Educational Events

Learn While Having Fun

Getting an education doesn't have to mean sitting in a classroom. In Greater Williamsburg, get your fill of knowledge from a variety of events and classes; sit in on jewelry making classes, or walk through a demonstration from colonial times. Get up close and personal with the wild animals of Williamsburg, or do it the old fashioned way with a sit in lecture on the history of wars in the US. There's a class for everyone here in Williamsburg. 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 2, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
April 9, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
April 16, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
April 23, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
May 7, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
May 21, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
June 4, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
June 18, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
June 25, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 2, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 9, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 16, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 23, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
August 13, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
September 17, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
September 24, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 1, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 8, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 22, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 29, 2019, 10am - 11:30am

Join Jamestown Rediscovery's Emeritus Directory of Archaeology and Research, Dr. Bill Kelso, for an exclusive visit to the James Fort site. Listen as Dr. Kelso shares 25 years of historic finds and monumental moments that have made Jamestown a world-class archaeology site. Dr. Kelso will be available at the end of the program to sign and personalize his latest book, "Jamestown, the Truth Revealed," which will be available for purchase. Additional ticket required.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
April 4, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
May 2, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
June 20, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
September 12, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
October 10, 2019, 7pm - 8pm
November 14, 2019, 7pm - 8pm

Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, will present a “Tenacious Women Lecture Series” on Thursday evenings from March through November in conjunction with the yearlong special exhibition “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia.” The eight-part lecture series features scholars, curators and authors speaking on women throughout history.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, June 21, 2019
Mobjack Bay Coffee Petite Cafe
411 Main Street Yorktown 23690
June 21, 2019, 7pm - 8pm

For those of us who love red blends, Bordeaux is a region that was a source of inspiration to many of today's most popular wines. We will study the wines from the Left Bank. Classic Bordeaux Reds made predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon and White Bordeaux made with Sauvignon Blanc. While Bordeaux wines can be expensive, we will taste some exceptional wines that you can enjoy without breaking the bank. Special discounts for retail wine purchases to class attendees that evening.

Friday, June 21, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 6 - 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
April 26, 2019, 10am - 4pm
May 4, 2019, 10am - 4pm
May 17, 2019, 10am - 4pm
May 25, 2019, 10am - 4pm
May 31, 2019, 10am - 4pm
June 7, 2019, 10am - 4pm
June 15, 2019, 10am - 4pm
June 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm
June 29, 2019, 10am - 4pm

The archaeology from inside the fort site offers evidence that local Native tribes were frequent visitors during the earliest years of the settlement. Join Daniel Firehawk Abbott of the Nanticoke people from Maryland's Eastern Shore to learn about the material culture and lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians as well as their interactions with the settlers of Jamestown.

Friday, June 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Apr 13, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 5, 2019, 10am - 4pm
April 12, 2019, 10am - 4pm
April 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 3 - 24, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 18 - 25, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 1 - 22, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
June 14 - 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Friday, June 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on May 24, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Friday, June 21, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Fort Magruder Conference Center
Fort Magruder Conference Center Williamsburg 23185
June 22, 2019, 10am - 8pm

Learn how to completely focus on YOU!!! This is MORE than a Grand Conference... This is MORE than a one-day getaway... Yes, that's all included, but there's so much more!!! Through this event, learn how to: Completely revitalize all aspects of wellness such as your relationships, your job, your mental, physical and emotional health, your self-perception, your soul, your spirit and your mindset with an entire movement of women!

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 8:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 5, 2019, 10am - 4pm
April 12, 2019, 10am - 4pm
April 13, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 3 - 24, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 18 - 25, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 1 - 22, 2019, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
June 14 - 21, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on May 24, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
August 11, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
September 15, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
October 27, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
November 17, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
December 15, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
January 12, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
February 23, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
March 30, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
April 27, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
May 18, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
June 22, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
July 27, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
August 17, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
September 21, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
October 26, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
November 16, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm

Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail! The trail also includes a Paleo camp, dig pits for amateur paleontologists, and displays of dinosaur fossils, including an actual whale specimen from Hampton Roads.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
1:00pm to 1:15pm
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
1350 John Tyler Highway Williamsburg 23185
June 22 - 23, 2019, 3pm - 11am

Escape with your soul-sisters into nature to celebrate the summer solstice! This magical one night camping experience will nourish your soul with healthy, organic local foods and allow you to experience a variety of activities and classes that will engage your body, mind and spirit!! Bring your sister, mom, bestie, partner, neighbor or just yourself and enjoy connecting with friends.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
3:00pm to 11:00am
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
1350 John Tyler Highway Williamsburg 23185
June 22 - 23, 2019, 3pm - 11am

Escape with your soul-sisters into nature to celebrate the summer solstice! This magical one night camping experience will nourish your soul with healthy, organic local foods and allow you to experience a variety of activities and classes that will engage your body, mind and spirit!! Bring your sister, mom, bestie, partner, neighbor or just yourself and enjoy connecting with friends.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 -
3:00pm to 11:00am
Monday, June 24, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Monday, June 24, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 2, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
April 9, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
April 16, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
April 23, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
May 7, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
May 21, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
June 4, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
June 18, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
June 25, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 2, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 9, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 16, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 23, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
August 13, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
September 17, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
September 24, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 1, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 8, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 22, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 29, 2019, 10am - 11:30am

Join Jamestown Rediscovery's Emeritus Directory of Archaeology and Research, Dr. Bill Kelso, for an exclusive visit to the James Fort site. Listen as Dr. Kelso shares 25 years of historic finds and monumental moments that have made Jamestown a world-class archaeology site. Dr. Kelso will be available at the end of the program to sign and personalize his latest book, "Jamestown, the Truth Revealed," which will be available for purchase. Additional ticket required.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 10, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
April 24, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
May 8, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
May 22, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
June 12, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
June 26, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
July 10, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
July 24, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
August 14, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
August 28, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
September 11, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
September 25, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
October 9, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
October 23, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm

This behind-the-scenes tour provides an exciting opportunity to visit Jamestown Rediscovery's archaeological laboratory and collection facility. Learn how artifacts are cataloged, analyzed, researched, and stored. This 90-minute program will focus on the archaeological collection consisting of more than three million artifacts that have been recovered since 1994. Additional ticket required. Tickets coming soon to historicjamestowne.org.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, June 28, 2019
Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters and Petite Cafe
Historic Cole Digges House Yorktown 23690
June 28, 2019, 7pm - 8pm

Led by our own Sommelier, this class focuses on enjoying, tasting, and educating guests on wines and the regions from which they come. No wine drinking experience necessary. The wines studied this evening are the perfect "Summer porch sippers" as we affectionately refer to them. All from Southwest France we will taste Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, and Malbec, learn about the region (Sud-Ouest) and the nuances that make these wines enjoyable.

Friday, June 28, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 27, 2019, 10am - 4pm
May 17, 2019, 10am - 4pm
June 14, 2019, 10am - 4pm
June 28, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting Join cooper Marshall Sheetz as he demonstrates traditional methods for creating buckets, barrels and casks. Coopering – the making of wooden storage containers – has existed for over 3,000 years. At Jamestown casks were to transport cargos of wine, beer, tobacco, sugar, and salt. Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Friday, June 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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