Annual Report to Donors
President and Executive Director's Letter
The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, as an educational institution, is committed not only to sustaining our core mission, but also to growing as a leader in museum education. By educating, interpreting, preserving, and commemorating our history, the Foundation is able to engage with a growing and diverse audience. We are driven by a vision of a nation in which every citizen has the chance to learn from history and to lend their own voice to the narrative.
In the pages of this Annual Report, we share, with gratitude, the successes of fiscal year 2018 — a year in which we concluded the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Campaign for Support and began charting a course for the future.
Curators and education staff planned and presented exhibits and programs that educate and give context to our modern world, including a youth leadership conference at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
While nothing can replace the traditional museum experience, the digital age offers unprecedented opportunities to expand our reach and engage far beyond our museums’ walls. A newly designed online learning center and a distance learning pilot program were both completed and readied to launch in the 2018-19 school year.
In 2019, we mark the 400th anniversary of events that have shaped our national identity. Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will present a robust calendar of educational and engaging programs, events, and lectures that will draw audiences from across the country and around the world.
The Jamestown Settlement special exhibition “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” received funding from an important public-private partnership and became the first exhibition and legacy project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. “TENACITY” gives voices to women whose stories have been overshadowed in the historical narrative.
Each milestone we reached last year is part of a much longer journey. With the vision of our leadership, the dedication of staff, and the loyalty of our donors, an exciting future lies ahead.
Clifford B. Fleet Philip G. Emerson
President Executive Director
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