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Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (Richmond, VA 23220-2657)
James Horn (Project Director: January 2016 to present)

Jamestown 1619: Democracy, Diversity, and Race

Planning for permanent exhibitions and programs to recognize the 400th anniversary of the first Jamestown assembly and the arrival of enslaved African peoples in mainland English America.

The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation (Preservation Virginia), which is responsible for daily operations at Historic Jamestowne, will undertake a one-year planning project to develop complementary onsite and online exhibits and programs entitled Jamestown 1619: Democracy, Diversity, and Race. In 2019, Virginia and the nation will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first representative assembly in the western hemisphere and the arrival of the first Africans in mainland English America. During this project JRF will develop plans for two complementary onsite exhibits, expanded public programming, and an online virtual exhibit, all of which would be implemented by the start of the quadricentennial commemoration. Exhibits and programs will introduce the public to core issues related to the earliest forms of representative government in America, the early development of a highly diverse society, and the evolution of associated racist stereotypes.

Project fields:
African American History; Archaeology; U.S. History

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2016 – 7/31/2017