon of Blacksburg history will undergo a $3 million restoration project. The Alexander Black House was built in 1897 by a descendant of the Black family. The Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation announced Thursday that it's kicking off a $1.5...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesDespite her legendary status, Pocahontas is all but ignored. VIRGINIA Jamestown, Va. — RACHEL SECAN came to Jamestown wearing her Pocahontas costume and pink snow boots. She was hoping to see something about her favorite Indian princess. Why...
During June, agricultural practices of the Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia, from the types of tools used to the crops grown, will be explored in June at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown...
Singer-songwriter Jason Spooner and the melodic rock act Scars on 45 will perform a free outdoor concert at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg on July 1, organizers announced Monday, June 6. The concert is presented by The Tide WTYD-FM (92.3) and...
Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum which explores the world of America’s first permanent English colony. Visitors can see expansive gallery exhibits, get a glimpse into the culture of the Powhatan Indians and board replicas of the three ships...
Daily PressThomas Nelson Community College offers all kinds of practical classes for those who want to gain a new skill. The Christopher Wren Association at William & Mary offers a unique program of classes on American history, local history, and the classics of art...
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