Category Archives: Updates

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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Our Fall 2016 Meeting Had a Romantic Twist

Governor Scarlett Stahl convened First California Company’s fall 2016 meeting on November 12 at Knotts Berry Farm Hotel in Buena Park with 27 members, friends and guests attending. All officers and councilors were present, with the exception of Treasurer Suzanne … Continue reading

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We Held Our 2016 Annual Meeting and Council Elections

We met May 21, 2016 at the Officers’ Club at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, San Diego for a joint meeting with the Mayflower Descendants of San Diego. Our program was a presentation of a history of the flags of … Continue reading

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Increasing Opposition to Proposed James River Transmission Line Project

The Virginia Gazette reports that two federal agencies have increased their concerns about Dominion Power’s proposed transmission line project in the James River. A letter from the head of the National Park Service to the Commanding General of the Corps of Engineers urges … Continue reading

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Introducing Four New First California Company Members

We introduce four new members that have joined our company in the past few months: Robert Eric (Bob) Holcomb descends from Richard Cocke, founder of the Henrico county branch of the Cocke family and settled in Virginia about 1627. Cocke served several … 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 Annual Meeting Will Be Held On May 30

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at noon at the La Gran Terraza dining room, Hahn University Center, University of San Diego. Our speaker will be Iris Engstrand, Ph.D., whose topic will be Jamestowne in Context: … Continue reading

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Kareene Wood is Honored by the Library of Virginia

Karenne Wood, who delivered an engaging presentation at our commemoration of the 400th wedding anniversary of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, is among eight Virginia women recognized by the Library of Virginia as part of its 2015 Virginia Women in History program. Ms. … 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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Our 2015 Winter Meeting Will Be on January 17 in Los Angeles

As we busily prepare for the Holiday Season, I want to take this opportunity to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and send the Best of Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  I look forward to seeing you … Continue reading

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Anticipating Thanksgiving: We Learn Our Ancestors’ Culinary Customs at Our Fall Meeting

A message from Governor Donna Derrick: The changing season was evident as we traveled through the fall countryside to the meeting. Fall meetings are considered something of a “homecoming.” The camaraderie with those of common lineage bonds and interest in … Continue reading

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First California Company’s Report on the Society’s Fall 2014 Luncheon Meeting and Tour

Ed. note: We thank past Governor Ginny Gotlieb for filing this report on the Society’s 2014 fall meeting and tour: The Jamestowne Society’s Fall meeting and tour were sold out events. Two impressive paintings of Jamestown scenes highlighted Friday’s tour … Continue reading

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