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June 12, 1994
American Indians from Virginia and other states will be at Jamestown Settlement near Williamsburg, Va., for the fifth annual Virginia Indian Heritage Festival June 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include traditional Indian dance, music, crafts, children's activities, storytelling and food. A noon ceremony features a grand entry of tribal leaders, flag bearers and Virginia Indian dance groups. Admission is $7.50 for adults; $3.75 for children. Jamestown Settlement is on state Route 3 southwest of Williamsburg.
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By Brittany Santarpio, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2011
Last week, TripAdvisor named Williamsburg, Va., as the top place for families to discover. The Virginia's Historic Triangle includes Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Amusement Park and Jamestown Settlement. Those wanting to get a jump on visiting the area can head into the past this weekend when history repeats itself as hundreds of re-enactors charge the battlefield during Jamestown Settlement's annual "Military Through the Ages. " Pseudo soldiers guard enemy lines as they depict wars from the 18th century to today.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Dorothy Fleetwood | November 23, 1995
As most of us enjoy a sumptuous feast at our own Thanksgiving tables, interpreters at Jamestown Settlement near Williamsburg, Va., re-create a 17th-century feast."
NEWS
By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun Reporter | May 5, 2007
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- It seemed most appropriate that Queen Elizabeth II should arrive here, a place of cobblestone streets and brick storefronts frozen in time, where people in period-piece costumes talk as if they're still in the 17th-century British settlement. "Hail the Queen," someone shouted from a crowd gathered to see Her Majesty's entrance into the Governor's Palace, where she dined with the likes of Vice President Dick Cheney and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
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By Karin Remesch | March 14, 1996
War in JamestownMore 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.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood | December 18, 1994
Twelve regional garden clubs decorated Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Va., for the Christmas season. A property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the house museum is open free of charge during the holidays through Dec. 22 and Dec. 26-30.Eight of the garden clubs are competing in a tree-decorating contest and each room of the mansion and the hallway will have its own decorated tree. Before Christmas, there will be live musical entertainment. Hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
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By Teara D. Quamina | May 7, 1998
Eariest AmericaExplore 17th century English and Powhatan Indian cultures at Jamestown Settlement on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 391st Anniversary Celebration of the founding of America's first permanent English colony during Jamestown Landing Day. "The Legacy of Jamestown" theme will address the historical impact of English settlement in America. Activities include portrayals of English settlers, speeches, town meetings and birthday cake.Jamestown Settlement is on State Route 31 South at the Colonial Parkway.
NEWS
By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun Reporter | May 5, 2007
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- It seemed most appropriate that Queen Elizabeth II should arrive here, a place of cobblestone streets and brick storefronts frozen in time, where people in period-piece costumes talk as if they're still in the 17th-century British settlement. "Hail the Queen," someone shouted from a crowd gathered to see Her Majesty's entrance into the Governor's Palace, where she dined with the likes of Vice President Dick Cheney and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Staff Writer | March 15, 1992
"Military Through the Ages" presents a review of military warfare over the past 2,000 years from Boudicca's rebellion, the Celtic revolt against Roman rule in Britain in 61 A.D., to the Vietnam War. The annual event will be held next weekend at Jamestown Settlement near Williamsburg, Va.Jamestown Settlement's own re-enactment group, the Company of James Fort, will act as host of the annual event, which will draw more than 30 re-enactment groups from across the country. You can see units representing the Viking era, the First Crusade, the Jacobite rebellion, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War and both world wars.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | January 12, 1997
Mayo Elementary School students seem an unlikely elite, hardly the children whose test scores would be expected to turn heads.But the middle-class youngsters from the semirural South County community outperformed every Anne Arundel County elementary school on the 1996 Maryland School Performance Assessment Program exams. Mayo has been among the top-performing schools in the state year after year.A parade of teachers and principals from around the state has made the pilgrimage to the 61-year-old school in search of the educational grail.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Teara D. Quamina | May 7, 1998
Eariest AmericaExplore 17th century English and Powhatan Indian cultures at Jamestown Settlement on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 391st Anniversary Celebration of the founding of America's first permanent English colony during Jamestown Landing Day. "The Legacy of Jamestown" theme will address the historical impact of English settlement in America. Activities include portrayals of English settlers, speeches, town meetings and birthday cake.Jamestown Settlement is on State Route 31 South at the Colonial Parkway.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | January 12, 1997
Mayo Elementary School students seem an unlikely elite, hardly the children whose test scores would be expected to turn heads.But the middle-class youngsters from the semirural South County community outperformed every Anne Arundel County elementary school on the 1996 Maryland School Performance Assessment Program exams. Mayo has been among the top-performing schools in the state year after year.A parade of teachers and principals from around the state has made the pilgrimage to the 61-year-old school in search of the educational grail.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | March 14, 1996
War in JamestownMore 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dorothy Fleetwood | November 23, 1995
As most of us enjoy a sumptuous feast at our own Thanksgiving tables, interpreters at Jamestown Settlement near Williamsburg, Va., re-create a 17th-century feast."
