Exhibit & Lecture Videos
Exhibit & Lecture Videos
LECTURE (2013): “Development of Slavery in the 17th-Century Chesapeake” examines the evolution of techniques for managing enslaved Africans and the adaptations specific to the Chesapeake that Africans had to make to survive.
LECTURE (2013): “The Archaeology of Slave Quarters in Colonial Virginia” examines what artifacts and physical remains of slave quarters, in combination with historical research, can reveal about lives of enslaved people.
Lecture by Karen Kupperman: Virginia Seeks a Crop
LECTURE (2012): “Virginia Seeks a Crop” describes efforts in the early years of Jamestown to develop a product to repay the immense costs of establishing the colony and keep investors committed to the project.
Lecture by Lauranett L. Lee: “Exploring 17th-Century Virginia: Legislating Boundaries and Creating Culture”
LECTURE (2012): “Exploring 17th-Century Virginia: Legislating Boundaries and Creating Culture” examines how the lives of women and Africans became increasingly circumscribed in 17th-century Virginia.
The 17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World
EXHIBIT (2011-2012): Learn more about the transformational impact of scientific advances, economic developments and social change in the 17th century.
Lecture by Twyla Kitts: “Captains, Monarchs, Philosophers, and Merchants: Picturing the 17th Century”
LECTURE (June 2012): “Captains, Monarchs, Philosophers, and Merchants: Picturing the 17th Century” investigates the dramatic changes in 17th-century technology and philosophy that set the stage for the modern world, using works of art.
EXHIBIT (2010-2011): Learn more about Werowocomoco, the former principal residence of Powhatan, paramount chief of 30-some Indian tribes in Virginia’s coastal region.
Lecture by Helen C. Rountree: “English Myth-Making and Indian Reality: Early English Stereotypes of the Virginia Indians”
LECTURE (2011): “English Myth-Making and Indian Reality: Early English Stereotypes of the Virginia Indians” examines the perceptions of Virginia Indians by early English colonists and the reality behind those stereotypes.
Lecture by Martin D. Gallivan: “Werowocomoco: Seat of Power”
LECTURE (2011): “Werowocomoco: Seat of Power” discusses the archaeological investigations at Werowocomoco, the seat of power of the Powhatan paramount chiefdom.
Lecture by Lorri Glover: “The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America”
LECTURE (2009): “The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America” provides an overview of “the tale of one of the greatest rescue stories in American history.”