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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 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 African people. Free admission

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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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