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“at Christmas be mery”: A Special Holiday Evening at Historic Jamestowne
Saturday, December 14 2013

“at Christmas be mery”: A Special Holiday Evening at Historic Jamestowne
Saturday, December 21 2013

“After a long and terrible tempest. . ."
Saturday, December 28 2013

“at Christmas be mery”: A Special Holiday Evening at Historic Jamestowne
Saturday, December 14 2013
6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Sir George Yeardley, Virginia’s Governor in 1620 invites you to a very special evening program in the church at Historic Jamestowne. Departing from Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center, you will travel along the Colonial Parkway with your guide who will offer insights into early English Christmas traditions and what Jamestown settlers expected during their Christmastide. Upon arriving on Jamestown Island, you will be escorted along a cresset lit path to an early Virginia Christmas celebration. After a welcome by Governor Yeardley and singing carols in the historic church, you will herald in the season by the bonfire as you witness the firing of the Christmas guns in the shadow of the old fort.
Price:
$19.95. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-HISTORY.
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


“at Christmas be mery”: A Special Holiday Evening at Historic Jamestowne
Saturday, December 21 2013
6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Sir George Yeardley, Virginia’s Governor in 1620 invites you to a very special evening program in the church at Historic Jamestowne. Departing from Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center, you will travel along the Colonial Parkway with your guide who will offer insights into early English Christmas traditions and what Jamestown settlers expected during their Christmastide. Upon arriving on Jamestown Island, you will be escorted along a cresset lit path to an early Virginia Christmas celebration. After a welcome by Governor Yeardley and singing carols in the historic church, you will herald in the season by the bonfire as you witness the firing of the Christmas guns in the shadow of the old fort.
Price:
$19.95. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-HISTORY.
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


“After a long and terrible tempest. . ."
Saturday, December 28 2013
12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Join Reverend Alexander Whitaker at Christmastide, 1613 as he discusses the status of the Church, its ministry to the Virginia Indians, and Pocahontas. Whitaker arrived in Virginia in 1611 and was in the colony when Captain Samuel Argall captured Pocahontas and brought her to Jamestown. Whitaker has since taken an interest in her spirituality and well-being. Listen as Whitaker recounts his efforts to spread Christianity to the Native population, and his hope that the conversion of Pocahontas will bring peace and good fortune to Jamestown.

This event is part of a series of public programs highlighting the World of Pocahontas, a special year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to Englishman John Rolfe. This program is generously supported by James City County (VA).
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


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