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in Tavern, What's New

April 13, 2015

Happy Birthday Tom!

This 1805 Gilbert Stuart portrait of Jefferson is in Colonial Williamsburgs collections. Learn more at emuseum.


Thomas Jefferson turns 272 today, and his roots run deep in Williamsburg.

Raise a glass tonight (preferably in your own Jefferson cup), and take in this talk by Jon Meacham, author of “Thomas Jefferson : The … Continue Reading »

in Tavern

April 9, 2015

Guided by Faith


Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg

Should personal religious beliefs influence government policies?

It’s not a simple question, as evidenced by current controversies over Religious Freedom Restoration Acts being considered by state legislatures.

Americans generally agree that freedom is a good thing as long as it does not cause harm to another. But what happens when both sides claim harm? … Continue Reading »

in Books, Visit & Events, What's New

March 30, 2015

5 Questions with Peter Manseau,
author of ‘One Nation Under Gods’

By Bill Sullivan

Peter Manseau, author of “One Nation Under Gods.”

Peter Manseau is the award-winning author of the memoir “Vows: The Story of a Priest, a Nun and Their Son” and the novel “Songs for the Butcher’s Daughter,” among other titles. His new book, “One Nation Under Gods,” examines the history of religious diversity … Continue Reading »

in Tavern, What's New

March 27, 2015

Earning the public trust


What do we expect from our public officials? What should we expect?

In this imagined conversation, Thomas Jefferson and Martha Washington discuss their beliefs about integrity and leading by example.

Are we living up to theirs?

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in Tavern, What's New

March 20, 2015

First in war, first in peace…


This early 19th-century painting of Washington is a copy of the well-known work by Gilbert Stuart. Discover more treasures from Colonial Williamsburg’s collections at emuseum.

…and second in the latest rankings of best president ever.

George Washington, first president of the United States and Williamsburg favorite, finished behind only Abraham Lincoln in a recent survey conducted … Continue Reading »

in Tavern

March 20, 2015

Private lives and public figures

Our founders wouldn’t know what to make of the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s emails—and not just because they wouldn’t know what emails are.

Clinton has been criticized for using a personal email address to conduct government business when she was secretary of state. She has turned over 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department but … Continue Reading »