Preparing victuals the 17th century way


November 17, 1991

"Foods and Feasts in 17th Century Virginia" will be featured Thanksgiving Day through Nov. 30 at Jamestown Settlement, where life in America's first permanent settlement is demonstrated.

On Friday a whole hog will be processed at James Fort, and vegetables, bread, meats and desserts will be prepared in traditional 17th century style. Aboard the Susan Constant you can learn about a 17th century seaman's diet. Stews and game birds will be roasted over an open fire at the Powhatan Indian village. You can also see an Indian dance group perform here on Saturday afternoon.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $7 for adults, $3.50 for ages 6 to 12. The museum is on Route 31 just southwest of Williamsburg. Call (804) 229-1607.

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