Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Among the highlights of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, was a May 24, 2019, visit by a delegation from the Royal Return to Ghana African Unity 400 to Jamestown Settlement, honoring the 1619 arrival of the first documented Africans to North America. Here, Rev. Dr. A. K. Ocansey, a princess of the Ocansey Royal Family of Ada, Ghana, and her daughter, reflected on the power and legacy of the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation photo.
July 30, 2019: JYF Executive Director Philip Emerson welcomes President Donald J. Trump to Jamestown Settlement for 400th Anniversary of American Democracy.
July 30, 2019: Jamestown Settlement Honor Guard and historical interpreters depict House of Burgesses for 400th anniversary.
July 30, 2019: Jamestown Settlement Honor Guard procession of VIrginia General Assembly Special Session.
July 30, 2019: Presidential Historian Jon Meacham delivers commemorative remarks at Jamestown Settlement
July 30, 2019: President Donald J. Trump delivers keynote address at Jamestown Settlement
March 7, 2019: Lucy Worsley, OBE, tours TENACITY special exhibition prior to public lecture.
Feb. 23, 2019: After Angelo event at Jamestown Settlement featured a panel discussion on Building the Black Community.
Feb. 23, 2019: After Angelo event at Jamestown Settlement highlighted African-American culture.
March 17, 2019: Military Through the Ages featured a tribute to women in the military.
May 24, 2019: Royal Return to Ghana African Unity 400 featured TENACITY visit by Rev. Dr. A. K. Ocansey, a princess of the Ocansey Royal Family of Ada, Ghana, and her daughter.
May 2019: Jamestown Settlement debuted Mother Tongue, a play in honor of TENACITY exhibition.
Sept 30, 2019: Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam visits TENACITY exhibit with Curator Katherine Egner Gruber to see Ferrar Papers, Magdalene College.
June 27, 2019: American Revolution Museum at Yorktown debuted "Forgotten Soldier" special exhibition that features a 3D sculpture by Titus Kaphar, 2018 MacArthur Fellow.