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A Time to Remember Those Who Served

The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., has been exhibited in some 400 cities since it was unveiled on Veterans Day in 1996.

From Oct. 9-13, the Wall That …

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By H. Michael Hartoonian, Richard D. Van Scotter, and William E. White

Recent events in Jefferson County, Denver, Colorado, underscore a misunderstanding Americans generally hold regarding the U.S. history curriculum. What’s happening in Colorado and in other states, such as Texas and Florida, highlights an essential question. Is American history a patriotic celebration? Or is American …

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Wig curlers from the Coffeehouse Site.

This weekend, Colonial Williamsburg kicks off the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Kings Arms Barber and Wig Shop, one of our most popular trade sites. Think that archaeologists have nothing to say about 18th century wigs? Guess again. According to Associate Curator of Archaeological Collections, Kelly …

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The Williamsburg Inn, the landmark property conceived and built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and opened in April 1937, has been the crown jewel of Colonial Williamsburg’s hotels for 75 years.

Generations of guests consider the hotel their beloved “second home,” with time-honored traditions and unchanged style. Hand-plastered ceilings and restored ornamental moldings re-created by master …

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Paris Island Cos

Now that the weather has cooled we can begin whiting the Cos.

This is the most ancient form of lettuce, named for the Isle of Kos in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey. From there it was transported to Italy and from Italy to the rest of Europe, where it was known …

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By Ben Swenson

Historic buildings are often resplendent against the backdrop of a picture-perfect day. They let us leave the 21st-century for a momentary glimpse of life long ago. Yet the hard work required to create those snapshots isn’t always blue skies and sunshine. One case in point now stands at Historic Jamestowne, cradle of modern …

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