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2007 Heritage Lecture Series

 at Jamestown Settlement

  • Sunday, May 20
    The Life and Legacy of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu
    Mr. Peter Armstrong, Museum Director of the Royal Armouries, will explore the life of the first true shogun of Japan.
    2 p.m., Jamestown Settlement, Classrooms A & B
  • Saturday, June 2
    Journeys Through Time: African and African American Lives in  Virginia
    Dr. Joseph Miller, University of Virginia professor and African Studies Association president, is an expert on the worldwide slave trade and Angolan history.
    7 p.m., Jamestown Settlement, Robins Foundation Theater 
  • Saturday, August 4
    The Lessons of History Dr. Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author, served as a White House Fellow and taught at Harvard for 10 years.
    7 p.m., Jamestown Settlement, Robins Foundation Theater 
  • Saturday, September 8
    Creating the American Mirror of Representation: From Jamestown (1619) to Philadelphia (1787)
    Dr. Jack Rakove, Stanford University professor of History and American Studies and 1997 History Pulitzer Prize winner.
    7 p.m., Jamestown Settlement, Robins Foundation Theater


  • Saturday, October 6
    Great Presidents Past and Present
    Mr. Michael Beschloss, best-selling author of books on leadership
    and the presidency and NBC News Presidential Historian. Sponsored by the AMERIGROUP Foundation.
    7 p.m., Jamestown Settlement, Robins Foundation Theater 


  • Saturday, November 3
    Native America in the 21st Century:  Out of the Mists and Beyond Myth

    W. Richard West, Jr., member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and a Peace chief of the Southern Cheyenne, and founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
    7 p.m., Jamestown Settlement, Robins Foundation Theater 

The lectures are free to the public. Seating is limited. Advance reservations should be made at (757) 253-4415 orrsvp.lecture@jyf.virginia.gov