The Great Charter and the General Assembly: Founding a Legacy in 1619
Virginia State Capitol, Richmond
January 25 to December 31, 2019

Produced in partnership with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in two forms , The Great Charter and the General Assembly was featured in the Virginia State Capitol Visitor Center and also traveled to various communities in Virginia as a set of pull-up banners. The exhibition highlighted the historical origins of the Virginia General Assembly in the Great Charter of 1618, which abolished martial law, allowed property to shift to private ownership, and authorized the governor to summon a General Assembly to act on legislation. This legacy of representative government became the model adopted for the establishment of the government of the United States. Traveling Exhibition venues in Virginia included: Weems-Botts Museum, Dumfries (June 1-21); Historic Christ Church & Museum, Northern Neck (July 2-23); Jamestown Settlement, Jamestown (July 27- August 29); The Exchange on Main, West Point (September 1-27); The Wayne C. Henderson School, Marion (October 7- November 1) and the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum, Pulaski (November 23-January 29, 2020).