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Jan 31
2011

Storm on the Horizon

The Civil War has its roots in the American Revolution. Explore the causes and conflicts in "Storm on the Horizon," a special two-day Colonial Williamsburg event February 18th and 19th, 2011.

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Oct 18
2010

Ghosts of Williamsburg

Author L.B. Taylor preserves Tidewater's spectral folklore in his book, "The Ghosts of Williamsburg."

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May 17
2010

Fifes and Drums: The Music

Members of the Senior Corps of the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums play the tunes that directed a soldier through his day, from morning's first light to the night's last ale.

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May 10
2010

Fifes and Drums: The Instruments

Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums introduces the instruments designed to be heard under cannon fire and over musket volleys. Learn the history of the instruments and uniforms with Amy Miller and members of the Senior Fife and Drum Corps.

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Nov 23
2009

Consider the Pumpkin

Pumpkins sustain early settlers through American winters. Author and historian Mary Miley Theobald explains why the gourd deserves more respect.

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  • Read the article, Some Pumpkins! from the Autumn '09 Colonial Williamsburg journal.

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Nov 2
2009

75 Years of Costume Design

Colonial Williamsburg marks 75 years of costumed interpretation in 2009. Costume Design Center Director Brenda Rosseau describes the metamorphosis from 1934.

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Oct 26
2009

Ghosts Amongst Us

Centuries-old phantoms linger in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. Hear a tale from the "Ghosts Amongst Us" evening tour.

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Sep 14
2009

2009 Storytelling Concerts

Colonial Williamsburg continues the joyful tradition of telling with this year's storytelling concerts. Dylan Pritchett describes how stories evolve.

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Feb 2
2009

African American Programs at 30

African American programming adapts through the decades. Harvey Bakari outlines the goals of interpreting Williamsburg's enslaved population.

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Dec 22
2008

Gingerbread Houses

The town is rendered in gingerbread once a year at Colonial Williamsburg. Executive Pastry Chef Joe Sciegaj oversees the construction.

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Dec 1
2008

Christmas in Williamsburg

Doors are decked in Williamsburg's signature style to celebrate the holiday season. Laura Viancour describes the preparations.

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Nov 3
2008

A Splendid Coincidence

Inspiration intersects with means in a partnership that resurrects a city. Character interpreter Ed Way portrays W.A.R. Goodwin at Colonial Williamsburg.

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Sep 22
2008

Picture Perfect

Camera becomes time machine as photographer Dave Doody frames the past in his lens.

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Sep 15
2008

The Combustible Woman

Storytelling Festival favorite Art Johnson shares a tale.

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May 12
2008

Fifes and Drums at 50

A new documentary reflects on five decades of Fifes and Drums. Director Mike Durling talks about building a film that looks through the years and across the country.

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Mar 17
2008

Wit's Last Stake

Eighteenth-century farce delights 21st-century audiences. Todd Norris describes timeless comic themes.

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Nov 5
2007

Emissaries of Peace

Adept negotiators in pursuit of peace, the Cherokee tribe endures through centuries of change. Colonial Williamsburg director and producer Linda Randulfe talks about the November 8 Electronic Field Trip, "Emissaries of Peace."

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Oct 29
2007

Cry Witch, Part Two

Hear the verdict in the trial of Grace Sherwood, the "Virginia Witch."

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Oct 22
2007

Cry Witch, Part One

Take a seat at the trial of Grace Sherwood, the "Virginia Witch."

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Sep 10
2007

Under Storytelling's Spell

Storytellers from around the world will gather at Colonial Williamsburg to participate in the Third Annual Storytelling Festival, including Williamsburg's own Art Johnson.

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Jun 25
2007

Under the Redcoat

The Revolutionary War wasn't always a winning proposition for the colonists, explains Tim Sutphin. "Under the Redcoat" recalls the British occupation of Williamsburg.

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May 14
2007

Drummer's Call

The noble tradition of the fifes and drums is celebrated May 18-20 during Drummer's Call.

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May 7
2007

Historical Rivalry

Despite its 14-year lead, many don't know that Jamestown was settled before Plymouth. James Axtell's article, "Historical Rivalry," explores the reasons why.

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Apr 30
2007

The Photo of a Lifetime

Photographer and author Chiles Larson snapped an iconic picture of Queen Elizabeth II in 1957, which he hopes to make one of a pair during her 2007 visit to Jamestown.

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Apr 2
2007

Education for Citizenship, Part Two

Citizen participation is as vital to democracy today as it was at the dawn of our nation, says Colonial Williamsburg Foundation President Colin Campbell.

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Mar 26
2007

Education for Citizenship in Revolutionary City

To bring life to the struggles and principles of the 18th century is the goal that guides Revolutionary City programs, says Colonial Williamsburg Foundation President Colin Campbell.

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Mar 19
2007

Anthropologist to the Past

Distinguished Visiting Professor Rhys Isaac's 1970 encounter with Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area set the course for his career.

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Dec 11
2006

Kids' Holiday Programs

Special programs for kids let young visitors experience an 18th-century child's life. Kristen Spivey describes Kid's Holiday Weekends in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area.

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Oct 30
2006

Historic Hauntings

Spooky tales of unexplained phenomena persist in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area.

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Oct 16
2006

"Yorktown" Electronic Field Trip"

On the October 19th debut of Colonial Williamsburg's Electronic Field Trip "Yorktown," participating students across the nation will learn history almost by accident.

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Mar 20
2006

Chef du Cuisine

Chef Claudia talks about her love of cooking amid the lively hustle and bustle of daily operations in the kitchen of the Williamsburg Inn.

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Feb 20
2006

Preserving Historic Trades

Jay Gaynor explains Colonial Williamsburg's rigorous trade apprentice program.

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Dec 26
2005

Governor-elect Kaine on his historic inauguration

Tim Kaine is the first governor to be inaugurated on the site of the colonial Capitol in Williamsburg since Thomas Jefferson.

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Nov 28
2005

Planning the Grand Illumination

Tim Sutphin has the daunting task of overseeing details for Colonial Williamsburg's Grand Illumination held the first Sunday in December.

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Nov 21
2005

Decorating for Christmas

Laura Viancour talks about the labor-intensive job of decorating the Historic Area for the Christmas season year after year.

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Aug 1
2005

Foundation President

Colin Campbell discusses the joys and challenges of leading the foundation whose mission is to teach history,"that the future may learn from the past."

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Jul 11
2005

Fife and Drum Major

A passion for the music and a love of history motivate Lance Pedigo to work with young people entering the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg.

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Jul 7
2005

Instructor of Interpreters

Rose McAphee trains Colonial Williamsburg interpreters to deal with the unexpected.

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May 17
2005

Colonial Costuming

Brenda Rosseau, supervisor of Research and Design at Colonial Williamsburg's costume center, dresses interpreters in the right clothing "from the skin out."

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