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Encyclopedia > Jamestown 2007
The Virginia state quarter commerates Jameston's quadricentennial. Depicted are Godspeed, Discovery, andSusan Constant, the three British East India Company ships that first brought colonists to the settlement that would later be called Jamestown.

Jamestown 2007 is the name of the event commemorating the 400th anniversary (quadricentennial) of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. The anniversary is an 18-month long commemoration that will include events and programs planned throughout Virginia as well as in major cities along the East Coast as well as in the United Kingdom. The commemoration began on May 27, 2006 with the sailing of the replica ship Godspeed to major ports along the East Coast. Download high resolution version (1106x1105, 256 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1106x1105, 256 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. ... Godspeed was one of the three ships of the English East India Company led by Captain Christopher Newport on the voyage which resulted in the founding of Jamestown in the new Colony of Virginia in 1607. ... Discovery was a 70-ton fly-boat of the English East India Company, launched before 1602. ... Susan Constant was the largest of three ships of the English East India Company led by Captain Christopher Newport on the voyage which resulted in the founding of Jamestown in the new Colony of Virginia in 1607. ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was one of the first joint-stock company (preceded only by the Dutch East India Company) which was granted an English Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intention of favouring trade privileges in India. ... It has been suggested that Wedding anniversary be merged into this article or section. ... Jamestown, or Jamestown Island, was founded in 1607 on the James River in what is currently James City County, Virginia, about 40 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and about 45 miles (70 kilometers) downstream and southeast of Richmond, Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Events January 20 - Tidal wave swept along the Bristol Channel, killing 2000 people. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Godspeed was one of the three ships of the English East India Company led by Captain Christopher Newport on the voyage which resulted in the founding of Jamestown in the new Colony of Virginia in 1607. ...


The highlight of the celebration is expected to be a visit by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. [1] As the current British monarch, the queen's presence at this historic event will further demonstrate the continuing significance of Anglo-American relations. Elizabeth is the direct descendant and heir of James I of England, under whose authority the settlement was founded and named after, as well as the direct descendant and heir to George III of the United Kingdom, the King who lost the same territory nearly two hundred years later. In November of 2006, she announced that she and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh would indeed be making a state visit to the US in May of 2007. [2] This will be her first visit to the US since the 1980s. Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... The British Monarchy is a shared monarchy. ... The term Anglo-American relations refers to bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and the United States. ... James VI and I (James Stuart) (June 19, 1566 – March 27, 1625) was King of Scots, King of England, and King of Ireland. ... George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... HRH The Duke of Edinburgh His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten), styled HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (born June 10, 1921), is the consort of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ... The Duke of Edinburgh is a British dukedom. ...


The Commonwealth of Virginia has made a major commitment to Jamestown 2007 and has enlisted the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as well as large corporate sponsors such as Verizon Communications and the Norfolk Southern Corp. (which itself has a rich Virginia history, being involved in early railroads; the Norfolk Southern Railway's predecessor railroads, including the Norfolk and Western Railway and the Virginian Railway, provided major transportation services for attendees at the 1907 Jamestown Exposition). View of Duke of Gloucester Street Colonial Williamsburg is the historic district of the independent city of Williamsburg, Virginia. ... Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) a Dow 30 company, is an American and multinational broadband and telecommunications provider owned by Catherine Weaver and Thomas Manhattan. ... The Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ... Norfolk Southern Headquarters Norfolk, Virginia. ... The Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W) (AAR reporting marks NW), a US class I railroad, was formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982. ... The Virginian Railway (AAR reporting mark VGN) was a Class I railroad located in Virginia and West Virginia in the United States. ... The Jamestown Exposition was one of the many worlds fairs and expositions that were popular in the United States early part of the 20th century. ...


In February 2006, it was announced that retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor would become the honorary chair of America's 400th Anniversary. In October 2005, she accepted the ceremonial role of becoming the 23rd chancellor of the College of William and Mary, which was founded in nearby Williamsburg in 1693. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the judicial branch of the United States federal government. ... Associate Justice or Puisne (pronounced puny) Justice is the title for a member of a judicial panel who is not the Chief Justice. ... Sandra Day OConnor (born March 26, 1930) is an American jurist who served as the first female Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1981 to 2006. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... The College of William and Mary (also known as William & Mary, W&M or The College) is a small, selective, coeducational public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. ... Nickname: The Burg Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ...


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A statue commemorating the site of the first permanent English settlement in the New World. ... Recreated Powhatan village at the Jamestown Settlement westover middle school is the best is a name sometimes used to describe the first permanent English settlement in North America established at Jamestown in the Virginia Colony in 1607. ... Jamestown Rediscovery is an archaeological project of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) investigating the remains of the original Jamestown Settlement established in the Virginia Colony beginning on May 14, 1607. ... Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and her consort Prince Phillip inspect replica of Susan Constant at Jamestown Festival Park in Virginia on October 16, 1957 Jamestown Festival Park was established at Jamestown, Virginia in 1957 to mark the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown Settlement. ... The Jamestown Exposition was one of the many worlds fairs and expositions that were popular in the United States early part of the 20th century. ... Colonial Parkway is a scenic 23-mile parkway linking the 3 popular attractions of Virginias Historic Triangle of colonial-era communities, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. ... This article reads like an advertisement. ... The inaugural U. S. Open Cycling Championships is a road bicycle racing event that will be held April 7, 2007 and will run from Williamsburg to Richmond, Virginia. ...

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NSSAR - Jamestown Participation (154 words)
President General Nathan White has signed a Letter of Agreement with Jamestown 2007, whereby the SAR and Jamestown 2007 have become National Partners in the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Jamestowne.
Among the organizations that are National Partners with Jamestown 2007 are The History Channel, American Bar Association, National Council for Histroy Education and the U.S. Department of Education.
In a similar vein, the Virginia Society SAR, which is hosting the 2007 SAR Annual Congress, has become a Statewide Partner with Jamestown 2007.
CNN.com - Jamestown already planning for 400th - Nov. 1, 2003 (559 words)
Jamestown was settled by the English under a charter granted by King James I to the Virginia Company of London.
The Jamestown 2007 anniversary commemoration will start in May 2006 in Virginia with a six-month publicity tour to the ports of Washington D.C., Baltimore, Wilmington, Del., Philadelphia, New York City, Newark, Boston, Newport, Rhode Island, and Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Planning for the Jamestown 2007 celebration began in 1997, and reports indicate the cost of transportation arrangements alone could top $8 million.
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