Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologist Mary Anna Hartley takes us deep inside the recent excavations at the 1617 Jamestown church, which in 1619 hosted the first meeting of Virginia’s General Assembly. Learn how Hartley and her team are using modern science, technology and forensics to help identify individuals buried there, most notably Governor George Yeardley, who called the first Assembly.
Hartley's presentation is the first in HCC&M's 2019 Sunday Speaker Series The Bones of Our Past: Jamestown and the Making of America. Wine & cheese reception with speaker follows each presentation. Tickets are $30.00 for each presentation or $100.00 for the series. Tickets do not include any book purchases. Purchase tickets here: Hartley - New Discoveries Inside Jamestown Church or for full series The Bones of Our Past.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of Christ Church with experienced volunteers and learn about upcoming events and training materials available in our continuing education programs. Visit the museum, the volunteer library and our conference-education center. Learn about the organizational structure of the Foundation for Historic Christ Church and the different ways to volunteer. Get to know Historic Christ Church & Museum volunteers over lunch and see why volunteering at Historic Christ Church & Museum is a fun and rewarding experience!
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Welcome back to a new season for HIstoric Christ Church & Museum!
Our April hours will be as follows:
Friday & Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
During our open hours, you can enjoy a guided tour of the Church; visit our Museum, which features some exciting new exhibits in 2019; and our Gift Shop, which is packed with new exciting gifts for the entire family!
Renowned Smithsonian Institution forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley takes us to Jamestown and other 17th-century sites in Virginia and Maryland to reveal how scientific analysis of skeletal remains has shed light on the identities and experiences of European and African colonists in the Chesapeake.
Owsley's presentation is the second in HCC&M's 2019 Sunday Speaker Series The Bones of Our Past: Jamestown and the Making of America. Wine & cheese reception with speaker follows each presentation. Tickets are $30.00 for each presentation or $100.00 for the series. Tickets do not include any book purchases. Purchase tickets here: Owsley-Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake or for full series The Bones of Our Past.