Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Jamestown Scrapbook

My family and I were able to attend the Jamestown Quadricentennial celebration, along with about 3,000 others, at Fort Pocahantas, Virginia. It was an amazing week! There were many influential speakers, wonderful music, and an abundance of costumes, not to mention many photographers and videographers!

We visited Yorktown before heading to the Williamsburg/Jamestown area, and were able to go aboard a three-masted ship laying at anchor in the harbor.

A Little Drummer Boy

The Children's Parade led by re-enactors on Fife and Drum.

The next generation of leaders!

Little Louis Hyslop carried by his mother Anita Hyslop

The Jamestown Children's Memorial on the Harrison Tyler estate at Fort Pocahantas. The capstone contains a time capsule to be opened in 2107 at the 500th anniversary.

Colonial maidens

In Mother's Arms

The re-enactors fired off a cannon every half hour on Saturday, and gave instruction in muskets, fencing, and how soldiers lived during a war.

To refresh ourselves, my sisters and I joined some dear friends on a visit to Williamsburg on Saturday afternoon.

Being of Scottish heritage, we Marshall girls enoyed the Scottish store, and even found our 'clan' crest!
Saturday evening closed with a magnificent play about the marriage of John Rolfe and Pocahantas, and an excellent firework display!

Many thanks to my father for taking us on this trip, and to Vision Forum for organizing this event!

1 comment:

  1. Love the photography there. Glad to see the festivities. Looks like that was a lot of fun? Nice ship shots. Good to see Louis, he's a mighty good looking little guy. Gotta love that war, it keeps being resurrected just for the fun of it.

    Keep shootin'


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