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Keywords: jamestown (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)

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GA-274177-20Public Programs: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)Jamestown Rediscovery FoundationRediscovering Jamestown: A New Way to Explore James Fort Virtually7/1/2020 - 2/28/2021$153,261.00LisaEllenFischer   Jamestown Rediscovery FoundationJamestownVA23185-1900USA2020ArchaeologyCooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)Public Programs15326101532610

Retention of a number of staff to create an interactive virtual tour related to the history and archaeology of James Fort.

This project will involve designing and populating a virtual tour portal for exploring the rich resources related to the history and archaeology of Jamestown, the first successful English settlement in North America. Virtual tours of the archaeological site of James Fort and the Archaearium Museum will be told through a series of videos connected together in an interactive, online map. One tour will weave together the history of the settlement with how archaeological research has informed our understanding of the site. The other will be presented from the perspective of Anas Todkill, one of Jamestown’s important early settlers who was a comrade of Captain John Smith. Relevant historical information, images, artifacts, and other videos will be linked to each tour topic, enabling the public and students to explore further. The education team will also develop lesson plans for using the portal in elementary as well as middle/high school classrooms.

GE-250123-16Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning GrantsPreservation VirginiaJamestown 1619: Democracy, Diversity, and Race8/1/2016 - 7/31/2017$40,000.00James Horn   Preservation VirginiaRichmondVA23220-5012USA2016U.S. HistoryAmerica's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning GrantsPublic Programs400000400000

Planning for permanent exhibitions and programs to recognize the 400th anniversary of the first Jamestown assembly and the arrival of enslaved African peoples in mainland English America.

The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation (Preservation Virginia), which is responsible for daily operations at Historic Jamestowne, will undertake a one-year planning project to develop complementary onsite and online exhibits and programs entitled Jamestown 1619: Democracy, Diversity, and Race. In 2019, Virginia and the nation will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first representative assembly in the western hemisphere and the arrival of the first Africans in mainland English America. During this project JRF will develop plans for two complementary onsite exhibits, expanded public programming, and an online virtual exhibit, all of which would be implemented by the start of the quadricentennial commemoration. Exhibits and programs will introduce the public to core issues related to the earliest forms of representative government in America, the early development of a highly diverse society, and the evolution of associated racist stereotypes.

PF-249689-16Preservation and Access: Sustaining Cultural Heritage CollectionsPreservation VirginiaImproving Conditions for the Jamestown Rediscovery Collection10/1/2016 - 9/30/2018$235,000.00WilliamM.Kelso   Preservation VirginiaRichmondVA23220-5012USA2016ArchaeologySustaining Cultural Heritage CollectionsPreservation and Access23500002350000

Improvement of environmental conditions through replacement of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and controls in storage and display areas, and conversion to LED lighting in the museum.  The two million artifacts in the archaeological collection document one of the earliest colonial settlements in the New World and would be rehoused and reorganized as part of the project.

The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation (Preservation Virginia), which is responsible for daily operations at Historic Jamestowne, will undertake a two-year project to improve the storage environment of its unparalleled archaeological collection. To this end, outdated and inefficient Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment and controls in three artifact storage and display areas will be replaced with greener systems. The lighting in the archaeological museum will be converted to LED lamps. The collection will be rehoused and reorganized to accommodate a continually expanding assemblage of artifacts from archaeological excavations and reduce the time needed to access materials. The project will allow JRF to save energy and money whilst ensuring sustainable protection of this unique and irreplaceable cultural heritage collection.

PW-259091-18Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesMonticelloThe Origins of a Slave Society: Digitizing Flowerdew Hundred10/1/2018 - 10/31/2022$315,000.00JillianE.Galle   MonticelloCharlottesvilleVA22902-0316USA2018ArchaeologyHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access31500003150000

Cataloging and digitization of archaeological collections from the Flowerdew Hundred site, a major 17th-century plantation in the Virginia Tidewater region.  Artifacts, site records, maps, and photographs would be integrated into the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, where they would be made publicly accessible along with materials from approximately 80 other slavery sites in the Atlantic and Caribbean region.   

The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, in collaboration with the University of Virginia Library, will identify, catalog, digitize, and make accessible to diverse stakeholders collections from four of the earliest and most significant 17th-century archaeological sites at Flowerdew Hundred, a thousand acre plantation near Jamestown, Virginia. The occupations of these four sites span a dynamic period of settlement and agricultural expansion in the region. Fifteen of the first 25 enslaved Africans imported into British North America lived at Flowerdew Hundred by 1619. They joined indentured Europeans, neighboring Weanock Indians, and European landowners in shaping mid-17th century plantation settlements. By making accessible a vital part of the limited material record of the social and economic struggles that comprised the 17th-century Chesapeake, this project will provide data to address complex questions about a critical period of America’s development and survival.

RK-20207-95Research Programs: Archaeology ProjectsPreservation VirginiaAPVA Jamestown Archaeological Project5/1/1995 - 4/30/1997$188,410.00WilliamM.Kelso   Preservation VirginiaRichmondVA23220-5012USA1995ArchaeologyArchaeology ProjectsResearch Programs01884100188410

To support a team of archaeologists, historians, and educators in a two-year investigation of Jamestown, Virginia, the site of the first permanent English settlement in America.

RZ-20191-98Research Programs: Collaborative ResearchPreservation VirginiaThe Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project5/1/1997 - 4/30/1999$160,000.00WilliamM.Kelso   Preservation VirginiaRichmondVA23220-5012USA1997ArchaeologyCollaborative ResearchResearch Programs01600000160000

To support the continuing archaeological investigations of the fort and colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia.

ZPP-284132-22Agency-wide Projects: ARP-Organizations (Public-related)Jamestown Rediscovery FoundationJamestown: Unearthing, Understanding, and Sharing the Roots of American History1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022$198,971.00Benjamin Knowles   Jamestown Rediscovery FoundationJamestownVA23185-1900USA2021ArchaeologyARP-Organizations (Public-related)Agency-wide Projects19897101989710

Nine staff positions and four programs related to the interpretation of the archeological site at Jamestown.

The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation (JRF) is dedicated to the archaeological investigation, preservation, and education of Jamestown, the first successful English colony in North America. Funds will enable JRF to enhance current and develop new on-site and digital programs in four key areas: 1) Support for public archaeology, allowing visitors to witness ongoing excavations and follow our remarkable discoveries online; 2) Creation of a self-guided tour of The Nathalie P. & Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium for visitors to access rich content as they explore the museum; 3) Development of a new plan for the “Ed Shed,” JRF’s central venue for children’s programs on-site, incorporating Covid-19 safety measures; 4) Expansion of “Digital reDiscovery,” an online platform featuring videos highlighting aspects of Jamestown’s history, through the addition of two new tours, one on the complex relationship between Powhatan and English and the other on the arrival of the first Africans in 1619.