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. Wood, who is Director of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities’ Indian program, is a scholar and advocate. She helped ensure that the history and culture of native Virginians were acknowledged during the 2007 commemoration of Virginia’s colonization.
The eight Virginia women so recognized are also featured on a handsome poster and in the Library’s 2015 Virginia Women in History panel exhibition, on display on the second floor of the Library of Virginia, during the month of March. The exhibition will then travel to libraries, schools, and cultural institutions across the state. Copies of the 2015 poster and learning activities tied to the Virginia Standards of Learning were distributed to public and private schools and cultural institutions across Virginia.
The 2015 Virginia Women in History program culminates on March 26 with an inspiring evening program recognizing the honorees. The ceremony begins at 6:00 PM at the Library of Virginia and will be hosted by May-Lily Lee, with a reception to follow. The program and reception are free.