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25th anniversary Pocahontas Festival Nov. 16-17

Gloucester County will reintroduce the Pocahontas Festival next Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16-17, marking the 25th anniversary of the Pocahontas Festival that was held in 1994.

With numerous requests to bring the festival back, it will now be held as an annual event drawing people from the region, the state and beyond to honor the life, legend and legacy of Pocahontas and to help educate the public about Virginia’s Indian tribes.

Sponsored by Gloucester County and the Gloucester Historical Society, the event on Saturday, Nov. 16, will be held along Main Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when Indian dancers, a statue, a mural, museums and multiple exhibits will be available while hopping on and off free shuttle buses, according to a release. Special activities for children will be available.

At 11:30 a.m., a new exhibit within the Gloucester Visitor’s Center on Werowocomoco will officially open to the public. The exhibit is funded by the National Park Service.

The program on ...

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