JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT & AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM AT YORKTOWN OFFER VIRTUAL MUSEUM EXPERIENCES, ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES & LIVING-HISTORY BROADCASTS FOR AT-HOME AUDIENCES
Museums Remain Closed in Response to COVID-19 but you can learn at home and watch their Zoom events!
While you can’t visit our museums in person, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown have a variety of online resources to visit the museums virtually through apps, blogs, interactives, videos and a series of curriculum-based lesson plans for teachers and students learning at home.
History is Fun at Home (historyisfun.org/at-home) offers access to some of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s most enriched content that shares insight to stories of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia and connects online viewers with our museums’ curators, historical interpreters and educators. New educational broadcasts from the museums will be presented for at-home audiences, with the earliest series scheduled on Tuesday, March 24, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Access these online resources using a desktop or mobile device:
· Interactives – Interactives let you explore the legacies of Jamestown through a historical “Legacy Wall” timeline; match your personality with a 17th-century artifact in “Artifactually Yours”; share what liberty means to you by posting your message in a lantern on a world map; and play a quiz that pairs you with your Revolutionary counterpart.
· Blogs – Curators, historians and scholars examine topics relating to historical events and milestones, artifacts in the collection and special exhibitions.
· Apps – Museum apps offer interactive gallery tours of each museum and provide insight to events, artifacts and people of Jamestown and the Virginia colony and the American Revolution, with fun features, videos and activities for kids. A Virginia History Trails app also puts 400 years of Virginia and American history at your fingertips. Apps are accessible on Google Play or the Apple App Store.
· Videos – View videos on a variety of themes exploring the people and events of early Virginia.
· Lesson Plans & Live Broadcasts – A collection of curriculum-based lesson plans, designed for teachers and students, encourage further exploration of America’s beginnings. Live broadcasts from the museums will be presented for at-home audiences, with the earliest series scheduled on Tuesday, March 24, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. from the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
Live Online Learning Opportunities
Experience a virtual behind-the-scenes visit as museum educators host FREE, digital distance learning programs streaming live from Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Tune in for interactive 30-minute mini history lessons and connect with our distance learning experts and historical interpreters for live demonstrations as they your answer questions in real-time.
Thursday, March 26
Join us on Thursday, March 26 for “Colonial Life in Virginia,” a three part series live from Jamestown Settlement as we exploring what life was like for English Settlers living in early 17th-century Virginia. Pick one or participate in all, click on the links below to access each session on Zoom – limited to 1,000 viewers and may require short download.
10 a.m. EDT: Cooking
How did English colonists get the provisions they needed to survive? Join us live from the re-created fort at Jamestown Settlement for a cooking demonstration. Practice your science, technology, and math skills while learning about common foods and tools used for cooking during the early years of Jamestown. Login to Zoom class here
11 a.m. EDT: Commodities and Trade
How did English colonists get the resources they needed to survive? Join us live from the re-created fort at Jamestown Settlement to learn about the types of commodities and raw materials that were tried by the colony to turn a profit. Learn how the English settlers used these commodities to become successful. Login to Zoom class here
12 p.m. EDT: Weaponry for Survival
How did the English colonists use weaponry to survive in a new place? Join us live from the re-created fort at Jamestown Settlement to learn about the protection, armor, and weapons used by the colonists. A musket demonstration will be included! Login to Zoom class here
Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, living-history museums administered by the state’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, remain closed in the ongoing response to COVID-19 and in the interest of public health and community safety. For updates on the museums, visit historyisfun.org/update.