Virginia celebrated it’s 400th anniversary in 2007 with a visit from Queen Elizabeth. But I doubt that she even knew about the first Virginia Colony in Popham Beach Maine. Back then Virginia stretched from Canada in the North to today’s Virginia in the South. But those Yankee Virginians didn’t stay long,
Those pioneers built a ship, the Virginia, not nearly as nice as the one above, and sailed back to England. Everyone forgot about them. They existed only by rumor until someone discovered a map of the grounds in 1994. They began an archeological dig and unearthed proof of the Popham colony.
So after that, they ignored the snub from Queen Elizabeth and put on their own 400th anniversary celebration on the beach.