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Posted on: May 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Museum Day is May 18

Museum Day

In honor of Museum Day, why not plan a visit to a museum in James City County? With two primary museums at Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne, each is filled with history and has dynamic experiences.

Jamestown Settlement has “expansive gallery exhibits that explore Jamestown’s beginnings as a business venture, the impact of European colonization on the Powhatan Indian culture, and the origins of the first known Africans in Virginia. Hundreds of objects from 17th-century Europe and Africa and Virginia archaeological artifacts are integrated into the gallery setting, which features three-dimensional structures and small theaters.”

Historic Jamestowne allows visitors to stand on the same ground as the colonists did in 1607. With recreated pieces of history paired with the Nathalie P. & Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium, you are certain to learn a thing or two. The Archaerium houses more than 2,000 artifacts and is the award-winning archaeology museum at Historic Jamestowne.

James City County is also home to the Virginia Musical Museum. The museum houses a collection of over forty years is combined with donations from famous Virginia music artists. The museum also includes antique musical instruments, mechanical music machines, phonographs and many personal items from Virginia artists.

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