Jamestown Settlement: Special Exhibition

Werowocomoco was the principal residence of Powhatan, the paramount chief of more than 30 Indian tribes in Virginia’s coastal region at the time English colonists arrived in 1607. Archaeological excavations have revealed not only that the York River site was a uniquely important place during Powhatan’s time, but also that its role as a political and social center predated the Powhatan chiefdom.

More than 60 Werowocomoco artifacts spanning 10,000 years are shown for the first time in a museum setting. The six-month exhibit examines the relationship between material culture and political authority in the region from prehistoric times through the early 17th century and what the site means to descendent Virginia Indian communities today.

A detail (below) from John Smith’s Map of Virginia, 1612, shows Powhatan at Werowocomoco.

Date/Hours:

Directions and more info HERE

Now thru – Monday, November 15, 2010 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Admission Fee: $14; $6.50 (6-12)


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