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TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia

November 10, 2018 - January 5, 2020

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 African women and influx of English women in the colony in 1619. From women’s roles to women’s rights, connect issues of the 17th century and their relevance today. A 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution Legacy Project. Learn more.