August 5, 2008
CW museums offer programs that introduce the experts behind the exhibitions
Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum offer guests an opportunity to walk and talk with the staff that research and care for collections in the museums during “Meet the Curator/Conservator” tours 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Friday, Nov. 21.
Guests can tour the following exhibits at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum:
Guests can tour the following exhibits at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum:
Topics for the “Meet the Curator/Conservator Tour” are subject to change without notice.
A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor Card provides admission to the tours. All programs begin at the base of the central staircase at the Wallace Museum.
Entrance to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum is through the Public Hospital of 1773 on Francis Street between Nassau and South Henry Streets. Museum operating hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For information and reservations call (757) 220-7724.
Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture — stories of our journey to become Americans – while historic tradespeople research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. “Revolutionary City®” – a dramatic live street theater presentation – is a 2008 Rand McNally Best-of-the-Road™ Editor’s Pick. Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at www.history.org.