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February 7, 2009 – January 5, 2014
Museum: Natural History Museum
Location: 2nd Floor, Northwest
This exhibition features archaeological discoveries that reveal the historic importance of Jamestown and its contribution to the American way of life. The exhibition addresses such subjects as life and death in the colonies, activity and physical labor, health and disease, dietary resources, internal strife, and inter-population relationships and includes the stories of all peoples affected by the colonization of North America—Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans—and their role in the formation and function of the first permanent settlements and capitals of Maryland and Virginia.