VHS hosting lecture on Werowocomoco site in Gloucester Tuesday evening

The program begins at 5:30 PM.

From the Virginia Historical Society:

Join us at the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) for a Banner Lecture, Werowocomoco: Finding and Investigating a Legendary Site, by a panel of distinguished guests on Tuesday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m.

An established Native American settlement as early as 1200 A.D., Werowocomoco—located in Gloucester County, Virginia, along the York River—was a secular and sacred seat of power of the Algonquian people, whom the English called “Powhatan.” Werowocomoco had largely disappeared from history—until 2003, when archaeologists announced the rediscovery of the site. An unprecedented find for the eastern coastal region of the nation, its significance to Virginia Indians today and our shared history is without parallel.

Panelists include Dr. E. Randolph Turner, former archaeologist at the Department of Historic Resources; Kathleen S. Kilpatrick, former director of the Department of Historic Resources; Jonathan Doherty, assistant superintendent of the Chesapeake Bay Office of the National Park Service; and Ken Adams, Chief Emeritus of the Upper Mattaponi and Virginia Indian Advisory Board member.

This lecture is cosponsored with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and is free and open to the public. The Banner Lecture Series is sponsored by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Panelists will be available after the lecture to discuss the book, Virginia Indians at Werowocomoco.

We are pleased to offer audio and video recordings of the lecture series on our website for VHS members and friends who cannot attend. Please visit our video and audio web page to search and enjoy past lectures at the VHS.

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