June 24, 2015
June 23, 2015
Last week I had the great pleasure of accompanying a group of enthusiasts who study the genus Rhododendron.
On one of our treks we explored the balds of Roan Mountain that rise above 5,000 feet on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina and support a great population of Flame Azaleas … Continue Reading »
June 22, 2015
By Ben Swenson
The recruits of the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums have come to the Revolutionary City from many different backgrounds. Some always knew they’d join this ensemble. Others seemed to have stumbled on it accidentally.
All of them have signed on to a life-changing journey.
In these audio clips, the recruits tell the stories of what … Continue Reading »
By Ben Swenson
Entrepreneurs love to see business coming through the door. But when your line of work is an 18th-century Historic Trade, walk-ins are a rarity.
Yet that’s what happened last year at the Colonial Williamsburg Wheelwright and Carriage Shop. Matthew Mees and his wife were visiting the Revolutionary City and made a point to drop … Continue Reading »
June 17, 2015
By Karen Gonzalez
Peter Pelham’s musical influence found a way into the life of a Founding Father, according to new research.
A manuscript – or copybook – of music bearing the handwriting of Thomas Jefferson’s wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Pelham, the 18th-century Bruton Parish Church organist and music teacher, offers a glimpse into the relationship between … Continue Reading »