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“our established friendship with the Naturals"
Thursday, April 17 2014

“done about the fifth of April"
Friday, April 18 2014

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, April 23 2014 at 3:00 PM

"A True Discourse of Virginia"
Saturday, April 26 2014

“our established friendship with the Naturals"
Thursday, April 17 2014
10:30 a.m., 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
The April 5 marriage of Pocahontas to John Rolfe established a peace between the Native peoples of Virginia and the colonists. Meet Captain Argall as he relates his role in the events that brought about this peace. Argall is an experienced sea captain who in 1613 lured Pocahontas onto his ship and brought her to Jamestown. Argall had hoped to ransom Pocahontas but the negotiations failed, and Pocahontas adopted many of the ways of the English, falling in love with John Rolfe and marrying him.

This event is part of a series of public programs highlighting the World of Pocahontas, a special year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to Englishman John Rolfe. This program is generously supported by James City County (VA).
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


“done about the fifth of April"
Friday, April 18 2014
10:30 a.m., 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Join Martha Sizemore, housekeeper to Rev. Alexander Whitaker, as she shares her thoughts on the recent marriage of John Rolfe to Pocahontas. It has been a year since Captain Samuel Argall lured Pocahontas onto his boat and brought her to Jamestown. As a ward of the colony, Reverend Whitaker took an interest in Pocahontas's spirituality, ministering to and eventually baptizing her. Martha watched as Pocahontas slowly grew more accepting of English ways, wearing English clothes, taking the English name "Rebecca" and then marrying the widower John Rolfe. Martha will share many of the conversations she has overheard.

This event is part of a series of public programs highlighting the World of Pocahontas, a special year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to Englishman John Rolfe. This program is generously supported by James City County (VA).
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, April 23 2014 at 3:00 PM
Curator's Artifact Tours are conducted at 3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month beginning April 10 through October. Tours start from the Pocahontas statue.

Senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the artifact collection of James Fort. This 90-minute guided program begins with a brief overview of the Jamestown Rediscovery project and offers a rare glimpse of the vault where more than one million artifacts recovered during excavations are housed. Straube will highlight important finds and discuss how artifacts tell the story of Jamestown's early years. After the tour, guests will have time to explore the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium where galleries of selected archaeological artifacts are displayed.

Tour members must purchase a tour ticket online in advance or at the Visitor Center by 2:30 p.m. on the day of the tour. Reservations and tickets are valid only on the date specified. There will be no refunds unless the tour is canceled by Preservation Virginia.

The price is $40, which includes a 7-Day Admission Ticket to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield.

Note: Due to limited space and the fragile nature of artifacts in the laboratory, this tour is restricted to 10 people. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Price:
$40
Location:
Tour meets at Pocahontas statue.
Contact:
757-229-4997, ext. 100


"A True Discourse of Virginia"
Saturday, April 26 2014
12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Meet Ralph Hamor, secretary of the Virginia colony in 1614, as he offers his observations on the current condition of the settlement. Hamor will relate events such as his terrifying sail across the Atlantic in 1609, actions to rebuild the colony following the "starving time," and the capture, baptizing and marriage of Pocahontas to colonist John Rolfe. Hamor will offer inside look into the leadership struggles at Jamestown and recent English attempts to stabilize their fragile foothold in America.

This event is part of a series of public programs highlighting the World of Pocahontas, a special year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to Englishman John Rolfe. This program is generously supported by James City County (VA).

Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997, ext. 100.


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