2018 Fall Meeting:
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 12 Noon
Where: Long Beach, Yacht Club, Long Beach, CA
Program: How the Jamestown Colony led to the Sailing of the Mayflower.
For more information, please contact our Company’s Governor.
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Category Archives: 1607
By Erica Hahn We know that there were few women colonists in the first years of the Jamestown colony. As with almost all European colonies, men were the adventurers, going out into the wilderness with the idea of making their … Continue reading
Governor Scarlett Stahl convened our 2017 Winter Meeting in post-deluge Los Angeles on February 18. Nineteen members and guests met to exchange greetings, enjoy fellowship and celebrate the life of Pocahontas. We began with Dr. Jessica Stern’s engaging and informative presentation … Continue reading
It’s been a tough weather week in Historic Jamestown. We here show a You Tube video of Jamestown in Winter shot from a drone by the Jamestown Rediscovery staff. This makes us appreciate our California weather, no matter the current rains. Note how … Continue reading
There have been six churches at Jamestown. The most meaningful were the second, built in 1608 – the site of the 1614 Rolfe/Pocahontas wedding and where graves of four founders were found; the third, built from 1617 to 1619 – the … Continue reading
The Little Ice Age made early 17th century winters very difficult in England, but especially in Virginia. Unlike our days of rain, and chill, the Thames and James would freeze over in those days, so this reprinted account of Remembering Capt. John Smith’s … Continue reading
We have relocated our Saturday, November 21 fall meeting to JT Schmid’s Restaurant and Brewery at 2610 East Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806 at noon. We will have an interesting program: We will be honored by hosting Dr. Mark G. Hanna, Associate … Continue reading
Captain John Smith’s iconic shadow still falls over Jamestown 400+ years after his 34-month sojourn in helping to found it. That specter is replete with mythology about a certain prepubescent Powhatan girl, disciplining settlers and facing down indigenous chieftains. A new and … Continue reading
Update: Our 11/22 Fall Meeting: “How Did Pocahontas Cook Bear/Bare – the Annals of Early American Cookery”
As we previously posted, our fall luncheon meeting on Saturday, November 22 will feature Dr. Molly McClain’s timely presentation of “How Did Pocahontas Cook Bear/Bare?; The Annals of Early American Cookery.” With the proximity to Thanksgiving, perhaps we will learn about our … Continue reading
The Jamestowne Society’s annual Governors’ Roundtable and Council Meeting in Williamsburg May 16-17 had record attendance, a good program, and much conviviality (the program is summarized below.) Five new companies were chartered, confirming the vitality and dispersed growth of the Society. The Governors met Friday to … Continue reading
Harry Holgate, our outgoing Treasurer, has been a genealogical researcher for over three decades and makes use of many of the resources that can be found at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s 2014 Jamboree in Burbank on June 6-8. Most … Continue reading
First California Company Governor Ginny Gotlieb presided as we hosted our first western regional Society meeting for 67 guests on Sunday, March 2, in Los Angeles. Three companies were represented, including First Deputy Governor Leslie Steuben of Northern California and … Continue reading
Perhaps those first settlers weren’t so “lazy,” after all, belying what some historians have been telling us for many decades. In exploring the first extension to James Fort, Jamestown Rediscovery has recently uncovered evidence of their first attempts at agriculture … Continue reading