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Liberty Celebration

Salute the 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Observe artillery firings, take part in a variety of military exercises, and see a rare July 1776 broadside of the world-changing document surrounded by the signatures of those who proclaimed America's independence.

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An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin: “Leadership in Turbulent Times”

As part of the 400th anniversary observance of the 1619 legislative assembly in the New World, Dr. Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will present a special evening lecture offering an illuminating exploration of the early development, growth and exercise of leadership. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Robins Foundation Theater. Seating is limited. A

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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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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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