October 1, 2005
Nationally acclaimed experts featured as CW hosts 58th Antiques Forum "In Search of the Past: Restoring and Furnishing America's Historic Sites"
Nationally recognized and award-winning museum experts are featured presenters at the 58th annual Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum, “In Search of the Past: Restoring and Furnishing America’s Historic Sites,” Feb. 5-9 and Feb. 26-March 2 in Colonial Williamsburg’s renowned DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum adjacent to the Historic Area.
Scheduled speakers include:
Colonial Williamsburg experts, collectors and scholars will present a series of illustrated lectures and video-assisted workshops on 18th-century furniture, maps, ceramics, textiles, paintings, metals and a number of important historic buildings.
In addition to the formal program, forum guests may register for optional hands-on workshops as well as tours of private historic homes in the region. Optional hands-on workshops with Colonial Williamsburg experts will include: Case Studies: Curtains and Covers for the Historic House; American Neoclassical Furniture; Archaeological Evidence of Domestic Assemblages; A Closer Look at English Earthenware; and From Hearth to Table Preparing and Serving an 18th-Century Meal.
Optional bus day trips will include the following sites: Fredericksburg, one of 18th-century Virginia’s major urban and artistic centers; the 1791 Cape Henry Lighthouse, the first Federal lighthouse in the United States; and Virginia’s Thoroughgood and Lynnhaven Houses, both circa 1725.
Conference registration fee includes the opening reception, all presentations, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks and afternoon refreshments, a closing reception and dinner, and a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket valid for the duration of the conference. Conference registration must be made in advance and accompanied by the $530 registration fee per person along with full payment of all optional program fees ($85 per person per bus trip and $60 per person for workshops).You may register online at www.ColonialWilliamsburg.org/conted. For additional registration information, contact the conference registrar at (757) 220-7255 or toll-free at (800) 603-0948, e-mail email@example.com or fax (757) 565-8921.
Special lodging rates are available for Antiques Forum registrants. Hotel rates for single or double occupancy per room per night begin at $74 at the Woodlands Hotel & Suites and include continental breakfast. Taxes are not included. For complete information on room rates and to make room and dining reservations, call toll-free (800) 261-9530, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lorraine C. Brooks