The Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia will be explored during a three-day event at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. Scheduled for November 25-27, 2010, the event will feature the food habits of 17th & 18th century Virginia.
At Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg visitors will learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and seat by Virginia’s English colonists and Powhatan Indians. The re-created Powhatan village will have venison, turkey and other game roasting over an open fire, as stews of corn, beans and squash cook in clay pots. Visitors can also learn how the Jamestown colony was provision by hauling cargo aboard re-created ships, while within the colonial fort they can learn about culinary skills English colonists brought to Virginia.
The Yorktown Victory Center will provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about typical soldiers’ fare during the American Revolution and the bounty of a 1780s farm. Highlights of the event include the Continental Army encampment and the 1780s farm, where farm interpreters will share preservation methods.
The Jamestown Settlement Café will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 11am-4pm on Thanksgiving Day, November 25. The cost is $12.95 for adults and $6.95 for children 12 and under.