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“African American Family Research at the Library of Virginia: Genealogy to 1870” Workshop

Hosted by the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown as part of the museum's ongoing "Preserving the Past: Family History Workshop Series," Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs presents ways to determine whether an individual was enslaved or free and what types of records will be useful for further research, including cohabitation registers, free Negro registers, lists, wills, deeds

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Democracy Weekend

The 400th anniversary of the first assembly of 20 “burgesses,” which convened at Jamestown on July 30 – August 4, 1619, is marked with a weekend of themed tours, interpretive programs and military exercises. Re-enactments bring to life the beginning of representative government in America and the antecedent of today’s Virginia General Assembly, the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere

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“To Common Defense: Military Records for Genealogical Research” Workshop

Hosted by the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown as part of the museum's ongoing "Preserving the Past: Family History Workshop Series," Library of Virginia staff members Tom Crew (senior reference archivist) and Ginny Dunn (archives and library reference services manager) present records unique to the Library, as well as records available on microfilm and in digital format from institutions su

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Tenacious Women Lecture: “My Family of Women’s Rights Advocates: From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Me”

In conjunction with the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, Coline Jenkins, legislator, author and great-great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, sheds light on the evolution of American democracy through the inclusion of women as full citizens. The public lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater. Free admission. Advance r

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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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