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November 6, 2014

Electronic Field Trip Premiere – “American Revolution on the Frontier”

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 »

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 history.org 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 … Continue Reading »

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 … Continue Reading »

March 19, 2014

On Thursday, hear Baroque chamber music on Baroque instruments

By Karen Gonzalez

A concert of chamber music from the Baroque period will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday at Bruton Parish Church featuring musicians playing authentic Baroque instruments.

The performance is part of the Candlelight Concert series at the church, which was erected during the Baroque era.

Music by J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel, G. P. Telemann … Continue Reading »

February 18, 2014

Tomorrow, try your hand at cracking the code

By Áine Cain

Do you have what it takes to “Crack the Code?”

Families can plunge into General George Washington’s espionage operations on Feb. 19 and 26 from 3:30-4:30 p.m in the Hennage Auditorium of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

“‘Crack the Code’ is a program we developed several years ago in conjunction with an exhibition we had on … Continue Reading »

February 13, 2014

Today: “Harsh World This World” explores the reality of slavery

What was slavery really like for enslaved people and their masters?  Students will have the opportunity to watch “Harsh World, This World” on Feb. 13 and be guided through true personal stories that demonstrate kindness, betrayal, trust, cruelty — all the emotions that govern complex human relationships.

The stories in this Continue Reading »