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December 6, 2012

Christmas in Prints

What would Christmas have looked like in the 18th century? Print sources are one insight into colonial culture. Learn more about how prints reveal the traditions of celebration in the colonies.

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November 30, 2012

Wreaths, Garlands, Ropes, and Fruit

Williamsburg’s doors, windowsills, and gates are dressed in full holiday regalia. How is it done? Read about our process in this article from the Journal Colonial Williamsburg.

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November 22, 2012

Consider the Cranberry

Tart, red, edible jewels, cranberries are a Thanksgiving staple. No plate is complete without a dollop of this tangy relish. Journey through this berry’s history in Bogged Down in Cranberries from the journal Colonial Williamsburg.

November 20, 2012

Of Arms, Armorers, & Armories

How are the weapons of war and accouterment of the encampment made? It’s an armorer’s trade to manufacture and repair the essentials. Learn about this ancient trade, newly interpreted in Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City.

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November 16, 2012

Meet Gowan Pamphlet

Born into colonial American slavery, Gowan Pamphlet became an ordained Baptist minister and helped start a church for African Americans, today’s First Baptist Church of Williamsburg.

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October 31, 2012

Dr. Goodwin’s Ghosts

What spirits lurk in Williamsburg’s history-saturated structures? A team of ghost hunters spends the night in the Wythe house.

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