Day 1 of the TAH summer trip, June 9, 2014
Day 1 was a visit to Jamestown, beginning with the Jamestown Island and the historic Jamestown settlement and the Jamestown education center.
What we saw at the Jamestown settlement
- Ruins of the original glassblowing facility,
- a recreation of the original church at the fort, and
- archeological dig sites of the Jamestown fort, buildings, and outer facilities.
Next, we were off to the Jamestown education center, a large facility and sprawlings education park just off the island. Following lunch, we first took a guided tour of the Jamestown museum which featured not only the history of the settlement but also, and very interestingly, displays on the homelands and cultures of the three major groups that lived in Jamestown prior and during the settlement periods: Native, British, and Aftrican.
The education “park” was complete with replicas of the native village, with actors/craftsman presenting native skills, the original sailing ships that brought the original settlers to Jamestown, and a recreation of the village, including the church.
End of the day: a seafood all-you-can-eat feast.
TAH: What did you learn? What was especially interesting? How might you use what you learned?