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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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“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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Tenacious Women Lecture: “Gilt and Silk: Early 17th-Century Costume”

In conjunction with the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, Dr. Rebecca Quinton, Curator of European Costume and Textile at Glasgow Museums, explores Jacobean dress and the textiles used to make it, with particular reference to women’s wear and surviving items in the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, Scotland. The public lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Jamestown Settleme

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American Indian Intertribal Powwow

Join in a two-day celebration of song, dance and storytelling, featuring American Indian tribes. This year's program highlights American Indian women with special performances, speakers and more. Held in conjunction with the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. More

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Yorktown Victory Celebration

Military life and artillery firings mark the 238th anniversary of America’s momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. Enjoy hands-on activities, military music and re-enactors. October 19 commemorative events take place in Historic Yorktown and at Yorktown Battlefield. Learn more.

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