HISTORIC TRIANGLE — The following is a list of some of the upcoming February Events to be featured at local museums and parks this month.
- Liberty Ice Pavilion: This is the last month to enjoy the outdoor ice skating rink on Duke of Gloucester St. The Liberty Ice Pavilion will close down for the season on Feb. 27. A time schedule for the Liberty Ice Pavilion can be found here, and additional information can be found on Colonial Williamsburg’s Website.
- Colonial Williamsburg Black History Month Events: In recognition of Black History Month, Colonial Williamsburg has scheduled special programming for the month of Febuary.
- “Focused: A Century of Virginia Indian Resilience”: Jamestown Settlement continues its museum exhibition in collaboration with Virginia Indian tribal communities. The exhibition features photographs from various personal and professional collections. Some of the photographs featured are from collections held at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition focuses on the resilience of Virginia Indian daily life, incuding the establishment and maintenance of Virginia Indian reservations and tribal lands, education, fishing and hunting, and traditional crafts and cultural heritage. The museum exhibition will be on display through March 25, 2022. More information can be found on the Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum website.
- “After Angelo”: The Jamestown Settlment is hosting a one-day program honoring the legacy of one of the first African women mentioned by name in the historical record of Jamestown. The event is a celebration of African American culture and heritage, and will feature an artist showcase featuring African American artwork as well as musical performances and storytelling. For more information about this event visitors can check out the event’s webpage.
- “The Powhatan & the English Walking Tour”: Historic Jamestowne’s has a put together a walking tour that features public historian Mark Summers and discusses the interactions, trade, and conflict between English colonists and the Powhatan Paramount Chiefdom based on archeaological evidence. More information can be found on Historic Jamestowne’s website.
- “First Africans Walking Tour”: Another walking tour by Historic Jamestowne. This is a walking tour of Historic New Towne and focuses on the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619. For more information on this walking tour and for more information on other events by Historic Jamestowne please visit Historic Jamestowne’s website.
- The Mariner’s Museum and Park: The Mariner’s Museum and Park is hosting several events in recognition of Black History Month and the role Africa has had on maritime history. On Feb. 5 the museum is hosting an African Maritime Collage program where visitors can learn how to create collages with personal meaning. Later in the month, on Feb. 24, Erika Cosme, content and interpretation developer at the Mariner Museum will host a virtual lecture called: “Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: The Nilotic People”. Cosme will discuss the Niolitc people who are indigenous to the Nile Valley in Africa. For additional information and a complete list of Black History month events can be found on the Mariner’s Museum and Park website.
- Virginia Living Museum Celebrates GroundHog Day: The Virginia Living Museum will be celebrating Groundhog day with their resident groundhog, “Chesapeake Chuck”. The Museum will be live streaming the event Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m. on their Facebook page. Virginia Living Museum is also celebrating Black History Month by recognizing African American scientists with events scheduled throughout the month.