Charles City, VA 23030-3339 United States + Google Map
On December 4, 1619, 38 settlers led by Captain John Woodlief arrived at Berkeley Plantation from Bristol, England. Following instructions given by the colony’s investors, Captain Woodlief led the settlers in prayer and ordained the date of their arrival as a holy day of Thanksgiving. This event marked the first official observance of Thanksgiving in the English colonies. Today the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival continues to fulfill the orders of Berkeley’s investors almost 400 years later by “annually and perpetually” celebrating…
Richmond, VA 23221 United States + Google Map
American Evolution is proud to sponsor the first Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival, November 17-19 at the Historic Byrd Theatre in Richmond, VA. The festival will create a forum for stories influenced by the lives and experiences of American Indians in the Commonwealth and beyond.