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Visitor’s Center displays to promote Werowocomoco

The National Park Service plans to set up exhibits about Werowocomoco at the Gloucester Visitor’s Center when it is relocated to the courthouse annex this spring, said Carol Steele, the county’s director of parks, recreation and tourism.

The exhibits, mostly posters, will help promote the National Park Service site at Werowocomoco which is in the planning stages as a national park. Later, more displays will be set up in the center to promote Werowocomoco, located in the upper county on Purton Bay, which Steele said may include some electronic and interactive exhibits.

Werowocomoco was once a major village for Chief Powhatan, head of the Algonquin Indians at the time the first English settlers arrived at Jamestown in 1607.

The center will help promote Werowocomoco before NPS opens the park, which Steele said will serve as an entry point for many to the county’s rich heritage. “This is going to be a huge attraction for Gloucester County,” she said of a na...

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