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June 16, 2011

Learn What Life Was Like for Women on the Eve of the American Revolution

This summer Colonial Williamsburg offers the opportunity to discover the feminine side of history. “Talk of the Town: The Women’s Tour” is a walking tour that explores the challenges that women of the 18th century faced.

Learn about these special women whose lives played out against the extraordinary backdrop of the Revolution. Discover their joys and sorrows, triumphs and tears as they experienced a time of great change and uncertainty.

The tour will be offered every Tuesday at 10 a.m. through Aug. 30.

An annual pass, Good Neighbor card or Hotel Guest pass provides access to this program. A free reservation is required and can be made by calling 1-800-HISTORY.

Support for programs such as “Talk of the Town” is provided by The Robert and Barbara Bailey Endowment for Training and Enrichment, the Claudia A. McMurray and Donald V. Moorehead Interpreters’ Fund and the David Rockefeller Endowment Fund for Historic Area Programming Renewal. The L. Kay Wilkinson Endowment for Women’s Studies helps underwrite Colonial Williamsburg programs that focus on women.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. This town-sized living history museum tells the inspirational stories of our journey to become Americans through programs in the Historic Area and through the award-winning Revolutionary City program. Explore The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and discover the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum featuring the best in British and American decorative arts from 1670 – 1830 and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum home to the nation’s premier collection of American folk art, comprising more than 5,000 folk art objects made during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Colonial Williamsburg Hotels feature conference spaces and recreation activities from spa and fine dining to world-class golf. Colonial Williamsburg is committed to expanding its thought-provoking programming through education outreach on-site and online. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the preservation, research and educational programs of the Foundation. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

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