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September 17, 2010

2010 Jamestown Lecture Series Focuses on Archaeologists and Their Contributions to Historic Sites

“Preservation and Exploration in the Shadow of John Smith: 2010 Jamestown Lecture Series” presents archaeologists speaking about their work at historic sites. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. at Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 28. Sand, Loam and Sea Breezes: An Archaeologist’s View of Kikotan, Hampton Town and 400 Years of Dirt – Hank Lutton, Boston University.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12. The Search for Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony: 1590-2010. Phillip Evans, Nicholas Luccketti and Dr. Eric Klinglehofer, First Colony Foundation.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26. Finding People, Places and Things: New Archaeological Discoveries at Jamestown –William M. Kelso, Jamestown Rediscovery.

    Tickets for individual lectures are $12, and a ticket for the entire lecture series can be purchased for $30. For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.

    Located in Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, the beautifully restored Kimball Theatre presents films, live performances, musical concerts and special programs. Creative programming alliances with the College of William and Mary, community organizations and Colonial Williamsburg link the past with the present. The 410-seat theater also houses a 35-seat screening room which enables the theater to offer films to the community seven days a week, even when live performances are staged in the main theater. For more information, call (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.

    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. This town-sized living history museum tells the inspirational stories of our journey to become Americans through programs in the Historic Area and through the award-winning Revolutionary City program. Explore The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and discover the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum featuring the best in British and American decorative arts from 1670 – 1830 and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum home to the nation’s premier collection of American folk art, comprising more than 5,000 folk art objects made during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Colonial Williamsburg Hotels feature conference spaces and recreation activities from spa and fine dining to world-class golf. Colonial Williamsburg is committed to expanding its thought-provoking programming through education outreach on-site and online. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the preservation, research and educational programs of the Foundation.

    Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at www.history.org.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121



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