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in Books, Visit & Events, What's New

August 8, 2014

Help Re-imagine the Republic at the Constitution Café

By Bill Sullivan

Christopher Phillips wants to get rid of the Constitution and start over again. Well, not exactly. But he does want us to think about what we would do if we could start over. The William & Mary alum (Government major, naturally) will be leading the conversation in a “Constitution Café” Monday, … Continue Reading »

in Books, History, Museums, Visit & Events, What's New

April 24, 2014

When Religious Freedom Was Dangerous

By Bill Sullivan

“A commitment to religious freedom is one of the most important achievements of the founding era precisely because it could be dangerous,” said James Sidbury, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Rice University, in a talk at the Dewitt Wallace Museum. But dangerous to whom? Sidbury was a featured speaker during … Continue Reading »

in Gardens, What's New

October 9, 2013

From the Garden: Lima and butter beans

The arbor, newly constructed in spring.

The arbor in mid-summer.

It is now, in the last warm days of autumn, that the butter beans reach their perfection.  There are actually two forms of this bean.  The larger variety is known as the Lima as its first description came from that Peruvian city.  The smaller, sweeter … Continue Reading »

in Visit & Events

July 6, 2012

See “Jefferson and Adams” Live Stage Play at the Kimball Theatre

The compelling story of two celebrated founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, and one astute first lady, Abigail Adams, returns for encore performances. “Jefferson & Adams” will be presented at Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre 7:30 p.m. July 5-7.

The live stage production features the original all-star cast of Colonial Williamsburg’s renowned character historian Bill … Continue Reading »

in Podcasts

July 2, 2012

We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident

The Declaration of Independence is the foundation of American identity. Hear the original document read by Colonial Williamsburg’s Bill Barker, in character as Thomas Jefferson.

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in Podcasts

April 23, 2012

Thomas Jefferson’s Freedom for Religion

Thomas Jefferson thought your religion was your own business, and history has sided with him. Listen to what he had in mind in this week’s podcast.

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