FEATURES
By Dorothy Fleetwood | December 18, 1994
Twelve regional garden clubs decorated Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Va., for the Christmas season. A property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the house museum is open free of charge during the holidays through Dec. 22 and Dec. 26-30.Eight of the garden clubs are competing in a tree-decorating contest and each room of the mansion and the hallway will have its own decorated tree. Before Christmas, there will be live musical entertainment. Hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
FEATURES
June 12, 1994
American Indians from Virginia and other states will be at Jamestown Settlement near Williamsburg, Va., for the fifth annual Virginia Indian Heritage Festival June 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include traditional Indian dance, music, crafts, children's activities, storytelling and food. A noon ceremony features a grand entry of tribal leaders, flag bearers and Virginia Indian dance groups. Admission is $7.50 for adults; $3.75 for children. Jamestown Settlement is on state Route 3 southwest of Williamsburg.
FEATURES
By Dorothy Fleetwood | March 10, 1991
As the drab days of February yield to the winds of March, kite festivals are popular events. One of the best will be held next Sunday at Gunston Hall in Lorton, Va., the Colonial plantation of George Mason, known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights."The 5,000 original acres owned by Mason are now reduced to 550, but the plantation remains pretty much intact, with a fine manor house filled with 18th century furnishings, restored kitchen yard and schoolhouse, the famous boxwood garden, nature trail and family graveyard.
NEWS
By Brittany Santarpio, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2011
Last week, TripAdvisor named Williamsburg, Va., as the top place for families to discover. The Virginia's Historic Triangle includes Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Amusement Park and Jamestown Settlement. Those wanting to get a jump on visiting the area can head into the past this weekend when history repeats itself as hundreds of re-enactors charge the battlefield during Jamestown Settlement's annual "Military Through the Ages. " Pseudo soldiers guard enemy lines as they depict wars from the 18th century to today.
FEATURES
By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Staff Writer | March 15, 1992
"Military Through the Ages" presents a review of military warfare over the past 2,000 years from Boudicca's rebellion, the Celtic revolt against Roman rule in Britain in 61 A.D., to the Vietnam War. The annual event will be held next weekend at Jamestown Settlement near Williamsburg, Va.Jamestown Settlement's own re-enactment group, the Company of James Fort, will act as host of the annual event, which will draw more than 30 re-enactment groups from across the country. You can see units representing the Viking era, the First Crusade, the Jacobite rebellion, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War and both world wars.
FEATURES
By Dorothy Fleetwood | March 10, 1991
As the drab days of February yield to the winds of March, kite festivals are popular events. One of the best will be held next Sunday at Gunston Hall in Lorton, Va., the Colonial plantation of George Mason, known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights."The 5,000 original acres owned by Mason are now reduced to 550, but the plantation remains pretty much intact, with a fine manor house filled with 18th century furnishings, restored kitchen yard and schoolhouse, the famous boxwood garden, nature trail and family graveyard.
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