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June 16, 2014

Author on Rare Breeds to Sign Books

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 …

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April 24, 2014

When Religious Freedom Was Dangerous

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 …

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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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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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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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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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