MY TENACITY!

Daytime Event Activities

Throughout the day on the Mall Stage, host Lee Anne Rose, who has spent the last 25 years bringing women’s history to life through historical interpretation will bridge the centuries to introduce the women of “MY TENACITY!” Live entertainment features performances by Meredith Schramm, award-winning American Indian hoop dancer; Dance or Die!, a lively 18th-century dance act of colonial merriment; and drums and dancers from ACT Dance Theatre of Atumpan, a nonprofit arts education organization specializing in African culture.

In the Robins Foundation Theater, enjoy a variety of dance and musical acts featuring Time for 2 Violin & Cello Duo, with 14-year-old violinist, Kearston Gonzales, and 12-year-old cellist, Kendall Gonzales; Claves Unidos, with an energetic and rhythmic journey through a coming-of-age tale demonstrating the importance of the African influence on music and dance; and Caroline Scruggs on the theremin, with a mix of both original songs and recognizable tunes as never heard before.

Live performances will enchant and educate in the Zadarlik-Sogoloff Gazebo, featuring American Indian tales with Felicity Meza-Luna, story and song with Sylvia Tabb Lee, and tenacious women character portrayals from Darci Tucker as Alice Grierson and Sheila Arnold as Fannie May Hamer. Families can also enjoy face painting, period games and crafts, community tables and activities, plus perfume-distilling demonstrations with Rebecca Suerdieck.

All daytime performances, activities and speaker presentations during this special event are included with museum admission. Tickets can be purchased online here, by calling 757-253-5110 or 757-253-5112 or stopping by Visitor Services at Jamestown Settlement or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


MALL STAGE

10:15 a.m./12:30 p.m./3:45 p.m. – Performances by Meredith Schramm, award-winning American Indian hoop dancer.

11 a.m./1:15 p.m./2:45 p.m. – Performances by Dance or Die!, a lively 18th-century dance act of colonial merriment.

11:45 a.m./2 p.m./4:15 p.m. – Performances by the drums and dancers from ACT Dance Theatre of Atumpan, a nonprofit arts education organization specializing in African culture.

ROBINS FOUNDATION THEATER

11 a.m. – Performances by Time for 2 Violin & Cello Duo, with 14 year old violinist, Kearston Gonzales, and 12 year old cellist, Kendall Gonzales.

12 p.m./3 p.m. — Performances by Claves Unidos, a Richmond based arts collective featuring a lively blend of dances with African roots from the Caribbean and Americas.

1 p.m. – Performance by Caroline Scruggs on the theremin, with a mix of both original songs and recognizable tunes as never heard before.Zadarlik-Sogoloff

ZADARLIK-SOGOLOFF GAZEBO

10 a.m./1 p.m. – Character portrayal by Darci Tucker as Alice Grierson, a counselor and advocate for the officer’s wives, laundresses and African-American troops of the 10th Cavalry “Buffalo Soldiers.”

10:45 a.m./1:45 p.m. – Character portrayal by Sheila Arnold as Fannie May Hamer, an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader.

11:30 a.m./2:30 p.m. – American Indian tales with Felicity Meza-Luna.

12:15 p.m./3:15 p.m. – Story and song with Sylvia Tabb Lee.

OTHER

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m./1:30 to 4 p.m. – Perfume distilling demo with Rebecca Suerdieck.

Sunday: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m./4 to 5 p.m. – Perfume distilling demo with Rebecca Suerdieck.

Throughout the Day – Crafts, Games & Face Painting

 


About Jamestown Settlement

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 just southwest of Williamsburg and features expansive exhibition galleries and films that connect visitors with the lives of the Powhatan, English and west central African cultures that converged at 17th-century Jamestown, and historical interpretation in outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, 1607 English ships and colonial fort. Jamestown Settlement is a stage for special exhibitions, events and programs in conjunction with the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, honoring the 400th anniversary of key historical events in Virginia in 1619. The “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, a legacy project of the 2019 Commemoration, explores captivating and little-known stories of Powhatan Indian, English and African women in 17th-century Virginia, and will be accompanied this year by more than a dozen public lectures, special events and performances.

All daytime performances, activities and speaker presentations during this special event are included with museum admission: $17.50 for adults, $8.25 for ages 6-12, and free for children under 6. Residents of York County, James City County and the City of Williamsburg, including College of William and Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency. A value-priced combination ticket with the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is $26.00 for adults and $12.50 for ages 6-12. A separate ticket is required to attend the evening concert and can be purchased here.

For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838.