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in What's New

March 4, 2013

Would You Send This Woman into Combat?

Emily Geiger

President Truman signed the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act in 1948, allowing women to enlist in the Regular Army for the first time. But women have played a part in every American conflict since the Revolutionary War.

From Martha Washington’s mobilization of the home front to modern women in combat roles, what … Continue Reading »

in History

April 10, 2012

Meet Ann Wager

The first mistress of Williamsburg’s school for African-American children, Ann Wager was a woman ahead of her time.

Learn more about Ann Wager.

Meet Ann Wager.

in Visit & Events

March 8, 2012

Women’s History Month programs highlight women’s roles

Among the new programs offered this year is “Martha’s Decision, Oney’s Choice.” Martha Washington’s favorite slave, Oney, has run away.

Hear from the First Lady and Oney as they try to understand what happened in a relationship that was so intimate and yet so distant at 12:30 p.m. March 2, 9, 12, 22 and … Continue Reading »

in What's New

March 1, 2012

Celebrate Women’s History Month

In the month of March, we commemorate the ideas and contributions of 18th-century women. Learn more about the determination and inspiration that succeeded in a period of decided inequality.

Read more about the women of Williamsburg.

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