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March 19, 2013

Historic Jamestowne Explores Lives and Experiences of Some of the Earliest Women Residents

Meet a pair of Jamestown Island’s earliest female residents through the program, “‘this is done by their women’: The Women of Early Jamestown.” Guests learn about the lives and experiences of two women — a Powhatan Indian and an English settler — from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium at Historic Jamestowne.

The women share their views of daily life, work and relationships as well as their perspectives of the worlds in which they lived. Guests can interact with Melanie Hagan, a veteran interpreter of the Algonquian Chesapeake, who will share her historical perspective of Virginia’s earliest inhabitants. Guests also meet Rachel Stanton, who arrived in Virginia in 1608 with high hopes of success and even higher expectations in the New World.

This is a Women’s History Month program presented jointly by Historic Jamestowne and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

This program is free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne. The admission fee of $10 per adult includes both Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Children under age 16 are admitted free. America the Beautiful National Parks passes are accepted and Preservation Virginia members also are admitted free. Call (757) 229-4997 or visit for more information.

Media Contact:
Jim Bradley