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Spring 2019

The SAR MAGAZINE is the official quarterly publication of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published quarterly.

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SPRING 2018 15 J amestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, is presenting a Tenacious Women Lecture Series on Thursday evenings through November, in conjunction with the yearlong special exhibition, "TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia." The eight-part lecture series features scholars, curators and authors speaking on women throughout history. The series launched on March 7 with a look at the life of Queen Victoria by Dr. Lucy Worsley, chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces and one of British television's leading public historians and authors. "TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia," a special yearlong exhibition on display at Jamestown Settlement through Jan. 5, 2020, explores little-known, captivating personal stories of real women in Jamestown and the early Virginia colony and their tenacious spirit and impact on our fledgling society. The special exhibition is a legacy project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, a national observance of the 400th anniversary of key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 and continue to influence America today. The free public lectures begin at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are required at (757) 253- 4572. June 20: "England's Bartered Brides: Building New Lives in Early Jamestown." British author Jennifer Potter shares untold stories of 17th-century English women who crossed the ocean to find husbands in Virginia. Sept. 12: "My Family of Women's Rights Advocates: From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Me." Coline Jenkins, legislator, author and the great-great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a leading figure of the early women's rights movement, sheds light on the evolution of American democracy through the inclusion of women as full citizens. Oct. 10: "Gilt and Silk: Early 17th-Century Costume." Dr. Rebecca Quinton, curator of European Costume and Textile at Glasgow Museums, explores Jacobean dress and the textiles used to make it, with particular reference to women's wear and surviving items in the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, Scotland. Nov. 14: "We Cannot Be Tame Spectators: Tenacious Women in Early Virginia." Dr. Cynthia Kierner, professor of history at George Mason University, shares the stories of women who survived and thrived in an era when many women lacked property, education and civil rights. Daytime admission to Jamestown Settlement and the special exhibition, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round, is $17.50 for adults and $8.25 for ages 6-12. Admission for children younger than 6 is free. The Tenacious Women Lecture Series is free to the public. Seating is limited. Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31, just southwest of Williamsburg and adjacent to Historic Jamestowne. Parking is free. For more information, call 1-888-593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838, or visit www. historyisfun.org . Jamestown's Tenacious Women Jamestown Settlement to present lecture series

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