"Arms & Artillery" Theme Month August 1-31, 2014 Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center www.historyisfun.org
Explore weapons and tactics of 17th and 18th-century Virginia during "Arms & Artillery" theme month, August 1-21, at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. "Arms & Artillery" interpretive programs feature daily firings of a matchlock musket and falcon in Jamestown Settlement's re-created 1610-14 fort, falcon and swivel gun at the ship's pier and, at the Yorktown Victory Center, flintlock musket, mortar and battalion gun in the re-created Continental Army encampment. Visitors to Jamestown Settlement's re-created Powhatan Village can take part in daily programs on Powhatan leadership and warfare, learn about techniques of fletching arrows and flintknapping arrow points, and see examples of Powhatan weapons, from bows to war clubs. Programs in the re-created fort allow visitors to learn about specialized European weapon makers from gunsmiths to swordsmiths, try on metal breastplates and helmets, and see demonstrations of armor fabrication. At the Yorktown Victory Center's Continental Army encampment, visitors can take part in daily wooden-musket drills and assist in building siegeworks. At the 1780's farm, programs allow visitors to learn about the transition from farmer to soldier while training as a member of the citizen militia. "Arms & Artillery" interpretive programs are included with admission to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. Learn about tickets and packages.
"Raise the Roof" Craft Beer Festival On Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 4pm-8pm, Historic Christ Church invites you to enjoy barbeque, Virginia and nationally known craft beer, plus music by James Justin and Co. Tickets are $30, and proceeds go towards replacing the 117-year-old Buckingham slate roof on this historic treasure. This event is limited to 500 tickets, and though it is the first year for this event- bet it will sell out! "Hands-On History Day" On Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 10am-2pm, Historic Christ Church invites you to explore the history of colonial Virginia through hands-on activities with archaeology, eighteenth-century brickmaking, grave rubbings, and other exciting lessons! Ages 6-12, and this event is FREE with lunch provided for all participants. Registration is required, so call 804.438.6855 to register. These events are located at 420 Christ Church Road in Weems Virginia, 22576 from 11am-2pm Contact 804.438.6855 or visit www.christchurch1735.org to find out more about these events, or for more information regarding Historic Christ Church!
Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department 78th Annual Carnival! July 31-August 9, 2014 From 7pm-10pm (except Sunday) Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock, Virginia
Celebrating its 78th year on Waverly Avenue, the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department carnival invites you out for nine nights of family fun including old fashioned games, rides, and great food. Admission is free, but tickets are required for games and food (plus, you can buy a raffle ticket for a new Mustang! The winner is drawn the last night of the carnival. . There will be plenty of on-site parking, and all proceeds will benefit the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department. Read More River Country News
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