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Jamestown Settlement Special Exhibition: May 15, 2010 to June 30, 2011
Learn more about Werowocomoco, the former principal residence of Powhatan, paramount chief of 30-some Indian tribes in Virginia’s coastal region.
Artifacts spanning 10,000 years from Werowocomoco – Virginia’s original “capital” city and the principal residence of Powhatan, paramount chief of 30-some Indian tribes in Virginia’s coastal region at the time English colonists arrived in 1607 – were shown for the first time in a museum setting in the Jamestown Settlement special exhibition “Werowocomoco: Seat of Power.”
View a three-minute video about Werowocomoco produced in partnership with WCVE Community Idea Stations. To learn more about the “Werowocomoco: Seat of Power” special exhibition, read the exhibition overview or download the brochure.