Learn about the history and archaeology of Jamestown’s churches as well as the crucial role women have played in the excavations since 1897. Mary Jeffery Galt, Mary Winder Garrett, and Annie Galt oversaw some of the first excavations on Jamestown Island more than a century ago. In 2016 the Jamestown Rediscovery team returned to the site of the three 17th-century churches originally dug by these pioneering women. The recent excavations, led by Site Supervisor Mary Anna Hartley, have unearthed new clues that have answered many of the unsolved mysteries about where the first General Assembly was held in 1619. This program includes an indoor lecture followed by a visit to the Jamestown Memorial Church (weather permitting) to view the current dig site.
Lasting about one hour, A Century of Women in Archaeology at Jamestown will be offered at 10:00am, usually on the first and third Fridays of the month, from April through October. Please see below for upcoming programs.
This program begins with a talk at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center followed by a visit to the Memorial Church site, weather permitting.
Adult tickets are $35 each and Youth tickets (15 years of age and under) are $15 each. Program fee includes 7-day Admission to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Children 15 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program is limited, so early booking is encouraged.
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