Little written record remains on the first settlers of Jamestown but this Wednesday at the Virginia Historical Society there is chance for locals to learn how archeological discoveries offer new insight into the lives of some of the first Europeans in Virginia.
Wednesday, July 19, 5:30pm – 6:30pmLocation: Virginia Historical Society, Robins Family Forum
What was life really like for the band of adventurers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? Important as the accomplishments of these men and women were, the written records pertaining to them are scarce, ambiguous, and often conflicting. And those curious about the birthplace of the United States have had little to turn to except dramatic and often highly fictionalized reports. In Jamestown, the Truth Revealed, William Kelso takes us literally to the soil where the Jamestown colony began, unearthing footprints of a series of structures, beginning with the James Fort, to reveal fascinating evidence of the lives and deaths of the first settlers, of their endeavors and struggles, and new insight into their relationships with the Virginia Indians. He offers up a lively account, framed around a narrative of the archaeological team’s exciting discoveries.