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 …
October 16, 2013
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 …
October 15, 2013
“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 …