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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:00PM


The New World


The New World movie posterJoin the Virginia Museum of History and Culture as members of our education team “mythbust” some fan-favorite historical films!

Watch the film in advance, whenever or however works best for you, and then log into an interactive Zoom presentation where we will chat about what’s true, what’s not, and make some interesting connections to our collection.  Feel free to fill out the optional worksheet to get a sneak peek of our discussion, or just join us August 18 at 7:00 ready to learn! 

Arriving with a British expedition in Virginia in 1607, Capt. John Smith is captured by Native Americans. His life is spared thanks to Pocahontas, daughter of the tribe's chief. Smith and Pocahontas fall in love, to the mutual dismay of the Native Americans and the British. Smith is sent away, and his death is reported. An unhappy Pocahontas marries settler John Rolfe. When Smith turns up alive, Pocahontas is torn between the two men. Join Manager of Museum Programs Maggie Creech as she mythbusts the often romanticized story of Pocahontas’s life. 

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Registration is required. To register for this free program, please click here