Historic Sites: Historic Jamestowne

Jul
30

1619/2019 Commemoration Remarks

These remarks were delivered by Elizabeth S. Kostelny, Chief Executive Officer, at the 400th Anniversary of the First Representative Legislative Assembly at Jamestown Island on July 30, 2019.  Governor Northam, Speaker Cox, Senator Norment, Sir David, and to all of our distinguished guests, welcome to Historic Jamestowne. I am Elizabeth Kostelny. I have the great …

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Feb
12

Commemorate Black History Month in Virginia

Black History Month Virginia

This February, commemorate Black History Month by learning more about the complicated and intertwined story of the people who have made Virginia home. 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to Jamestown. These “20 odd” Africans landed first in Port Comfort in August of 1619 and were transported to the …

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