Come home to Virginia and join us as we celebrate the customs, cultures & cuisine of the three rivers region with our regional partners along the Pamunkey, Mattaponi & York Rivers.
- Hands-On Archaeology Workshop, The Fairfield Foundation
- Gourd Vessels Workshop, Pamunkey Artisan Yvonne Goad
- Virginia Culinary Experience featuring regional favorites, Events By Us Only
- Youth Village with arts, crafts, and trail mix making activity, 2019 Commemoration School, West Point Public Schools
- Local Artist & Healer Babbitt Belcher, B&B New Beginnings
- Gourd Vessels and Handcrafted Jewelry featuring Pamunkey Artisans
- Local Artist Kim Wilson
- Virginia Beer & Wine, West Point Chamber of Commerce
- Welcome, American Evolution 2019 Commemoration
- Union Tooth & Nail, Pamunkey Historical Performance Artist Warren Taylor
- Praise Dance, Historic Third Union Baptist Church
- Tribute to Veterans, Retired Army Sargeant & Soloist, Ray Gresham
- River Reflections, Local Youth Jazz Musicians
- PAMUNKEY INDIAN TRIBE MOBILE EXHIBIT: Today, the lands reserved to the Pamunkey people through the 1646 treaty have been reduced to a 1,200-acre marshland peninsula shaped by a bend in the Pamunkey River. We refer to this reserve as the Pamunkey Indian Reservation. Members of the public are encouraged to learn more about the Pamunkey People and their history by visiting the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center located on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation. Museum exhibits highlight Archaic, Woodland & Post-Colonial Pamunkey life including stone tools, arrowheads, pottery and many other items dating before the Colonial Era.
- RESILIENCE: 1619-2019 Multimedia exhibition honoring the strength, beauty & complex history of the the diverse peoples and communities who have called the three rivers region home, past and present. The 2019 Commemoration recognizes the 400th anniversary of pivotal 1619 Virginia events that forever changed the trajectory of Virginia and America’s history. These 1619 events include the arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America, the recruitment of English women in significant numbers to the Virginia colony, and the launch of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Commonwealth.
- WE ARE VIRGINIA Add your fingerprint to the regional family tree, sign the book of remembrance honoring your ancestors and add your quote about what it means to be resilient. Complete a survey about the Three Rivers Cultural Festival and automatically be entered in the drawing for a spectacular prize basket!
- MEET & GREET The Braxton Institute for Sustainability, Resiliency & Joy, Rev. Dr. Joanne Braxton & Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker