Last month marked the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, America’s first settlement, established by 144 men who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from England. In honor of this milestone, The History Channel’s has launched an interactive Jamestown microsite that allows users to explore the history of Jamestown, its settlers, and its place in the nation’s history. The Jamestown story on is presented in chapters that consist of an illustrated narrative, important event nodes, and an extensive bibliography with live links to primary sources. Video commentary also is available from some of the most renowned and respected Jamestown historians today, including Keith Mayes, a professor of African-American studies at the University of Minnesota, and Edmund Morgan, emeritus professor of American history at Yale University. With video clips, historian commentary, interactive maps, and teaching tools,’s Jamestown aims to both entertain and educate its users, the site’s creators say.