The yearlong exhibition will explore little-known personal stories of the women in Jamestown and the early Virginia colony, highlighting their tenacious spirit and impact on a fledgling society. Through interactive experiences and artifact displays, the special exhibition will examine the struggles women faced in the New World and highlight their contributions to society — from the arrival of the first English women in Virginia in 1608 and the Powhatan Indian women they encountered, to the arrival of the first documented African women and recruitment of English women in 1619. From women’s roles to women’s rights, the exhibition will connect issues of the 17th century and their relevance to modern day. The exhibition is an American Evolution Legacy Project in conjunction with the 2019 Commemoration. 2018 admission for Jamestown Settlement is $17 for adults, $8 for ages 6 through 12, and free for children under 6 (2019: $17.50 for adults, $8.25 for ages 6-12).
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