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Treasures of Preservation Virginia

"Treasures of Preservation Virginia"

May 7, 2020

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

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Our next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 2 p.m.! Treasures of Preservation Virginia Join curator of collections Lea Lane as she discusses some of the most intriguing objects in Preservation Virginia’s collections. These objects range from a poetic love letter etched into a window pane at Bacon’s Castle to a silk judicial …

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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 …



African-American History at Bacon’s Castle

Sep 28, 2019

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

465 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883

Visit the newly preserved and interpreted slave dwelling at Bacon’s Castle. At 11 a.m., talk with Peighton Young, genealogist and African American historian, about her research into the enslaved and descendant community of Bacon’s Castle. Valarie Davis will be interpreting the enslaved experience at Bacon’s Castle at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Included …

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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 …


November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

  This November, commemorate Native American Heritage Month by learning more about the complicated and intertwined story of the people who have made Virginia home. The First People of Virginia have a history stretching back thousands of years. Today, 11 tribes are recognized in the Commonwealth: the Chickahominy in Charles City County, the Eastern Chickahominy in …

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