Spring 2011 Membership Meeting  
  May 14,  2011  
  The Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Virginia  
 

 

Members of the Jamestowne Society gathered at the Williamsburg Lodge on Saturday, May 14, 2011,for the May Membership Meeting of the Society. On Friday, May 13, Company Governors attended an all-day Governors' Roundtable, and Council Members and Officers and Committee Chairpersons arrived early on Saturday to participate in the Council Meeting. Following the Council meeting, members attended a reception followed by a luncheon.

 
       
 

The speaker was Dr. William Kelso, who among this Society's membership really needs no introduction, as he is widely regarded as the pre-eminent authority on the continuing excavations on the Island and on the interpretation of the artifacts which are being continually unearthed there. His program brought up-to-the-moment updates to Society members on the exciting new excavations at the site of the 1608 church, including a well which can be positively dated between 1608 and 1610. Dr. William Kelso is Director of Archaeology for the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, and titled his presentation to the membership, "James Fort - Lost and Found." Dr.Kelso's career in historical archaeology began more than thirty years before his association with the Preservation Virginia Jamestown Rediscovery Project. For more than ten years, he has been searching for the precise site of the fort on Jamestowne Island.

Below are photos from the luncheon, including from the program presented by Dr.Kelso. At the bottom of this page, please follow the link to Page 2 of this section where you can view photos from the Governors' Roundtable and Council, and on to page 3 where you can see photos taken before, during and after the luncheon.

 

 
 

Photo below shows Governor Barlow making introductory remarks:

 
   
     
  Governor Barlow with officers of the Society and guests at head table:  
   
     
  Governor Barlow with officers, guests and speaker Dr. William Kelso:  
   
     
  Dr. Kelso addresses the group:  
   
     
  Drawing which shows likely elevation of the church, based on recent excavations and other evidence:  
   
     
  Early map with position of ship on April 29, 1607, at Cape Henry:  
   
     
  Early church being currently excavated is believed to be where Pocahontas and John Rolfe married:  
   
     
   Artifacts recovered from the site give clues as to lifestyles then:  
   
     
  An example of the many clay pipes recovered:  
   
     
  Personalizations yield clues as to early owners of artifacts:  
   
     
  Slide shows Dr. Kelso and Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of England, during her visit in 2007. An arrow in left center shows location
 of the well currently excavated which has yielded so many early finds:
 
   
     
  Amazing quantities of artifacts have been located and are being identified and reassembled:  
   
     
  Governor Barlow presents certificate acknowledging donation to Ann Harrison Booker Darst, Council Member:  
   
     
  Governor Barlow presents certificate acknowledging donation of Kentucky Company to Jack Jones Early:  
   
     
  New Members of the Jamestowne Society who attended the meeting:  
   
   

CONTINUE TO PAGE 2 OF MEETING PHOTOS FROM GOVERNORS' ROUNDTABLE AND COUNCIL MEETINGS;

OR CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO  PAGE 3 WHICH HAS PHOTOS FROM BEFORE AND DURING THE MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON!
 

 
     
     
     
   

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