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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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The HandleBards: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In partnership with the Virginia Arts Festival, Jamestown Settlement presents a special performance featuring The HandleBards from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. This internationally renowned British troupe specializing in outdoor theatre will play all the parts of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" using the props and costumes they've carried on their bikes just for this occasion. You

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MY TENACITY! A Celebration of Women

If you’re not one, you know one! Tenacious women are celebrated with a weekend of female musicians, dancers, spoken-word artists, character portrayals, children’s activities, mural painting and more. The event is held in conjunction with the yearlong "TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia" special exhibition, a 2019 Legacy Project. An evening ticketed concert performance will accompany t

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Tenacious Women Concert

Jamestown Settlement presents a “Tenacious Women Concert" from 6-10 p.m. on June 8 as an after-hours continuation of “MY TENACITY!” This special ticketed nighttime outdoor concert features performances by Davina and The Vagabonds, the Truetone Honeys, and award-winning vocalist Desirée Roots. Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blanke

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Tenacious Women Lecture: “Piracy, Political Intrigue and Human Tragedy: Virginia’s First Africans”

In conjunction with the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, historian and author Martha W. McCartney shares her discoveries from previously unexamined documents and presents her ground-bre, aking new research from the United Kingdom’s National Archives on the circumstances surrounding the 1619 arrival of Angelo and the colony’s first Africans. Free admission. Adva

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