Archive for October, 2007

Jamestown Online Exhibit

October 11th, 2007

The founding of Jamestown in 1607 has long been a mandatory topic in American history courses. The story has been romanticized and retold in movies and books that popularized the names of the most famous characters – John Smith, Powhatan, Pocahontas, and John Rolfe. While the founding and subsequent struggles have assumed epic proportions, storytellers have largely ignored the women of Jamestown. These forgotten women and their crucial role to the success of Jamestown are the focus of the National Women’s History Museum’s (NWHM) newest Cyber Exhibit – Building the New World: The Women of Jamestown Settlement.

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