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in What's New

September 17, 2013

What are you doing to celebrate Constitution Day today?

The nation’s founding document, the U.S. Constitution, is celebrated on September 17, and Colonial Williamsburg will again mark the occasion with its fifth annual “To Support and Defend” event.

The open-air concert includes music and Colonial Williamsburg interpreters who will personify George Washington and James Madison. Sponsored by Merchants Square and Colonial Williamsburg, the event … Continue Reading »

in What's New

September 17, 2012

Happy Constitution Day

Today we recognize the adoption of the Constitution and welcome those who have become new U.S. citizens.

How well do you know this founding document? Brush up with this story.

Then zoom in on the Constitution.

in Multimedia, What's New

September 19, 2011

Connect with history

We’ve just launched Colonial Williamsburg CONNECT, a feature dedicated to opening a discussion with America about what citizenship and democracy mean in today’s world.

Visit CONNECT each week for new thought-provoking discussions, expansive print and audiovisual resources, and special features.

This week’s question: When are constitutional amendments necessary?

Join the discussion.

in Multimedia, Podcasts

September 7, 2011

Trial by Jury: Our latest video

The Constitution guarantees the right to jury trial. What does it mean for a vital democracy? Director of the Center for Jury Studies Paula Hannaford-Agor explains their importance.

Watch the video.

in Multimedia, Teachers

September 6, 2011

A Gift to the Nation

From September 6-30, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation offers complimentary access to A More Perfect Union, an Electronic Field Trip about the conflict and compromises that accompanied the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

Learn more.