Category Archives: Jamestown Rediscovery

Jamestowne Society’s 2017 Governors’ Forum and Spring Membership Meeting

By Governor Scarlett Gathings Shepherd Each year, the Council encourages the Governor to participate in the Society’s spring Governors’ Forum and other meetings held annually in Williamsburg. Following is my report on my participation May 18-20, 2017. On May 18, the … Continue reading

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A Visit to Pocahontas 400; An English Commemoration of Her Death and Interment

By Governor Scarlett Gathings Stahl As Pocahontas was my tenth great grandmother, I was invited by Reverend Canon Chris Stone of St Georges Church in Gravesend, England to attend the March 21, 2017 commemoration of her death and interment in the … Continue reading

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Our Winter Meeting: A Celebration of the Life of Pocahontas

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

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Jamestown in Winter

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

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Whose Ancestors are Buried in the Jamestown Church?

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

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Exciting New Discoveries at Historic Jamestown

With a video, Jamestown Rediscovery and the Smithsonian Institution today announced the discovery and examination of the graves of four of the colony’s earliest founders in the excavation of the chancel the 1608 church at Historic Jamestown (the site of the Pocahontas/Rolfe … Continue reading

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Report on Our May 30 Annual Meeting

A Message from Governor Donna Derrick: Thirty-Three members, prospective members, and guests gathered on May 30, 2015 for First California Company’s Annual Meeting at the La Gran Terraza Dining Room in Hahn University Center at the University of San Diego. … Continue reading

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Our Winter Meeting Was Held in Los Angeles on January 17, 2015

Ten members and three guests attended our January 17, 2015 winter meeting at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Governor Donna Derrick announced that the next Jamestowne Society meeting will be held in Williamsburg, May 15-16. There will be a riverboat … Continue reading

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2014 Annual Meeting Presents “Jane”

The First California Company will hold its annual meeting Saturday June 28, 2014 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in northern San Diego County. Members and guests are welcome. This will be a good opportunity for prospective Jamestowne Society … Continue reading

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A Pocahontas/Rolfe Descendant Attends Her Ancestors’ 400th Wedding Anniversary

Our First California Company member, Scarlett Stahl, is a descendant of Pocahontas and John Rolfe and attended Historic Jamestown’s April 5 commemoration and reenactment on their 400th wedding anniversary.  She describes her experience in her article published in micechat.com and includes … 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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Preserving Our Ancestral Heritage

Jamestown Rediscovery is preserving important evidence of our ancestral heritage with completion of phase I of the repair and restoration of the 17th century church bell tower. The deteriorated masonry at the top of the structure that posed extreme risk … Continue reading

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