The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation recently won an award for TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia.
The American Association for State and Local History’s “Award of Excellence” is for preservation and interpretation of state and local history, according to a news release from the foundation.
Tenacity was part of the 2019 Commemoration project telling the stories of women with artifacts, lecture series and theatrical performances. The exhibit debuted in Jamestown Nov. 10, 2018 and went through Jan. 5, 2019.
“While it’s rewarding to have the exhibition recognized, the real reward has been bringing these women’s lives into the narrative of early Virginia – and there’s no going back,” Katherine Egner Gruber, special exhibition curator at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, said in a prepared statement. “These difficult and often overlooked histories shape the complexity of the earliest years of our nation.
“We’re committed to continue integrating the legacy of Virginia Indian, west central African and English women in our galleries and programming,” she added.
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