400 Years Later—Pocahontas and John Rolfe Wed Again
Exactly 400 years after the wedding of Pocahontas to John Rolfe, which took place April 5, 1614, several hundred onlookers watched a reenactment of the marriage in Historic Jamestowne. The wedding even took place at the same site the two were originally married.
The ceremony was presented three times on Saturday, April 5, 2014 as part of “The World of Pocahontas Initiative,” which focuses on the events surrounding Pocahontas’ capture, marriage and voyage to England.
The initiative is presented by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Preservation Virginia at Historic Jamestowne in collaboration with the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center and the Patawomeck Heritage Foundation.
Jim Horn, Colonial Williamsburg’s vice president of research and historical interpretation said the day was successful because of the collaboration of all parties involved. According to estimates, several thousand witnessed the wedding reenactment.
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