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Photographer to Present at Jamestown Settlement During Native American Heritage Month

Photographer Martika Wilbur will present a free lectured at Jamestown Settlement on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. (Courtesy of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)

JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Settlement, located at 2110 Jamestown Road in Williamsburg, is honoring Native American Heritage Month throughout November with a series of events and exhibits.

On November 18, the museum will be hosting a special free public lecture at 7 p.m. given by documentary photographer, Matika Wilbur. As part of the museum’s year-long special exhibition, “FOCUSED: A Century of Virginia Indian Resilience,” Ms. Wilbur will speak on, “Changing the Way We See Native America: Dismantling Native American Stereotypes.” Those wishing to attend this free lecture should be advised that admission is limited. To register, please visit the website for Jamestown Settlement.

“FOCUSED: A Century of Virginia Indian Resilience,” slated to run through March 25, 2022, spotlights themes of Virginia Indian daily life for the eleven tribes in the Commonwealth, as told through professional and private photography collections, tribal regalia, pottery, quilts, as well as personal stories spanning from the passage and repeal of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 through the modern day.

To learn more, please visit the website for Jamestown Settlement.

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