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June 16, 2014
Dr. Phil Sponenberg, a professor of pathology and genetics at Virginia Tech, will sign his new book about rare breeds Tuesday, June 17 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Bookstore.
Sponenberg co-authored “An Introduction to Heritage Breeds, Saving and Raising Rare-Breed Livestock and Poultry” with Jeannette Beranger and Alison Martin.
The book …
April 24, 2014
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 …
December 5, 2013
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 …
November 7, 2013
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.
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 …
November 1, 2013
A California woman who describes herself as a “big fan” of Colonial Williamsburg spent Halloween carving two pumpkins based on Colonial Williamsburg furniture collections.
October 24, 2013
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.
Growald, who lives on an organic farm in Shelburne, Vermont, spoke …