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in Books, Features, Kids, Visit & Events, What's New

December 5, 2013

Callista Gingrich to sign new kids’ book
on history-loving elephant

By Toni Guagenti

If you’re a history-loving pachyderm,  you’re bound to be a frequent visitor at Colonial Williamsburg. And Ellis the Elephant, a creation of children’s book author Callista Gingrich, will be back for a book-signing on Saturday in Merchants Square.

Gingrich’s third Ellis the Elephant book, “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” aims to teach children ages 4 to …

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in Books, History, Visit & Events, What's New

November 7, 2013

Author A’Leila Bundles to speak on “The Politics of Hair” at Saturday’s Equiano Forum

By Toni Guagenti

“Hair” and “politics” don’t often share space in the same sentence, but when it comes to hair and the African American community, the history of the two is intertwined.

A’Leila Bundles

Writer and public speaker A’Lelia Bundles has a unique vantage point to that history. She lived through the 1960’s when many African Americans …

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in Books, Museums, What's New

November 1, 2013

How a Colonial Williamsburg ‘fan’ carves a pumpkin

A California woman who describes herself as a “big fan” of Colonial Williamsburg spent Halloween carving two pumpkins based on Colonial Williamsburg furniture collections.

Lauren Csaki of Torrance, Calif., carved her Halloween pumpkins based on Colonial Williamsburg furniture collections.

Lauren Csaki, who lives in Torrance, Calif., said she used her copy of Colonial Williamsburg’s “Southern …

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in Books, Visit & Events, What's New

October 24, 2013

Meet the author of “Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself”

Eileen Rockefeller Growald, the granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and youngest daughter of David Rockefeller,  will speak about her new book on Friday at the Hennage Auditorium of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Eileen Rockefeller Growald with her Morgan horses, Meg and Lucky.

Growald, who lives on an organic farm in Shelburne, Vermont, spoke …

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in Books, Visit & Events, What's New

October 16, 2013

Join Andrea Wulf in “Chasing Venus” Thursday in Colonial Williamsburg

Andrea Wulf, author of “Chasing Venus”

Today, author and historian Andrea Wulf is in Ohio, discussing how early gardeners shaped the creation of America.

On Thursday, as part of the Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series, she visits Colonial Williamsburg to speak about an astronomical  event that won’t happen again for another 100 years.

The topics are not …

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in Books, What's New

October 15, 2013

“The Idea of America” book design wins award

“The Idea of America,” published in March by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, has won The Crystal Book 2013 Award of Excellence from the Midwest Publishing Association.

The book shows how American values and the tensions between them have shaped and continue to shape history.

The judges’ comments were: “Engaging design, good white space, and nice color! The …

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