Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Have an old-fashioned Thanksgiving with this 2-day event

(WYDaily/Courtesy of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)

Looking for a deeper meaning to your Thanksgiving?

Perhaps a more historical perspective?

The Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are having their annual “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia” special event on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28.

The “Foods and Feasts” event allows visitors to explore cooking techniques dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries at the outdoor living-history areas at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

A special Thanksgiving Day dinner is available Thursday on a first-come, first-served basis, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Jamestown Settlement Café. The dinner is $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 12 and younger.

The gift shops at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will be offering 20 percent off entire in-store purchases on Sunday, according to a news release. The first 25 patrons to make a purchase also receive a museum gift bag filled with special items. Admission is not required to visit the museum gift shops, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

“Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia” event activities are included with general admission and have been adapted for everyone’s health and safety with new protective protocols.

Admission tickets can be purchased online on the eStore or in person.

Residents of Williamsburg, James City and York counties, including William & Mary students, receive complimentary admission with proof of residency, according to the news release from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

For more information about the “Foods and Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” call 757-253-4838 or visit historyisfun.org.

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