Monday, October 12, 2009
There is nascent interest in Jamestowne in Southern California.
The Jamestowne Society’s First California Company is celebrating its tenth anniversary. It was organized in 1999 and has offered two to three programs each year on Jamestowne and related topics. They have included: Exchange and Violence at Jamestown: Recent Archaeological Insights from the 1607 James Fort Site, by Dr. Seth M. Mallios, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, at San Diego State University; A New World - England's First View of America, by Dr. Peter Mancall, Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Southern California and the Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute; Native Americans that the Jamestowne Settlers Met in 1607; and, Pride, Prejudice, and the Politics of History.
First California Company is one of 36 Companies of the Jamestowne Society (see the link at the bottom of this page). It is composed of members of the Society who are interested in associating with other members in California and participating in events and other activities that it sponsors. Its meetings have alternated between the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.
For more information about First California Company and its programs, go to http://www.jamestownecalifornia.org/. For specific queries, go to the “Contact Us” tab at the web site.