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November 6, 2014
As the Revolutionary War reached into the West to frontier communities in the Ohio River Valley, American Indians, French traders, British and American colonists, and African Americans faced life-changing decisions about whether to fight—and on which side.
The story, told through vignettes that portray a different segment of society struggling to survive in an increasingly tense, … Continue Reading »
September 5, 2014
Nearly 2 million children are homeschooled in the United States, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. And their numbers are increasing at a much faster rate than the population of public schools. Parents offer many reasons for educating young people at home, from concerns about safety or instructional quality to the desire to … Continue Reading »
April 23, 2014
We asked for a name for one of the Leicester longwool lambs. Then you overwhelmed us.
We received over 1,000 suggestions. So we gave names to all lambs that were born so far this spring.
The 11 names that were chosen were:
5. Jefferson Longshanks
7. Stuart Lambginton
9. Sir Wooly Coates
10. … Continue Reading »
April 2, 2014
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 … Continue Reading »
March 28, 2014
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.
March 20, 2014
Spring begins on Thursday, March 20, at 12:57 p.m., to be precise. It’s finally time to begin enjoying the new season of events and programs around Colonial Williamsburg.
Here are some of the top activities in the Revolutionary City this spring. For more information, check our Spring Break page.