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October 28, 2005

CW's Autumn Museum Social mixes folk music with folk art exhibitions at the Wallace Museum

The Autumn Museum Social combines folk music, folk art and cocktails 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Stephen Christoff and Lance Pedigo with guest Wayne Hill will perform folk music that ranges from the American landscape of folk to swing to cowboy song to Brazilian folk music to fascinating original pieces. Instrumentation includes a diverse mix of drums, guitar, violin, musical saw and an assortment of found musical objects.

Guests can stroll the galleries and enjoy special exhibitions from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. “Outside In: Folk Sculpture for the American Landscape” offers more than 40 objects that illustrate the artistic side of early American al fresco decoration. “Treasures from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum” highlights more than 100 examples of the Folk Art Museum’s most visually appealing and historically important objects.

Attire is resort casual. Beverages are available at a cash bar.

Admission is $5 with any current Colonial Williamsburg admission pass or Good Neighbor Pass and $8 without a current Colonial Williamsburg admission pass. Fees cover the cost of museum admission and entertainment.

For more information, call (757) 220-7984 or e-mail

Tickets are available in advance through any Colonial Williamsburg ticket location, including the Wallace Museum Shop, or by calling 1-800-HISTORY.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s award winning DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund, displays the Foundation’s exceptional collection of British and American decorative arts. Entered through the reconstructed Public Hospital of 1773, the museum is on Francis Street near Merchants Square and is open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is included in any multi-day Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or separate museums ticket. For program information call (757) 220-7724.

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Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121