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1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy
On October 17, 2018, James Horn delivered the J. Harvie Wilkinson, Jr. Lecture, “1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy.”
A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke
On May 27, 2010, James Horn discussed his book A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.
In 1587, a small band...
Contact and Conflict
Curators at Work: Pocahontas's Virginia
The Virginia Company that sponsored the Jamestown settlement arranged for Pocahontas to travel to England in 1616. The purpose was to show her off as...
Determined Traveling Exhibition
Early Images of Virginia Indians: The William W. Cole Collection
Exploration of the New World
Fighting for America: The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 1519-1871 By Jeremy Black
In his latest book, prize-winning author Jeremy Black traces the competition for control of North America from the landing in 1519 of Spanish troops...
Fighting for America: The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 1519-1871
On March 28, 2012, Jeremy Black delivered a lecture entitled "Fighting for America: The Struggle for Mastery in North America, 1519–1871."
Jamestown, the Truth Revealed (Chauncey Lecture 2017)
On July 19, 2017, Dr. William M. Kelso delivered the Hazel and Fulton Chauncey Lecture entitled “Jamestown, the Truth Revealed.”
What was life...
John Smith's "General History of Virginia"
In this video, former VMHC Vice President for Collections E. Lee Shepard discusses John Smith's The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England, and...
Life Portrait of Pocahontas
Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Native Southerners: The Indigenous People Who Made and Remade the South
On May 9, 2019, Gregory D. Smithers delivered the Banner Lecture, “Native Southerners: The Indigenous People Who Made and Remade the South.”
Pocahontas – Religion and Faith (Pocahontas Symposium: Session 2)
Few figures from the American past are better known than the young Powhatan woman who has come down to us as “Pocahontas.” Her fame began in her own...
Pocahontas Remembered… An Ocean Away
Recovering History, Reclaiming the Present: The Apalachee Diaspora since the 16th Century
On April 7, 2022, Kimberly C. Borchard presented a lecture about the 500-year-old myth of Appalachian gold and its catastrophic consequences for the...