VMHC presents “Pocahontas: Her Life, Legend, & Legacy” this Wednesday

VMHC presents “Pocahontas: Her Life, Legend, & Legacy” this Wednesday

Few figures from the American past are better known than the young Powhatan woman we call, “Pocahontas.” Her fame began in her own lifetime and has endured for more than 400 years.

From the Virginia Museum of History & Culture:

Few figures from the American past are better known than the young Powhatan woman we call, “Pocahontas.” Her fame began in her own lifetime and has endured for more than 400 years. Join us for a special half-day symposium with Virginia Indian Tribal Leaders, nationally renowned scholars, and a representative from Pocahontas’ final resting place in England to tell her remarkable story from both English and Native American perspectives.

Symposium panelists will discuss what Pocahontas has come to represent as a cross-cultural ambassador, the role of religion and faith in her story, and the myths and realities that surround her. This groundbreaking program not only honors the Virginia Indian Tribes who played a key role in establishing the foundation of our country but also acknowledges the heritage and identity of indigenous peoples who have often been overlooked in history. Visit VirginiaHistory.org/Pocahontas for details.

The lecture is $20 for members; $30 for non-members (pre-registration is recommended).

Learn more and purchase tickets online here.

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