Whether you’re steeped in history or have little interest in it, organizers for the Jamestown 2019 commemoration want to reel you in.
Organizers hope to create a lasting legacy and conversation around the commemoration by increasing the use of digital media and using current events as an entry point into the larger conversation.
“We want to show why history matters in today’s context,” said Kathy Spangler, executive director of American Evolution, a sub-agency of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation that is organizing commemoration events. “We think (using the arts) is a core approach to engage the community in a contemporary way.”
Spangler said the 2019 commemoration...