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Jamestowns Military Through the Ages Weekend

March 20th, 2015 by debbiekeane

jamestown military through the agesThis weekend is one of our favorite events at Jamestown Settlement.  Hundreds of re enactors set up camp at the Settlement and depict soldiers from throughout History.

This Weekend, 3/20-3/21 – from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday – visitors will experience the past and present the re enactors show uniforms, weapons and military tactics  throughout the centuries. The event also displays a variety of military vehicles and equipment.

Re-enactors will portray soldiers from Roman times, the medieval period, Hundred Years’ War, War of the Roses, French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, and American Civil War. Re-enactors depicting World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War and the Falklands War will take visitors through the 20th century. The Virginia Army National Guard will represent the present.

The weekend event will feature musical performances from The Federal City Brass Band, re-creating a Union Army regimental brass band from the 1860s, and Ladies for Liberty, singing Andrews Sisters-style music of the World War II era.

Performances also feature folk musician Bob Zentz; Barry and Lynn Trott, with music of the 16th and 17th centuries; David Gardner, performing 18th-century Scottish fiddle; David and Ginger Hildebrand, playing music of the American colonial period and the War of 1812; and the Old Cigar Box String Band, offering string band versions of songs from the American Revolution to the 20th century.

Artillery-firing demonstrations will be presented at noon Saturday and Sunday, with weapons ranging from a 17th-century swivel gun to a modern-day howitzer.

A cannon salute near military demonstration field at 1 p.m.

A military pass-in-review, led by The Federal City Brass Band, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday and will feature recognition of re-enactor units judged on camp sites, clothing and cooking presentations, and field demonstrations.

Don’t miss this yearly event!

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Jamestown Settlement, “Military Through the Ages”

March 15th, 2013 by wdtp

jamestown military through the agesA Do Not Miss Event in Jamestown Settlement

March 16-18, 2013 in Jamestown Settlement, over 30 units will depict the First Century to Modern Times.

Hundreds of re-enactors will descend on Jamestown Settlement and celebrate this annual event.

Ancient Romans to Virginia Army National Guard re-enactors will set up camp this weekend.
Come and enjoy Artillery Firings, Military Pass-In-Review where 4 centuries of artillery will be demonstrated.
Re-enactors will set up camp sites, clothing and cooking presentations as well as field demonstrations.

 

Historic Jamestown Settlement

January 24th, 2011 by wdtp

Jamestown Settlement

Located right down the street, just a short 4 mile drive, you will find Jamestown Settlement. This wonderful historic settlement portrays the story  of over 400 years ago.

A Group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia’s James River.  These men were sponsored by the Virginia Company of London, whose stockholders had planned to make a profit from the resources of the New World. These men suffered horrible hardships but managed to survive and earn the distinction of being America’s first permanent English Colony.

Today at Jamestown Settlement, the story is told. You will enjoy a stroll through the Powhatan Indian village where you can interact with the Indians, skin the hides and enter their homes. Walk down the path and board the replica of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607, and then enjoy life-size re-creations of the colonists’ fort. Costumed historical interpreters describe and demonstrate daily life in the early 17th century.  A exquisite museum offers expansive gallery exhibits.

After touring the Settlement you can enjoy lunch at their cafe and stop in the gift shop for some souveniers to take home.

Jamestown is open daily except for Christmas and New Years Day.