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March 4, 2008

CW announces new sales director for education outreach

Barbara Lundberg has joined Colonial Williamsburg’s productions, publications and learning ventures division as director of national sales for education outreach. Lundberg is responsible for the national marketing and sales strategy for K – 12 educational resources, products and services, including teacher professional development.

Lundberg has 17 years of experience in corporate and non-profit education, including Newsweek magazine and the Close Up Foundation.

“We are delighted to have Barbara join the productions, publications and learning ventures division,” said Sherri Powers, director of outreach sales and marketing. “In addition to her depth of experience in education sales, she has an extensive network of school division-level contacts throughout the county. These are the very people we want to reach to increase our K through 12 market penetration.”

“Colonial Williamsburg’s education for citizenship initiative fits with the renewed effort in the educational marketplace to prepare students for their role as future citizens. Educators appreciate the print and Web-based resources we offer, and teachers who have attended Teacher Institute rave about its impact on them,” said Lundberg. “I’m looking forward to expanding our reach and exploring new opportunities.”

As the nation’s leading educational resource for early American history, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation uses the Internet and interactive television technology to bring the 18th century to life for more than one million students throughout the United States each year. Its productions, publications and learning ventures division brings the “Revolutionary City” experience to the nation and beyond through electronic field trips, a content-rich Web site, podcasts, teacher institute and the production of innovative primary and secondary school curricular materials. The division also publishes books and produces DVDs and CDs of music, dramatic and educational content.

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 trades people 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 daily 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

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