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New Exhibit at Jamestown Settlement Tells the Personal Stories of Real Women from Jamestown

TENACITY-JYF-logo-RGB-300x214Colonial Virginia has long been one of NationsClassroom’s most popular school trip destinations.  In fact, Forbes just counted Colonial Williamsburg as one of their “14 Best Places to Travel in 2019.”   The Forbes article highlighted Jamestown’s new exhibit Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia as a “timely exhibit” and “a must-see."

According to the Jamestown Settlement’s website, the exhibition explores  “...little-known, captivating personal stories of real women in Jamestown and the early Virginia colony and their tenacious spirit and impact on a fledgling society.”

Visitors to the Jamestown Settlement and the TENACITY exhibition can hear stories of the first English women in the Virginia colony beginning in 1608 and the Powhatan Indian women they encountered.  


Little was recorded about the role of women in the early American settlements, but this exhibit attempts to examine stories of the “first documented African woman, Angelo, to arrive in Virginia in 1619, and the Virginia Company of London’s effort that same year to encourage the growth of the Jamestown colony by recruiting single English women."

Through exploring women’s roles to women’s rights, the exhibition connects issues of the 17th century and their relevance today.


TENACITY will run at Jamestown through January 2020.  If you are interested in taking a school group to Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, or other Historic East Coast destinations, please reach out to our experienced staff.  Or browse through our most popular sample itineraries.



Topics: Colonial Virginia

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