Jamestown Settlement to host trio of lectures

Coinciding with its temporary exhibit, Pocahontas Imagined, Jamestown Settlement is hosting a trio of lectures in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The lectures, which begin at 7 p.m. at Jamestown Settlement's Robins Foundation Theater, include:

Sept. 5: "Pocahontas in Image and Myth" – Karen Sherry, Art Historian and former Curator of American Art for the Portland Museum of Art in Maine and Associate Curator of Art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.

Sept. 13: "Reel Indian: The Portrayal of Native Americans in Film" – Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Manager, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Oct. 3: "Corrective Lens: Native Women Photographers and the Debunking of the 'Vanishing Race' Myth" – Johanna Minich, Adjunct Curator of Native American Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The exhibit features portraits and sculptures inspired by Pocahontas, along with memorabilia, advertisements and interactive experiences. It also has a children's area to give young visitors and families a sense of what Pocahontas was like as a little girl.

Want to go?

Admission: $17 adults, $8 children ages 6-12, children under 6 are free.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Admission to the evening lecture series' is free, though advance reservations are recommended. Call 757-253-4838 for more information.

Address: On State Route 31 near the Colonial Parkway in James City County, just southwest of Williamsburg and near Historic Jamestowne. Contact: 888-593-4682, 757-253-4838 or visit www.historyisfun.org.

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