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August 3, 2007

Local folk musician to perform at WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers®

Local folk musician Timothy Seaman will perform several concerts at WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers® during the months of August and September.

Seaman will perform Aug. 3, 11 and 24 and Sept. 7 and 21, showcasing his talent with the hammered dulcimer. The play list will include songs from “Wayfaring Stranger,” “Virginia Wildlife” and his latest, “Jamestown: On the Edge of a Vast Continent, A Musical Adventure 1607-2007.”

The hammered dulcimer, similar in appearance to the autoharp, is a piano-like instrument and Seaman’s specialty. He also is skilled in playing flutes and psalteries. Seaman, a graduate of the College of William & Mary, gave up a 19-year English teaching career to operate a music business focusing on themes of Virginia’s parks, history and Christmas.

With more than 200 performances a year, Seaman is known locally and nationally. Past appearances with Colonial Williamsburg include the Williamsburg Inn, the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

Seaman’s 14 recordings include collaborations with Shenandoah National Park, Virginia State Parks, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and Colonial Williamsburg. His CDs can be purchased and WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers at 101B Visitor Center Dr.

Seaman’s performances at Booksellers are free and open to the public.

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. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information or reservations, call toll-free 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg on the Internet at

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