Category Archives: Historical Notes

John Smith’s Remembrance of an Unexpectedly Merry Christmas

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

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After 20 Years, It’s About Time

In the shadow of the debacle of the federal shutdown, the Virginia House of Delegates has commended archeologist Bill Kelso for his accomplishments with the discoveries at Historic Jamestown, as reported by the Virginia Gazette. 2014 will mark the 20th … Continue reading

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Our 2013 Annual Meeting

The sunny climes and harbor views of the Long Beach Yacht Club were an appropriate venue for the maritime music theme of our fourteenth Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 15th. The Program Forty six Company members and guests listened to … Continue reading

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