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"my capture and the extraordinary occurrences": Don Diego De Molina, Captive and Spy
Saturday, October 5 2013 at 11:30 AM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, October 9 2013 at 3:00 PM

Hostage, Diplomat, Spy: Children and War in Pocahontas's World
Thursday, October 10 2013 at 5:30 PM

Archaeology Day
Saturday, October 12 2013 at 10:00 AM

In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, October 15 2013 at 10:00 AM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, October 23 2013 at 3:00 PM

The Pamunkey and Patawomeck Indians of Virginia
Thursday, October 24 2013 at 5:30 PM

"my capture and the extraordinary occurrences": Don Diego De Molina, Captive and Spy
Saturday, October 5 2013 at 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Meet Don Diego de Molina, a Spanish commander, who was captured near a Virginia Fort in 1611. He will be allowed an interview with those wishing to meet him at 11:30, 1:30 pm and 3 pm, but beware - he is alleged to be a Spanish spy! In June 1611, a Spanish warship anchored near the English Fort Algernon at Point Comfort near the mouth of the James River. When Don Diego de Molina and two of his crew stepped ashore, they were surrounded by 50 Englishmen and marched off as prisoners. Some of the details we know today about life in the fort come from reports Molina smuggled out of the colony and back to Spain. Learn about this Spanish captive and his experience at James Fort.
Price:
Event is included in regular admission ($14.00 16 and over, 15 and under free).
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, October 9 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


Hostage, Diplomat, Spy: Children and War in Pocahontas's World
Thursday, October 10 2013 at 5:30 PM
Historic Jamestowne’s World of Pocahontas Lecture Series begins this fall with an inaugural presentation by historian and author James Rice. Rice will explore of the role of children in early years of Jamestown, specifically, the lives of two captives - one a Powhatan girl best known today as "Pocahontas," and the other an English boy named Henry Spelman. The lecture will be held on Thursday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hennage Auditorium in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg.

Relationships between the Powhatan core peoples and native societies both within and on the periphery of the paramount chiefdom varied considerably. The arrival of the English would further complicate politics and the balance of power in the region. For natives and newcomers alike, one of the keys to navigating this fraught situation was children: specifically, a small but highly influential group of hostages who came of age among strangers and served as vital cultural go-betweens: emissaries and spies, translators, diplomats, and converts. Rice's lecture will examine the intertwined stories of two such captives as a way of exploring both their experiences and the ways in which they shaped the course of colonial encounters in this critically important place and time.

James Rice is Professor of History at SUNY Plattsburgh where he teaches courses on Colonial America, Native America, and the American Revolution. He is the author of Tales from a Revolution: Bacon's Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America and Nature and History in the Potomac Country: From Hunter-Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson.

General admission tickets for this lecture are $6 for adults and $2 for students (ID required at time of purchase). Tickets can be purchased at any Colonial Williamsburg ticket location or by calling 1-800-HISTORY.

Price:
$6 for adults and $2 for students (ID required at time of purchase)
Location:
Hennage Auditorium at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
326 West Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Contact:
1-800-HISTORY or (757)229-4997, x 100


Archaeology Day
Saturday, October 12 2013 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event has been cancelled due to the government shutdown.

In commemoration of Virginia Archaeology Month, guests meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and learn about the discoveries made at the James Fort site during the 2013 field season. The day will also include historic trades demonstrations, living history programs and special tours.

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


In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, October 15 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


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, October 23 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


The Pamunkey and Patawomeck Indians of Virginia
Thursday, October 24 2013 at 5:30 PM
Explore the past and present of Virginia's Native peoples with a special presentation by members of the Pamunkey and Patawomeck tribes, the region's indigenous descendants. On the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas's capture, marriage, and voyage to England, these members of her natal community will provide a perspective on Virginia's contemporary tribes, traditional culture and plans for the future during this roundtable discussion. The discussion will be held on Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hennage Auditorium in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg. Admission to the roundtable discussion is free to the public.

The World of Pocahontas Lecture Series explores the politics, culture, beliefs, and material world of the region's indigenous peoples and English newcomers in the seventeenth century and the legacy left by these early interactions. This lecture series is part of a host of programs and events highlighting the 400th commemoration of Pocahontas's capture, marriage, and voyage to England. On April 5, 2014, visitors will have a unique opportunity to experience Pocahontas's marriage to Englishman John Rolfe at the original site where the wedding took place. In 2010, archaeologists uncovered the location of the 1608 church in James Fort, the site of the1614 marriage. The World of Pocahontas initiative is presented by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Preservation Virginia, in collaboration with the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center and the Patawomeck Heritage Foundation.



Price:
Free
Location:
Hennage Auditorium at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
326 West Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Contact:
1-800-HISTORY or (757)229-4997, x 100


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