Few know more about Virginia history than Library of Virginia scholar Brent Tarter, who explores the origins of Virginia’s General Assembly, the first representative legislature in the New World. Tarter shows that while not originally intended as a formal lawmaking body but rather a new tool for the Virginia Company to help manage the colony, the Assembly nonetheless passed laws and became an institution of royal government after the king revoked the Company’s charter in 1625.
Tarter's presentation is the final event in HCC&M's 2019 Sunday Speaker Series The Bones of Our Past: Jamestown and the Making of America. Wine & cheese reception with speaker follows each presentation. Tickets are $30.00 for each presentation or $100.00 for the series. Tickets do not include any book purchases. Purchase tickets here: Tarter – The First General Assembly of Virginia, July–August 1619 or for full series The Bones of Our Past.
Celebrate the season at Historic Christ Church with traditional songs, carols, and music. Join in this seasonal songfest in the beautifully "greened" church. Featuring members of The Chesapeake Chorale and the Christchurch School Cantorion. Dress warmly. Refreshments follow. Admission: 2 non-perishable items for Healthy Harvest Food Bank.