February 25, 2023
“After Angelo” returns to Jamestown Settlement on Saturday, February 25, for a special one-day event honoring the legacy of one of the first African women mentioned by name in the historical record at Jamestown, featuring a lively celebration of African American culture and heritage with art, music, storytelling and a community conversation.
Explore African Cultural Heritage education carts and view artwork by African American artists on display, some of which will be available for purchase. Event activities included with museum admission.
Museum Gallery Exhibits & Films
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jamestown Settlement’s expansive gallery exhibits and dramatic films tell the story of Virginia Indian, English and West Central African cultures who converged in the 17th century. The documentary film, “1607: A Nation Takes Root,” shown every 30 minutes in the museum theater, traces the evolution of the Virginia Company that sponsored the Jamestown colony, examines the relationship between the English colonists and the Powhatan Indians, and chronicles the arrival of the first recorded West Central Africans in 1619. Period artifacts and immersive films and exhibits share historical accounts of the first documented Africans to Virginia in 1619, their homeland in Ndongo (Angola), life in the Virginia colony, development of the transatlantic slave trade and the evolution of a new African American culture.
About Jamestown Settlement
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 just southwest of Williamsburg and features expansive exhibition galleries and films that connect visitors with the lives of the Powhatan, English and West Central African cultures that converged at 17th-century Jamestown. In February, outdoor living-history areas are accessible by guided tours and feature historical interpretation in re-creations of a Paspahegh town, 1607 English ships and a colonial fort.
All daytime performances, activities and speaker presentations during this special event are included with museum admission: $18.00 for adults, $9.00 for ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and under. Residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg, including William & Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency. A value-priced combination ticket with the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for ages 6-12. For more information, call (757) 253-4838.