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“A True Discourse of Virginia"
Saturday, February 8 2014

“Diego de Molina: English Captive, Spanish Spy"
Saturday, February 22 2014

“A True Discourse of Virginia"
Saturday, February 8 2014
12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Meet Ralph Hamor, secretary of the Virginia colony in 1614, as he offers his observations on the current condition of the settlement. Hamor will relate events such as his terrifying sail across the Atlantic in 1609, actions to rebuild the colony following the "starving time", and the capture of Pocahontas and her conversion to Christianity. Hamor will offer an inside look into the leadership struggles at Jamestown and recent English attempts to stabilize their fragile foothold in America.

This event is part of a series of public programs highlighting the World of Pocahontas, a special year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to Englishman John Rolfe. This program is generously supported by James City County (VA).
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


“Diego de Molina: English Captive, Spanish Spy"
Saturday, February 22 2014
12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
The Spaniard Diego de Molina has spent the last two and a half years as a prisoner at Jamestown. He is allowed an interview with those willing to meet with him, but beware – he is allegedly a spy. Molina was captured near Ft. Algernon as his ship anchored at the mouth of the James River. During his captivity, Jamestown has recovered from the "starving time", and a war with the Virginia Indians. The English now enjoy a tenuous peace following the capture of Pocahontas and her conversation to Protestant Christianity. Molina will no doubt dread the impact this will have on Catholic Spain in the New World.

This event is part of a series of public programs highlighting the World of Pocahontas, a special year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to Englishman John Rolfe. This program is generously supported by James City County (VA).
Contact:
For more information call 757-229-4997.


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