Throwback Thursday:  The Fifes & Drums1

Throwback Thursday: The Fifes & Drums

The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums – also known as the Field Music of the Virginia State Garrison Regiment – carries forward the tradition...
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Understanding Slavery and African American History through Archaeology: The Challenges and Rewards  1

Understanding Slavery and African American History through Archaeology: The Challenges and Rewards

Archaeology plays a role in many research areas at Colonial Williamsburg, but it is an especially important component in our interpretation of...
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From the Garden: Of Cup Plants and Rosinweed1

From the Garden: Of Cup Plants and Rosinweed

Two of the garden giants are now in bloom. The Cup Plant, known in Latin as Silphium perfoliatum towers nearly 12 feet tall at the back of the...
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Medicine and Mortality -- The Apothecary in the 18th Century1

Medicine and Mortality — The Apothecary in the 18th Century

By Karen Gonzalez The date: June 12, 1783. The place: Williamsburg, Va. Imagine that your child suddenly develops a high fever. Rumors of...
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The Color of History1

The Color of History

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you; the color of the Historic Area is changing. Specifically, exterior paint colors are being re-examined...
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