Getting to Jamestown for History’s Sake

By April 7, 2007General

Jamestown.jpgThe National Association of Manufacturers is proud to be a partner in celebrating the 400th anniversary of America’s founding at Jamestown, an historic moment in manufacturing as well.

The Jamestown Colony was a for-profit venture, organized through a private stock company, and brought the manufacturing and export of glass to Virginia. (A history is here. And what do you know? Judging by the identities of the glassmakers, it appears to be the first case of German and Polish emigration to America, too.)

A weekend of grand celebrations is planned for May 11-13th, and the NAM is pleased to help in the sale of tickets, available here.

The entertainment lineup is fantastic, and of course, there will be many historical exhibits on display. (There’s even a replica of the shallop — barge — that John Smith used to explore the Chesapeake Bay in 1608.)

A great commemoration of a founding American event. We’ll see you there.