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We Held Our Fall 2019 Meeting in Solana Beach and Learned About the First Thanksgiving

Forty-four members, prospective applicants and guests were convened by Governor Julie Plemmons on Saturday, October 26 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach to initiate First California Company’s twenty-first year. Membership Chair Martha Pace Gresham introduced new members … Continue reading

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Our Fall Luncheon Meeting Is on Saturday, October 26, 2019 In Solana Beach

The First California Company of the Jamestowne Society will hold its Fall Meeting and Luncheon at 11:30 AM on Saturday October 26, 2019 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075.  (lomassantafecc.com; … Continue reading

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Our Governor Reports on the Society’s Meetings at Williamsburg July 27-30, 2019

The Jamestowne Society rescheduled its 2019 spring membership and Council meetings from their customary May dates to July 27-30 to commemorate the 400th anniversaries of two major events in the colony’s history: the convening of the first General Assembly – … Continue reading

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We Learned About Democracy, Diversity and Race at Jamestown in 1619 at Our Company’s 20th Anniversary

We commemorated our Company’s 20th anniversary on June 29 in Irvine with an auspicious event presided over by Governor Julie Plemmons. 37 members, guests and prospective members heard a fascinating presentation by Dr. James Horn, historian, author and President of … Continue reading

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Dr. James Horn of Jamestowne Rediscovery will speak at our June 29, 2019 Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary Commemoration

We will commemorate our company’s 20th Anniversary at our Annual Meeting and luncheon on Saturday, June 29 at noon at the Il Fornaio restaurant, 18051 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612. (949) 261-1444. Our speaker will be Dr. James Horn. … Continue reading

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Ringing the New Bell

Our Society has been supporting, through contributions from its resources and donations from members (like you), the replication of the bell that once hung and rang from the tower of the early church on Jamestown Island. That bell has been … Continue reading

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Our 2019 Winter Meeting Was Held in Temecula, Featuring the 400th Anniversary of the First Recorded Africans in Virginia

Thirty First California Company members and guests attended our 2019 winter meeting at Baily’s Restaurant in Old Town Temecula on Saturday, January 26. Governor Julie Plemmons convened the meeting at noon. Membership Chair Martha Gresham introduced and welcomed new member … Continue reading

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Our Winter Meeting: Saturday, January 26 in Temecula

Our next meeting will be held at noon on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Baily’s Restaurant, Temecula, CA; The program will be The 400th Anniversary of the Landing of the First Recorded Africans in Virginia. Our presenter will be Michael L. … Continue reading

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Jamestowne Society’s 2018 Fall Heritage Tour

By Scarlett Gathings Shepherd The Jamestowne Society’s 2018 Fall Heritage Tour gave me the opportunity to visit my ancestral Randolph homes, Tuckahoe and Wilton, near Richmond, Virginia on November 2. William Randolph and Mary Isham Randolph of Turkey Island Farm … Continue reading

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Our Successful 2018 Fall Meeting

Our Fall 2018 membership luncheon and meeting was held at the Long Beach Yacht Club at noon, Saturday, October 20. Governor Julie Plemmons welcomed forty members, Friends and guests. Membership Chair Martha Pace Gresham then introduced new company members Tyler … Continue reading

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How many English women came to Jamestown by 1620?

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

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Our October 20 Fall Meeting and Luncheon will feature “How the Jamestowne Colony Led to the Sailing of the Mayflower”

Our Fall Meeting and Luncheon will be held on Saturday October 20, 2018 at 12 noon at the Long Beach Yacht Club, Skipper’s Cove Room, 6201 E. Appian Way, Long Beach, CA 90803.  For directions, please go to: http://www.lbyc.org/directions LBYC … Continue reading

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