WILLIAMSBURG, Va., October 3, 2014 – Author and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Peter Firstbrook will speak in Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater at 3 p.m., Tuesday, October 14, on the exploits and accomplishments of Captain John Smith, the subject of his new book, “A Man Most Driven.” Smith had an instrumental role in the survival of the early 17th-century English colony at Jamestown and published the first accurate map of the Chesapeake Bay region in 1612.
The lecture will be preceded and followed by book-signings and is free with admission to Jamestown Settlement.
Firstbrook also is author of “The Voyage of Matthew,” about the explorer John Cabot, “Lost on Everest,” about George Mallory, and “The Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family.” For 25 years he was a BBC television producer, director and executive producer specializing in historical documentaries. He has won more than 30 international awards including, twice, the Royal Television Society award for best documentary.
Jamestown Settlement, a state-operated museum of 17th-century Virginia, is located at 2110 Jamestown Road and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $16.00 for adults, $7.50 for ages 6-12. For more information, call (757) 253-4838 or toll-free (888) 593-4682 or visit hif.ciniva.net.