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'Cultures at Jamestown' Program Provides Background for U.S.' 400th Anniversary

"The Story Behind the History" will be presented on June 9 at the Fells Point Maritime Museum.

SOURCE: Kristi Halford, Maryland Historical Society
Jamestown Settlement's Godspeed and the Virginia Landing Party Festival are visiting East Coast Ports to promote America's 400th Anniversary, and will be in Baltimore June 9-12. On Friday, June 9 at 1 p.m. the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation will host a community outreach event, Cultures at Jamestown, at the Fells Point Maritime Museum. This special "Story Behind the History" program, sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society, will be free with museum admission.

Participants will explore reproduction artifacts from Jamestown Settlement, a living-history museum in the Williamsburg, VA area, to compare and contrast the housing, tools, clothing, food and technology of Powhatan Indians, English settlers and Africans in 17th-century Virginia. They will also investigate the economic, and other, reasons that brought settlers to Virginia, and the cultural exchange of Virginia's colonial inhabitants.

The Fells Point Maritime Museum, a satellite site of the Maryland Historical Society, is located at 1724 Thames Street in Fells Point. For more information, call 410.685.3750 ext. 321 or visit
On the second Friday of every month, the Maryland Historical Society will offer a "sneak peek" into the stories behind some of the Library and Museum collections. This offers the public an opportunity to meet museum curators and librarians. These programs are free with museum admission. Call 410.685.3750 for more information.

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This story was published on June 6, 2006.