Commemorate the 400th anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to Englishman John Rolfe on April 5, 2014. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to experience Pocahontas's marriage to Rolfe at the original church site where the 1614 wedding took place. In 2010, archaeologists uncovered the location of the 1608 church, the site of the marriage, inside James Fort. Visitors can also participate in a series of eyewitness living history programs, lectures, and tours throughout the month of April and the spring season. These programs explore the politics, culture, beliefs, and material world of the region's indigenous peoples and English newcomers. In addition, archaeological finds illustrating the life ways of Chesapeake's Indian peoples will be highlighted in a new exhibit, The World of Pocahontas', at the Voorhees Archaearium, Historic Jamestowne's archaeology museum. This exhibit will reveal new details about the material world of Virginia's native peoples and their adaptation and social interaction with the English colonists. Preservation Virginia and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in collaboration with the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center and the Patawomeck Heritage Foundation will host the commemoration.
Admission Fee: Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne; Youth 15 & under are free
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