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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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April 7, 2014

Pocahontas and John Rolfe: A match made in Virginia

By Karen Gonzalez

About 2,000 people gathered Saturday by the James River to witness the 400th anniversary of the wedding between Pocahontas and John Rolfe at Historic Jamestowne, Virginia. The weather was a sunny 65 degrees – perfect for an outdoor wedding.

Pocahontas was played by Wendy Taylor from the Pamunkey Indian tribe, and John Rolfe was …

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April 3, 2014

What gift would you bring to the wedding of Pocahontas?

By Áine Cain

Don’t forget to save the date and RSVP to the wedding of early America’s ultimate power couple — John Rolfe and Pocahontas.

On April 5, 400 years after the original nuptials, you can witness the marriage of kidnapped Powhatan princess Pocahontas — also called Matoaka or Rebecca — and pioneering Virginia tobacco planter …

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April 3, 2014

Coming Saturday: Pocahontas’ wedding — and you’re invited

By Karen Gonzalez

The 400th wedding anniversary of Pocahontas and John Rolfe will be celebrated  April 5, and will be there to cover the festivities live on Twitter.

Historic Jamestowne is hosting the wedding at the original church site.  In 2010, the 1608 church foundation was uncovered where the original wedding took place — 400 years …

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April 2, 2014

Become a spy in Colonial Williamsburg’s new “RevQuest: The Old Enemy”

By Claire Weaver

Visitors can become revolutionary spies in Colonial Williamsburg’s latest interactive, alternate reality game: REVQUEST: THE OLD ENEMY™.

The adventure has already begun online, where questors can join the Committee of Secret Correspondence, complete their first mission, and receive their Spy Score. Once they arrive in the Revolutionary City, questors will go undercover and …

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March 28, 2014

This weekend: Wrapping up Women’s History Month

This weekend, Colonial Williamsburg will mark the end of Women’s History Month by celebrating the bravery and strength of revolutionary women. Take a look at upcoming programs and check our calendar for new and updated information.

You Have My Heart: Explore Colonial Williamsburg’s art museum’s exhibit “Threads of Feeling” and learn about messages that mothers left …

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