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January 3, 2012

Watch new video: Women in Historic Trades

Our latest vodcast gives you a glimpse of the women in Historic Trades in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Whether printing, wigmaking, coopering, or smithing, women ply their trades just as they would have in the 18th century.

Watch the video.

in Multimedia, Podcasts

December 26, 2011

This week’s podcast: Great Hair

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.


in What's New

July 15, 2011

See images from the kiln burn

The brick kiln burned for three days and nights in July 2011. A gallery of images tracks the progress from humble clay to 2,000-degree kiln.

See the gallery »

in Multimedia

June 21, 2011

New Podcast: Meet the Weaver

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 … Continue Reading »

in What's New

June 15, 2011

Visit Historic Trades

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 … Continue Reading »

in Multimedia

May 17, 2011

New online: Historic Farming Slideshow

Historic Farmers grow corn, tobacco and cotton using 18th-century techniques at Great Hopes Plantation.

See the slideshow.

Learn more about Historic Farming.