The land now known as Gloucester, Virginia has a unique relationship with Pocahontas and her father Powhatan. Gloucester is also home to the Pocahontas Museum, a mural on the side of the Gloucester Library, and a statue of Pocahontas, dedicated in 1994 and part of Gloucester’s effort to honor her legacy. Twenty five years after the statue’s dedication and holding the “Pocahontas Festival”, Gloucester County is creating this webpage as a resource to bring together the many locations where her she is recognized. Stay tuned for additional links and resources.
Werowocomoco was Powhatan’s tribal headquarters and according to legend where Pocahontas saved John Smith’s life. Click here for more information and to view a video about Werowocomoco, "A Powhatan Place of Power" from the National Park Service.
See the new developments at Machicomoco, a Future Virginia State Park, due to open in 2020 will include interpretative information on Virginia Indians who lived along the rivers.
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An outstanding symposium co-hosted by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture and American Evolution, the organization coordinating commemoration 400th anniversary of events that took place in 1619 was held in November 2018. The program, “Pocahontas: Her Life, Legend and Legacy,” was recorded on CSPAN and includes exceptional panel discussions on the life of Pocahontas, Pocahontas and Christianity and Pocahontas as a Cross Cultural Ambassador. View each session here: Session 1, Session 2, and Session 3.
Don't forget to check out the Gloucester County Visitor Center's Werowocomoco Exhibit. This exhibit opened as a temporary exhibit in April of 2017 and will be formally re-opened in November 2019 with additional amenities and artifacts.