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Aug 29
2011

The Idea of America

Democracy is an experiment sustained through debate; rights are a privilege earned through participation. Program author Michael Hartoonian introduces The Idea of America.

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Aug 2
2010

Learning from the Powells

The Powell House is a hub for educating people of all ages. Interpreter Pat Chilton introduces this middling family to visitors and the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.

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Jul 5
2010

Elizabeth Thompson: Lady Spy

Women's unassuming roles made them excellent spies. Playwright Darci Tucker tells the story of Elizabeth Thompson: Lady Spy.

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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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Apr 6
2009

What's an EFT?

Director of Educational Program Development Bill White and his team create a television broadcast to nurture citizens for a new era.

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Mar 9
2009

On This Day

News and notices from the 18th century are the subject of a new compilation. Librarian Juleigh Clark describes the Revolutionary War Era Daybook.

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Feb 16
2009

Freedom Bound

The instinct for liberty is a universal human trait, explains EFT author Christy Coleman.

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Dec 8
2008

Making History Live

Relating the daily lives of America's ancestors is the product of research and performance. Performer Kat Getward shares the part that music plays in the EFT "Making History Live."

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Oct 13
2008

The Will of the People

Contentious elections are the founders' legacy, explains Bill White, the Theresa A. and Lawrence C. Salameno Director of Educational Program Development.

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Sep 8
2008

Teacher Institute

Teachers take a turn as students in the town-sized classroom of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. Director of Teacher Development Tab Broyles reviews the lessons.

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Mar 3
2008

Treasure Keepers

Good as new isn't always as good as old. Curator John Watson talks about conservation at Colonial Williamsburg.

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Feb 4
2008

No Master Over Me

A man purchases his enslaved family to set them free. James Ingram shares the tale.

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Dec 3
2007

Founders or Traitors

Not all colonists were ready to follow their leaders into revolution. Interpreters Steve Holloway and John Hamant debate in character as John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

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Nov 26
2007

Playing the Part

Taking the shape of a founding father calls for equal parts of preparation and imagination. Interpreters John Hamant and Steve Holloway detail the process.

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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 8
2007

Jamestown Unearthed, Part Two

With 60 percent of James Fort unexplored, the island outpost guards a wealth of stories. Bill Kelso continues the hunt for discovery.

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Oct 1
2007

Jamestown Unearthed, Part One

The most impartial chronicle of Jamestown Settlement is in its trash. Curator Bly Straube explains.

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Aug 27
2007

Colonial Children's Dance

Youth interpreters in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area enliven parlors and stages with dancing demonstrations. Kelly McEvoy details the colonial pastime.

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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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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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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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Sep 4
2006

An Actor in the Revolutionary City

Melanie Collins answers the question, "Are you hot in those clothes?" and many more as she talks about the spark she finds each day as an actor-interpreter in Revolutionary City.

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May 29
2006

Sharing a Love of the Garden

Wesley Green loves to share his knowledge of 18th-century plants with visitors of all ages in the colonial garden on Duke of Gloucester Street.

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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 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 6
2006

Recalling African American Interpretation

Rex Ellis reflects on 25 years of interpreting the African American experience in the colonial period.

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Jan 30
2006

African American Interpretation

Harvey Bakari discusses the rich history of black Americans in Williamsburg.

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Jan 9
2006

Instilling a love of American history

Colonial Williamsburg's Bill White shares his passion for teaching American history and citizenship to students across America and beyond.

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Sep 5
2005

Interpreting Domestic Life

Lori Loughrey enjoys "dressing up" to lead tours and explain domestic life in the 18th century.

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Jul 25
2005

School Group Interpreter

Dawn Lunn has learned to expect the unexpected as she guides school groups through Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area.

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