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400th Anniversary of Virginia Company Brides for Planters in 1619

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In 1619, the Virginia Company of London began the recruitment and transport of young women who contracted to marry Virginia planters. Women in large numbers would ensure a permanent colony for the English. Our event will demonstrate through lectures and living history the contributions this cadre of women would bring to the success of Virginia. Women on site will demonstrate the various jobs and roles they would perform in the colony and offer a glimpse of the hardships and tragedies they faced. The life of Mistress Alice Proctor will be highlighted and her role in defending her husband’s plantation for three weeks after the 1622 offensive.

Cost: $9/adult, $7/children ages 3-12; Henricus Patrons: free

Venue

Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Rd
Chester, VA United States
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