Supplement your travel with some hometown exhibits and events to put you in that 17th-century frame of mind. (Events updated weekly in Style's Night & Day section.)
At the Virginia Historical Society, the exhibit "Pocahontas: Her Life & Legend"
runs through June 24, and "Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings"
runs through Sept. 3. 358-4901.
At the Library of Virginia, "Myth & Memory: Understanding 400 Years of Virginia History,"
an exhibition looking at centennial events, runs through Dec. 15. 692-3592.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is keynote speaker for a "Forum on Democracy & Inclusion in the 21st Century"
at VCU's Siegel Center April 19. Call 648-2007 or visit www.richmondregion2007.com.
William M. Kelso, head archeologist of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, talks about his book, "Jamestown: The Buried Truth,"
at the Library of Virginia April 19 at noon. 692-3592.
Sycamore Rouge presents the world premiere of "Matoaka,"
a play about the Pocahontas legend (no Disney animals in this one), April 20-May 6. Call 957-5707 or visit www.sycamorerouge.org.
Historian Jon Kukla gives the Seventh Annual Governor Henry Lecture at the Library of Virginia on "Privileges Transmitted to Posterity: Jamestown, Patrick Henry and the Revolution,"
April 26 at 5:30 p.m. 692-3592. "Rule Britannia! Art, Royalty & Power in the Age of Jamestown"
a collection of 16th- and 17th-century paintings, including a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, at VMFA. Runs April 28-Aug. 12, with lectures and other events. Call 340-1400 or visit www.vmfa.museum.
Jocelyn Wingfield discusses his ancestor in a lecture, "Virginia's True Founder: Edward Maria Wingfield and His Times,"
at the Library of Virginia, April 30 at noon. 692-3592.
At Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the exhibit "Plants of the Powhatans"
explores the plants English settlers learned about from the Powhatan Indians, May 1-Oct. 1. 262-9887.
Author Matthew Sharpe comes to Chop Suey Books to read from his new novel, "Jamestown,"
a black comedy re-telling of the Jamestown Colony story, May 3 at 7 p.m. 497-4705.
A replica of the 17th-century vessel Godspeed comes through Henricus to kick off the "Rock the Boat"
Celebration with a flotilla of tall ships, landing party celebration and fireworks, May 20-26. Call 648-2007 or www.richmondregion2007.com.
Retrace the steps of enslaved Americans at The Richmond Slave Trail. Self-guided and interpretive tours are free at the Manchester Docks. Call the Slave Trail Commission, 646-3012, or for interpretive tours call Elegba Folklore Society, 644-3900.Back to the cover story.