Next Meeting: 2019 Annual Meeting:
When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Where: Il Fornaio Restaurant, 18051 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612
Program: First California Company’s 20th Anniversary & Speaker: Dr. James Horn Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation President & CO
For more information, please contact our Company’s Governor.
Please watch for the dates and details about our future meetings on our News page.
Category Archives: 1608
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
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
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
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
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
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