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TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia

Explore captivating and little-known personal stories of the women in Jamestown and the Virginia colony and their tenacious spirit and impact on a fledgling society. Discover the struggles that women faced in the New World and their contributions, from the arrival of the first English women in Virginia in 1608 and the Powhatan Indian women they encountered to the arrival of the first documented Af

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Tenacious Women Lecture: “England’s Bartered Brides: Building New Lives in Early Jamestown”

In conjunction with the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, British author Jennifer Potter shares untold stories of 17th-century English women who crossed the ocean to find husbands in Virginia. The public lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater. Free admission. Advance reservations required at rsvp@jyf.virginia.gov or (757) 25

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“Forgotten Soldier” Special Exhibition

Opening June 29, 2019 Discover personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans who fought on both sides of the Revolutionary War through interactive elements and compelling art displays, including a new contemporary work by nationally acclaimed artist Titus Kaphar. Follow the forgotten stories of African Americans who enlisted as soldiers for the American cause for a free and independent

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Origins of American Democracy

Throughout this monthlong program, interactive experiences and interpretive programs honor the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in 1619. An exhibit showcasing the original minutes of the first assembly that convened on July 30, 1619, on loan for the first time in America from The National Archives of the United Kingdom, will be available for public viewing through

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Liberty Celebration

Salute the 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Observe artillery firings, take part in a variety of military exercises, and see a rare July 1776 broadside of the world-changing document surrounded by the signatures of those who proclaimed America's independence.

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