Course Offerings

NIAHD offers two courses each summer.  Both courses are offered during both sessions.  Students choose their preferred course when they apply.

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HIST 217: Jamestown thru the American Revolution

HIST 217 begins where the old world societies of Europe and Africa collided with the new world societies of Native Americans on the banks of the nearby James River early in the seventeenth century and follows the American saga for nearly two hundred years through the Revolutionary Era at the end of the eighteenth century.


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HIST 218: The American Revolution thru the Civil War

HIST 218 picks up with the American victory at nearby Yorktown during the struggle for independence and continues the story through the fall of the Confederate capital at Richmond to Union forces in 1865.

Last summer students attending the Pre-College Program visited:
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Jamestown Island

Jamestown Settlement

Peyton Randolph House

Governor's Palace

Trade Shops of Colonial Williamsburg

DeWitt Wallace Museum

Pamunkey Indian Museum and Culture Center

Bacon's Castle

Rosewell Plantation and Ruins

Historic Christ Church

Shirley Plantation

Frontier Culture Museum

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

James Monroe's Highland

Home of John Marshall

Hot Water Free Black Settlement

Shirley Plantation

Somerset Place Plantation

Petersburg

Richmond Canal

Historic Tredegar Iron Works

Mariners' Museum

Gaines' Mill Battlefield

Hollywood Cemetery