Jamestowne Historic Site is different from the Jamestowne Settlement. The Settlement is a living history center and the Historic Site is where they actually settled. They are doing the digs there.
Even though it is run by the park service, our pass did not cover the entire cost. We still had to pay five dollars to get in. The odd thing is that the Jr. Ranger booklet also cost money to get. It was only one dollar.
We just made it to the movie, and the Ranger talk was going to start about 5 minutes after the movie ended. Lon would have had to come back if we did not make the talk! The talk was inside today because of the high heat. The ranger who presented the talk was a lot of fun!
Do you see anything in the light green section?
Small History bit:
Pocahontas was born about 1596 and named "Amonute," though she also had a more private name of Matoaka. She was called "Pocahontas" as a nickname, which meant "playful one," because of her frolicsome and curious nature. She was the daughter of Wahunsenaca (Chief Powhatan), the mamanatowick (paramount chief) of the Powhatan Chiefdom. At its height, the Powhatan Chiefdom had a population of about 25,000 and included more than 30 Algonquian speaking tribes - each with its own werowance (chief). The Powhatan Indians called their homeland "Tsenacomoco."
This was on the Jamestown Glassworks
He was going to be making the Jack in the Pulpit Vase that you can see beside the blob of molten glass
He was working very quickly. It was hot, and much much hotter next to that glass oven!
He is done. We were only there for half and hour! That is amazing. That vase is now in the cooling oven to cool down very slowly, so it does not crack
The road to Yorktown
yes, we honked the horn.
Our pass covered the entire entrance fee this time, but we still had to pay a 1.25 for the Jr Ranger Booklet
Lon is looking at the York River, which is more of an estuary, and not a river
Inside the replica British ship inside the museum. It was much cooler inside
We looked through the museum after we saw the movie
Lon sat down to do the Jr Ranger booklet. There was a tremendous amount of math. Some odd questions, One of the cannon weighs 5962 pounds, how many times more than your weight is the cannon. REALLY? How is that learning about the Battle of Yorktown.? The last major engagement of the Revolutionary War. Lon and I worked on the 12 math questions, and double checked the answers and they just looked to see if we wrote something.
The light turned green and we had to keep moving
and a promise is a promise
Tomorrow's adventures are still being planned!