At Jamestown Settlement, prepare to embark on a journey to 17th-century Virginia. The world of America’s first permanent English colony, founded in 1607 – 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, comes to life through film, gallery exhibits and outdoor living history.
USA - On My Way by MangaEngel.deviantart.com on @deviantART <3 Alfred. I couldn't help feeling a little more patriotic after reading this. Thanks to the creator. You boosted my hope for my country just a bit.
This is a visually-stunning, highly-engaging PowerPoint on Jamestown colony. Over 25 slides, it presents the background on the Virginia Company and its founding through the House of Burgesses and the growth of Jamestown.
Some of America's first settlers turned to cannibalism, 'powdered wife' to survive, scientists say
Strike marks are seen on the skull of Jane of Jamestown during a news conference at the Smithsonians National Museum of Natural History. Scientists announced during the news conference that they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists at Jamestown, Va., survived harsh conditions by turning to cannibalism presenting the discovery of the bones of a 14-year-old girl, Jane that show clear signs that she was cannibalized..
Ex. Harold Peterson Collection, excavated near Jamestown, VA. This basket-hilted broadsword measuring about 41″. Where this sword was actually found may be of great interest as Mr. Peterson in 1956 only sights one complete broadsword found at Jamestown which is now in the National Park Service. Mr. Peterson also states that the blades typically used in these broadswords were typically from Solingen as the partially discernible marks on the blade appears to be German, possibly reading…
Virtual Jamestown is a nice site for teachers of U.S. History who would like their students to explore some digital recreations of Jamestown. Virtual Jamestown features a mix of modern 3D tours (Unity browser plug-in required) and older static timelines, images, and articles.
As a fan of ghost stories, I really appreciate Linda's photos of haunted houses. She found this abandoned house outside of Jamestown, PA. "My camera quit working after a few minutes, making buzzing sounds and locking up," she wrote. "I went outside and the sounds stopped. So I shot a few pics from the doorway! It was quite creepy."
Pamunkey Indians at the 1907 Jamestown Exposition re-enact how Pocahontas intervened to save Captain John Smith from execution. The Pamunkeys were one of the tribes that formed the Powhatan Confederation at the time of the founding of Jamestown. They are accorded official recognition by the state of Virginia, and retain a small reservation.
The Founding of Jamestown: Percy's Discourse of Virginia; Wingfield's Discourse of Virginia; 1607, 1