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Jamestown Settlement to host “Military Through the Ages” event

The Jamestown Settlement will host "Military Through the Ages" on March 17 and March 18. (Photo courtesy of Jamestown Settlement)
The Jamestown Settlement will host “Military Through the Ages” on March 17 and March 18. (Photo courtesy of Jamestown Settlement)

The Jamestown Settlement is taking military-history buffs through the past and present with its “Military Through the Ages” event.

The event will feature more than 400 reenactors depicting armed forces from the fifth century B.C. to contemporary soldiers, according to a news release from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

“Military Through the Ages” will take place on March 17 and 18 at the Jamestown Settlement.

The program will also portray soldiers and military encounters from Greek and Roman times, the medieval period, the Hundred Years’ War, the War of the Roses, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Napoleonic Wars and the Civil War.

Reenactments from World Wars I and II and the Vietnam War will take visitors through the 20th century. And the National Museum of the Marine Corps and the Virginia Army National Guard 111th Field Artillery will represent the present, according to the news release.  

Visitors can also explore military encampments and interact with reenactors to learn how soldiers dressed, how they armed themselves and how they were fed and housed.

The settlement is also encouraging visitors to bring their own World War I & II photographs and memorabilia to be scanned for the Profiles of Honor project, a partnership with the Library of Virginia to help preserve documents, according to the release.

The Jamestown Settlement, located at 2110 Jamestown Rd., is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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