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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 »

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 »