Saturday, August 17, 2013


Joe and I visited Jamestown on our first summer vacation together the year after we were married.  It had changed significantly since then.  Originally the belief was that the majority of the settlement was in the James River.  However, in the late 1990's/early 2000's they had a renown archaeologist come and look at it and realized that it wasn't in the River.  So they have started excavating the original settlement. 
The glass blower outside of the Jamestown settlement.  The settlers were trying to find something they could export and one of the first things they tried was glass.

Built where the original buildings were based on the excavations

Some of the dig taking place

They had some building next to the settlement that were not as old.  These houses were after the settlement was there.  There is one named the "Ambler house".  Joe's maternal grandparents are Ambler.  We are pretty sure they are related somehow.

A picture of the Ambler house ruins

Near the original settlement is a living history museum where they have recreated the ships and the fort.

Jamestown was one of Nathan's favorite places on the trip partly because of the ships.

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