African-American women, from 1619 to today, are celebrated at Jamestown Settlement with a day of music, dramatic performance and historical presentations from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. From 10 a.m. to
African-American women, from 1619 to today, are celebrated at Jamestown Settlement with a day of music, dramatic performance and historical presentations from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Robin’s Foundation Theater, keynote speaker Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University, will take the stage to discuss “Building the Black Community,” followed by a panel discussion moderated by Barbara Hamm Lee, executive producer and host of WHRV-FM’s Another View, that explores “Re-interpreting History through the Lives and Eyes of Black Women.” Throughout the day, live entertainment in the Rotunda features performances by Time for Two Violin & Cello Duo, Claves Unidos dance collective, and Masaharu Effect, featuring vocalist Kristen Merritt. In the Great Hall and galleries, storytelling, character portrayals and historical interpretations will both enchant and educate visitors. Families also can enjoy face painting, crafts and games.
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Admission to Jamestown Settlement is free to residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg, including College of William & Mary students. You must bring proof of residency. More info here www.historyisfun.org/donate/local-residents/. Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 just southwest of Williamsburg. Parking is free. All daytime performances, activities and speaker presentations during this special event are included with museum admission: $17.50 for adults, $8.25 for ages 6-12, and free for children under 6.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2110 Jamestown Road, Route 31 S, Williamsburg, 23185 Williamsburg VA 23185