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Nov 14
2011

A Method for Madness

Doctors treating madness in 1773 embraced methods like bleeding, vomiting, restraint and intimidation. Interpreter Donna Wolf researched the topic for her program, "A Method for Madness."

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Apr 4
2011

Beer and Whiskey

In an age when water was suspect, sometimes beer was the safest thing to drink. Food historian Frank Clark discusses the brewing process common to most colonial homes and recreated in Historic Area kitchens.

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Oct 25
2010

Pirates Amongst Us

A disgruntled pirate's haunted history lingers in the town where his shipmates met the hangman. Carson Hudson and Willie Balderson team up for "Pirates Amongst Us."

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Apr 19
2010

So Far From Scioto

Four Shawnee men visit Williamsburg as diplomatic hostages in 1774. See their story in "So Far From Scioto," part of Revolutionary City programming. Buck Woodard shares the details.

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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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Jul 20
2009

Comic book history

Comic book author Bentley Boyd uses a vivid medium to snare new students of American history.

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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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Jun 9
2008

Love and Revolution

Divergent views on politics and religion fuel a feud between two prominent Williamsburg families. Museum educator Anne Willis tells the story of their children's unlikely marriage.

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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 17
2007

The Gunpowder Plot

Add your shouts to the clamor for revolution in Colonial Williamsburg's evening program, "The Gunpowder Plot." Author Gina DeAngelis explains.

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Jul 30
2007

Tempted to Enlist

The prospect of ready money tempted many middling men to enlist. Bryan Simpers and Bereni New interpret the Hoys at Colonial Williamsburg.

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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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Apr 9
2007

Music Suited to a Lady

Colonial ladies played instruments that showed their graceful features to the best advantage, and they never showed their elbows. Music Interpreter Jane Hanson explains.

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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 12
2007

Passion, Romance, and Intrigue in "Othello"

Themes of jealousy, passion, and betrayal in Shakespeare's "Othello" are as gripping today as they were in the 18th century, says Performing Arts Manager Todd Norris.

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Mar 5
2007

Revolutionary Stories

New vignettes reveal revolutionary citizens from different angles, explains Bill Weldon, Colonial Williamsburg's manager of public history.

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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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Nov 6
2006

Preserving Rare Breeds

Recreating the past in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area is a matter of hoofs and horns as well as bricks and mortar.

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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 23
2006

Colonial Theater

Todd Norris talks about Colonial Williamsburg's live performances, staged in the streets of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area as often as in its theaters.

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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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Oct 2
2006

Educating Through Theater

Making connections with hundreds of curious minds every day makes Hope Smith feel like a teacher with Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area as her classroom.

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Aug 14
2006

Colonial Williamsburg's Storytelling Festival

Rex Ellis discusses Colonial Williamsburg's upcoming storytelling festival and the importance of storytelling to national culture and identity.

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May 8
2006

The Revolutionary City

Bill Weldon believes portraying events on the same ground where they took place 230 years ago allows guests to experience history in a unique way.

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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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Mar 13
2006

The Revolutionary City

Rex Ellis shares his passion for a revolutionary new way of engaging guests in the role of Williamsburg in the founding of a new nation.

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Feb 20
2006

Preserving Historic Trades

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

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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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