Posts Tagged ‘trades’
December 26, 2011
What’s the trick to a perfect head of hair in the 18th century? The answers might surprise you. Listen to the secrets of great hair in this week’s podcast.
June 21, 2011
When the American Revolution began and Britain no longer shipped supplies to her rebellious colonies, tradesmen and women had to answer the need for domestic goods. Supplier of everything from sails to bedsheets, the weaver’s business boomed at the onset of war.
In this week’s podcast, listen as weaver Max Hamrick spins the tale of weaving and dyeing.
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June 15, 2011
Did you know that a couple dozen historic trades are carried out by master tradesmen and apprentices throughout the Historic Area? These craftsmen devote their days to researching and recreating the professions and products of the 18th century with painstaking accuracy.
The brickmaker is one of these experts; and in his yard you can stomp clay and see how bricks are shaped, dried, and burned in a kiln to build the structures of Williamsburg.
May 17, 2011
December 30, 2010
Colonial Williamsburg’s historic trades brickmakers completed the oyster rick burn, this year in the snow! Visit the brickmakers to see the burned shell, known as quicklime, and find out more about the 18th-century brickmaking process.
A Colonial Williamsburg admission pass is required for all trade sites.
Learn more about Colonial Williamsburg historic trade brickmakers.