Indian Maritime Heritage

Web Powatan FishingThe students will explore the world of the Algonquians that lived in the Chesapeake region at the time of the English arrival at Jamestown in 1607. Hands on stations will allow the students to learn about the maritime heritage of the first watermen of Virginia .

Orientation and 3 – 20 Minute Stations:

  1. World of the Powhatan
  2. Canoe Construction
  3. Nets and Seining
  4. Fishing Tools and Weirs

Grade level: K – 12

Program Location: Watermen’s Museum

Program Length: 1.5 hours

Program Cost: $5 per participant

To schedule a program tour at the museum or to receive more information, please call (757) 887-2641 or email “admin @watermens.org” (please remove space from address and copy to your email “TO” section.