On September 25, 2011, Margaret F. Pickett, Co-Author of The European Struggle to Settle North America: Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain, 1521-1608 will present a talk on these early attempts to settle North America. The program will take place in the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center on Jamestown Island.
The European Struggle to Settle North America: Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain, 1521-1608, documents early European colonial efforts in North America and examines why three colonies--St. Augustine, Jamestown and Quebec--succeeded where many before them had failed. The author will be available to sign copies of the book in the museum store from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. following the talk.
Margaret F. Pickett is co-director of Pickett Educational Resources of Bluffton, South Carolina. She is familiar to many as a living history interpreter in the Williamsburg area and has portrayed characters including Joan Pierce and Elizabeth Bacon at Historic Jamestowne.
The program is included in the Colonial National Historical Park admission fee of $10.00 per adult (which includes both Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield). Children under age 16 are admitted free. Federal Interagency Passes and Golden Age and Golden Access passports to the National Parks are accepted. For further information, call (757) 856-1200.