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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: “Matter Out of Place: The Writing of Ar’n’t I a Woman”

In conjunction with the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, Dr. Deborah Gray White, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University, examines the context of the historical profession through the personal lens of researching and writing "Ar’n’t I a Woman: Female Slaves in the Plantation South." The public lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Jame

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Tenacious Women Lecture: “Colonizing Women”

In conjunction with the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, Dr. Kathleen Brown, David Boies Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, explores the relationships between the English women brought to early Jamestown, the men who desired them as wives and the Powhatan and Afro-Caribbean/African women affected by their presence. The public lecture begins

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“Mother Tongue” at Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement presents the premiere of "Mother Tongue," an original play written by Abigail Schumann, that explores the stories of three women of Jamestown – Matoaka, Anne Burras Laydon and Angelo – as they come together to consider if, and how, the future will remember them and why it matters. The new play is held in conjunction with the yearlong "TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Vir

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Jamestown Day

A jointly sponsored event at Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne Mark the 412th anniversary of the 1607 founding of Jamestown, America’s first permanent English colony. Discover Jamestown's legacy through a variety of maritime and interpretive programs and artillery firings. Climb aboard a Jamestown Settlement ship and see one sail, and take part in archaeological programs at Histori

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