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Tenacious Women Lecture: “Pocahontas and American Indian Women in Cultural Context”

In conjunction with the "TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia" special exhibition, Dr. Karenne Wood, director of Virginia Indian Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, explores two very different stories of American Indian women, Pocahontas and Mary Jemison. The public lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater. The evening lecture is

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Military Through the Ages

At Jamestown Settlement's "Military Through the Ages," re-enactors and modern-day units show how uniforms, weapons and military tactics evolved through the centuries. Experience a chronological display of military history with weekend artillery firings and a Sunday military pass-in-review. This year’s event offers a special salute to women in the military. More

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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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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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Forgotten Soldier

A 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

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