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November 4, 2011

Historic Jamestowne Commemorates American Indian Heritage Month in November

Guests explore the material culture and life ways of the Tidewater Algonquians at Historic Jamestowne’s Visitor Center, 1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Va., from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Daniel Abbott, a Nanticoke descendant from the Eastern Shore, provides daylong demonstrations and discussions of toolmaking, domestic skills, and native flora and fauna. Abbott is an educator, researcher and artisan focused on study of the indigenous peoples of the mid-Atlantic.

This program is presented jointly by Historic Jamestowne and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Admission to Historic Jamestowne will be waived from Nov. 11-13 in honor of Veterans Day weekend. For further information, call (757) 229-4997 or (757) 898-2410.

Historic Jamestowne is jointly administered by the National Park Service and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (on behalf of Preservation Virginia) and preserves the original site of the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

Visitors to Historic Jamestowne share the moment of discovery with archaeologists and witness archaeology in action at the 1607 James Fort excavation April-October; learn about the Jamestown Rediscovery excavation at the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium, the site's archaeology museum; tour the original 17th-century church tower and reconstructed 17th-century Jamestown Memorial Church; and take a walking tour with a Park Ranger through the New Towne area along the scenic James River. For further information, visit or call (757) 229-0412 or (757) 898-2410.

Preservation Virginia, a private non-profit organization and statewide historic preservation leader founded in 1889, is dedicated to perpetuating and revitalizing Virginia's cultural, architectural and historic heritage thereby ensuring that historic places are integral parts of the lives of present and future generations. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

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