"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).