Jamestown Rediscovery: 1619 Democracy, Diversity, and Discovery

In the Footsteps of Democracy
Visit the newly-refurbished Memorial Church to view the archaeological remains of Jamestown’s Church of 1617-18, the meeting place for the first representative form of government in the Americas. Stand on the exact spot where the first General Assembly was held in 1619 and our nation’s democracy began. Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

From Fort to Port: Legacies of 1619
A new exhibit, opening April 15, will explore the tobacco boom in Virginia, Jamestown’s development from a fort to a port, as well as the exploitation of Africans, Virginia Indians, and indentured servants. This exhibit will be on display in the Nathalie P. & Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium, Historic Jamestowne’s award-winning archaeology museum that brings to life the stories of the first settlers and the struggles they endured through the objects they left behind. See 17th-century armor, Native American material culture, and evidence of the starving time up close. Daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (winter hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

EVENT DETAILS


Event Type: Exhibitions

Start Date: April 15, 2019

End Date:

Time: Museum Hours

Venue: Historic Jamestowne, 1368 Colonial Parkway, Jamestown VA 23081



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