Join the National Park Service and Preservation Virginia as we commemorate the beginnings of America's representative form of government.
On Saturday, July 30, 2011, Historic Jamestowne will commemorate the anniversary of the first legislative assembly in English North America. Programs throughout the day will explore the development of government in Virginia and the significance of the first meeting of elected officials in the colony. At 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p..m in the theatre at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center, visitors will meet three people from Jamestown's past who will share their stories of Virginia's government during the colony's earliest years. At 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the Memorial Church, visitors can attend an interactive presentation at the site of the originial church where the 1619 meeting of the burgesses took place.