War in JamestownMore than 300 re-enactors representing...

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March 14, 1996|By Karin Remesch

War in Jamestown

More than 300 re-enactors representing soldiers from ancient times to the present will gather at Jamestown Settlement Saturday and Sunday for "Military Through the Ages," kicking off the 1996 season of special events and exhibits at the Jamestown Settlement and its sister museum, the Yorktown Victory Center in Virginia.

Together, Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center relate the story of America's beginnings -- from the four-month trans-Atlantic voyage that brought 104 men to Jamestown in 1607, through the British surrender at Yorktown in 1781, to the adoption of the Constitution and ratification of the Bill of Rights.

Admission to special events and exhibitions is included in the museums' general admission of $9 for adults and $4.25 for children 6 through 12 at Jamestown Settlement; $6.75 for adults and $3.25 for children at the Yorktown Victory Center. Children under 6 are free. A combination ticket for both museums is $12.50 for adults and $6 for children. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call (804-253-4838. Singer and puppeteer Lois Young, accompanied by her supporting cast of large, lovable puppet pals, will sing original songs about sharing, appreciation and consideration and about not being able to fall asleep and temper tantrums during two shows at 10 a.m. and 11: 30 a.m. Saturday at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa. The Wiggle Club event, geared to ages 3 to 5, concludes Longwood's winter "Fabulous Fun Days for Children."

Tickets, which include admission to the gardens, a Pot-a-Plant activity and self-guided plant hunt, are $8 for adults, $5 for ages 16 to 20, and $4 for ages 15 and younger. Call (610) 388-1000, Ext. 100. Celebrate the luck of the Irish Eastern Shore style with a St. Patrick's Day Parade beginning at noon Saturday at 61st Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Bands, floats and marching units will follow the parade route along Coastal Highway to the 45th Street Village. Enjoy a festival with a variety of food and drink after the parade until 6 p.m.

Call (410) 289-2800.

Pub Date: 3/14/96

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