History

 

Who was involved in planning?        

Norfolk Virginia’s best & brightest put their heads together and formed the:   Jamestown Exposition Company.

Hon Henry St. George Tucker

Hon Henry St. George Tucker

President of the Exposition Company

 
Andrew Jackson Montague

Andrew Jackson Montague

The 44th Governor of Virginia

 
Claude A. Swanson

Claude A. Swanson

The 45th Governor of Virginia

 
Dr. James G. Riddick

Dr. James G. Riddick

The Mayor of Norfolk

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

The President of the US

 

When did it take place?  1907

   April 26, 1907    to     November 1, 1907

                                            (On  May 13th there was  a special celebration on Jamestown  Island)

                                                                                             

Why did it happen? 

To commemorate the 300tth anniversary of the birth of our Nation and the events surrounding it:

Story was told in 2015 on the “Sons of Liberty” miniseries:       

Story was told in 2015 on the “Sons of Liberty” miniseries:

Story told on “Birth of a Nation” movies in 1915 (silent)

Story told on “Birth of a Nation” movies in 1915 (silent)

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