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Tenacity exhibition focuses on experience of women during early Virginia history

Tenacity exhibition focuses on experience of women during early Virginia history

Jamestown Settlement’s special exhibition “Tenacity,” a cornerstone of the 2019 Commemoration, opens to the public Saturday.

The exhibition seeks to shine a stronger light on the role of women in the colony’s early years with digital exhibits and artifacts never before shown at the museum.

2019 Commemoration, American Evolution is a national commemoration of the 400th anniversary of important historical events that happened in Virginia in 1619.

That was the year the first English representative legislature convened in North America, and the year the first recorded Africans were brought to English North America.

It’s also the year English women were first...

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