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"This is Done by Their Women": The Women of Early Jamestown

February 28, 2013

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

Interactive Program Offers Insight to Early Settlers' Survival

Rachel Stanton, One of Jamestown Island's Early Female Residents
Rachel Stanton, One of Jamestown Island's Early Female Residents
Meet two 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 these women, a Powhatan Indian and an English settler, during this drop-in program 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. Please call (757) 229-4997 or visit www.historicjamestowne.org for more information.

Historic Jamestowne is jointly administered by the National Park Service and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (on behalf of Preservation Virginia) and preserves the original site of the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

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