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James City County 375th Anniversary Speaker Series presented by the JCC Historical Commission

Date: March 18, 2009
Contact: Jason Purse, JCC Planning


Phone: (757) 253-6685



In honor of the 375th anniversary of James City County, the Historical Commission is pleased to present a series of talks on several aspects of our rich history. The first talk entitled, “New Discoveries in Old James Cittie” will be given by Alain C. Outlaw at the auditorium of the Williamsburg Regional Library on Scotland Street on Monday, April 6th at 7:00 PM.


Using the case study of the 2,000 acre Governor’s Land Archaeological District, between Jamestown and Green Spring, archaeologist Alain Outlaw reviews discoveries in the last 25 years and discusses the role you can play in making sure these significant but invisible and non-renewable resources will be taken into account in the future.

The second talk in this series will be "Croaker - What's in a Name,” given by Steve White, owner of Garrett's Grocery in Croaker. Mr. White is a descendant of the Garrett family that has lived in the Croaker area since the latter part of the 18th century. For the last ten years, he has recorded oral histories from long time residents and collected images of the families and homes of one of the few remaining rural areas of James City County.  The presentation will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church, 8581 Croaker Road, on Monday, May 4th at 7:30 PM. 


Two more events will be held during the summer, so stay tuned for additional dates! 

For more information, contact the Planning Division at (757) 253-6685 or e-mail


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