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In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, September 3 2013 at 10:00 AM

Sanctuary Music Concerts at Historic Jamestowne
Saturday, September 7 2013

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, September 11 2013 at 3:00 PM

Barkaeology Tour
Thursday, September 12 2013 at 5:00 PM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, September 17 2013 at 10:00 AM

ShinDIG at Jamestown: An Evening of Barbeque & Bluegrass to Benefit the Jamestown Rediscovery Project
Thursday, September 19 2013 at 6:30 PM

Reflections on Bacon's Rebellion
Saturday, September 21 2013

The Enlightenment Theatre Project Presents A Reading of The Tempest
Tuesday, September 24 2013 at 6:30 PM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, September 3 2013 at 10:00 AM
In the Trenches Tours are conducted at 10:00 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April through October.

Join a small inside and up-close group tour of the Lost 1607 James Fort led by Dr. William Kelso, Director of the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project since 1994. Your reserved place in this special group allows you to come under the ropes to walk the surface of the ground once trod by Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and Queen Elizabeth II -- now the very soil being dug by Historic Jamestowne archaeologists. You share the once in a lifetime "moment of discovery" as a part of America's birthplace sees the first light of day in over 400 years.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the tour.

Tour members must dress according to weather predictions. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$32
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


Sanctuary Music Concerts at Historic Jamestowne
Saturday, September 7 2013
Enjoy three performances by Sanctuary, a 14- member choir, at Historic Jamestowne's Memorial Church. The choir, based at St. Stephen's Church in Richmond (VA), will present a repertoire of song commonly heard in cathedrals and manor churches of 16th and 17th century England from composers William Byrd, Christopher Tye, Thomas Tallis, and John Taverner. The 25-minute performances will be held at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. In celebration of Williamsburg Arts Month, arrangements created with flowers and plants indigenous to Jamestown Island will be on display in the Memorial Church. Visitors are also invited to take a self-guided tour of the island's many statues and monuments.

Price:
Free with admission to Historic Jamestowne.
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, September 11 2013 at 3:00 PM
Curator's Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning April 10 through October. Tours start from the Pocahontas statue.

Senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the artifact collection of James Fort. This 90-minute guided program begins with a brief overview of the Jamestown Rediscovery project and offers a rare glimpse of the vault where more than one million artifacts recovered during excavations are housed. Straube will highlight important finds and discuss how artifacts tell the story of Jamestown's early years. After the tour, guests will have time to explore the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium where galleries of selected archaeological artifacts are displayed.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 2:30 p.m. on the day of the tour. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

Note: Due to limited space and the fragile nature of artifacts in the laboratory, this tour is restricted to 10 people. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$32
Location:
Tour meets at Pocahontas statue.
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


Barkaeology Tour
Thursday, September 12 2013 at 5:00 PM
Archaeology is going to the dogs! Dogs are invited to join their owners for an evening archaeology walking tour at Historic Jamestowne, in partnership with the Heritage Humane Society. This canine-friendly tour will highlight the rediscovery and on-going excavations of the 1607 James Fort. Barkaeology tours begin at 5 pm. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain on a leash. Owners will be responsible for cleaning up after their pet. Tour tickets are $15 per person. Dogs are free but limited to 2 per person. Space is limited and reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased on the Historic Jamestowne website.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$15.00 per person
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext 100


In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, September 17 2013 at 10:00 AM
In the Trenches Tours are conducted at 10:00 am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April through October.

Join a small inside and up-close group tour of the Lost 1607 James Fort led by Dr. William Kelso, Director of the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project since 1994. Your reserved place in this special group allows you to come under the ropes to walk the surface of the ground once trod by Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and Queen Elizabeth II -- now the very soil being dug by Historic Jamestowne archaeologists. You share the once in a lifetime "moment of discovery" as a part of America's birthplace sees the first light of day in over 400 years.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the tour.

Tour members must dress according to weather predictions. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$32
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


ShinDIG at Jamestown: An Evening of Barbeque & Bluegrass to Benefit the Jamestown Rediscovery Project
Thursday, September 19 2013 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us for ShinDIG at Jamestown to benefit the Jamestown Rediscovery Project. Enjoy bluegrass music with our very own Archaeology Director Bill Kelso and the Who Ever Shows Up Band from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Dale House Café on Jamestown Island. Gates open at 6:00.

The Williamsburg-based band features eight musicians including Bill Kelso, banjo; Doug Burgoyne, guitar; Jack Cowardin, fiddle; Rob Foos, dobro; Bobby Hornsby, bass; Rennie Howard, banjo; Ellen Kelso, bass; and Steve Robertson, guitar.

Soak in the views of the James River while you enjoy music and a BBQ dinner provided by Carrot Tree Kitchens. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the archaeological research, educational programs and operations of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at Historic Jamestowne.

Tickets are $29 per person and include the BBQ dinner. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. An email confirmation will be sent after the ticket purchase is made. Tickets will NOT be mailed to participants. There will be no refunds unless the concert is cancelled by Preservation Virginia.

We would like to thank the following 2013 ShinDIG Sponsors: Williamsburg Event Rentals, Susie Beck of William E. Wood & Associates Realtors, Damuth Trane, The Williamsburg Winery, ASI Security, Printwell, Inc., and Berret's Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Price:
$29.00 per person
Contact:
757-229-4997 or www.historicjamestowne.org


Reflections on Bacon's Rebellion
Saturday, September 21 2013
Guests meet Governor William Berkeley to hear an accounting of his time in Virginia and the unhappy circumstances that led to the rebellion at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm & 3 pm. During a special evening tour at 7 pm, "The Beginning, Progress and Conclusion of Bacon's Rebellion," guests are lead through the colonial town site and see the dramatic events unfold through the "eyewitness" account of Thomas Matthew, a Burgess in 1676. Controlled fires re-create the burning of Jamestown as it occurred on Sept. 19, 1676.

Price:
Free with admission to Historic Jamestowne.
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


The Enlightenment Theatre Project Presents A Reading of The Tempest
Tuesday, September 24 2013 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us for a special staged reading of Shakespeare's The Tempest at Historic Jamestowne's Memorial Church. Performed by a cast of five actors from The Enlightenment Theatre Project, the Bard's text will be brought to life in a 90-minute journey to a "brave new world." Many scholars believe that Shakespeare drew his inspiration for The Tempest from the events that transpired when ships bound for the colony of Jamestown in 1609 encountered a hurricane. Secretary to the colony, William Strachey, a passenger on the shipwrecked Sea Venture, wrote an account of the incident that is believed to have been the source for Shakespeare’s play.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$8.00 per person
Contact:
757-229-4997 or www.historicjamestowne.org


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